Level 1 Drought
Coweta County is part of the Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division’s declaration of a Level 1 drought response. This declaration was originally issued September 9, 2016.
The declaration follows a wet winter, but a dry spring and summer. According to the National Weather Service, from March through August, Atlanta received 16.59 inches of rain – around 8.5 inches less than the 30-year average for the same six-month period. We don’t know how long the dry weather will continue. Rainfall may return to normal, but we need to take reasonable measures to be responsible stewards of water and to be prepared for the possibility this is a long-term drought.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board adopted a new drought management rule in 2015 which updated outdoor watering restrictions.
Find out the latest drought information from Georgia EPD: