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Event Details

Event Drought
State GEORGIA
County/Area MERIWETHER
WFO FFC
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-05-01 00:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2007-05-31 23:59:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Drought conditions continued to worsen across the entire state during May. Rainfall deficits across many counties of north and central Georgia continued to grow as well as the number of counties classified in severe and extreme drought conditions. By the end of May 2007, 74 Georgia counties were classified as being in extreme drought, 79 in severe drought, and six in moderate drought. Counties within the Peachtree City, Georgia forecast area classified as being in extreme drought include Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Meriwether, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Towns, Troup, Union, Walker and Whitfield. Drought conditions in all remaining counties within the Peachtree City, Georgia forecast area were classified as severe. Rainfall deficits as of May 31, 2007 for some of the major north and central Georgia cities were:
Athens: 6:49 inches Columbus: 8.68 inches Macon: 9.30 inches Atlanta: 10.02 inches Plains: 10.09 inches Blairsville: 13.89 inches LaFayette: 14.06 inches
Macon observed its driest May in history with only a trace of precipitation.
Record to near-record low stream flows were reported by the end of May across the state, including the Coosawattee River near Ellijay, the Oostanaula at Resaca and Rome, the Middle Oconee near Athens, Oconee at Milledgeville and Dublin, and the Ocmulgee near Jackson and at Lumber City. Groundwater levels were dropping statewide. Many wells are approaching their average yearly low water level, normally reached in late summer or early fall. Much of the state remained under level-2 outdoor water restrictions, with total bans on outdoor watering in some west central Georgia counties.
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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUMTER (ZONE) SUMTER (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARALSON (ZONE) HARALSON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITFIELD (ZONE) WHITFIELD (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAURENS (ZONE) LAURENS (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPSON (ZONE) UPSON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PICKENS (ZONE) PICKENS (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARRIS (ZONE) HARRIS (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TELFAIR (ZONE) TELFAIR (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOWNS (ZONE) TOWNS (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEARD (ZONE) HEARD (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWART (ZONE) STEWART (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE (ZONE) WHITE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GWINNETT (ZONE) GWINNETT (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHEELER (ZONE) WHEELER (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKINSON (ZONE) WILKINSON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENE (ZONE) GREENE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALTON (ZONE) WALTON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALIAFERRO (ZONE) TALIAFERRO (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH FULTON (ZONE) SOUTH FULTON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TWIGGS (ZONE) TWIGGS (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALBOT (ZONE) TALBOT (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKDALE (ZONE) ROCKDALE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALKER (ZONE) WALKER (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREUTLEN (ZONE) TREUTLEN (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPALDING (ZONE) SPALDING (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOHNSON (ZONE) JOHNSON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOOMBS (ZONE) TOOMBS (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIBB (ZONE) BIBB (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DADE (ZONE) DADE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILMER (ZONE) GILMER (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARTOW (ZONE) BARTOW (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COWETA (ZONE) COWETA (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARROW (ZONE) BARROW (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COBB (ZONE) COBB (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKES (ZONE) WILKES (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILCOX (ZONE) WILCOX (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOOLY (ZONE) DOOLY (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOOLY (ZONE) DOOLY (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER (ZONE) JASPER (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE KALB (ZONE) DE KALB (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON (ZONE) DAWSON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACON (ZONE) MACON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUMPKIN (ZONE) LUMPKIN (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHATTOOGA (ZONE) CHATTOOGA (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANKS (ZONE) BANKS (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHATTAHOOCHEE (ZONE) CHATTAHOOCHEE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALDWIN (ZONE) BALDWIN (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLECKLEY (ZONE) BLECKLEY (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CATOOSA (ZONE) CATOOSA (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PULASKI (ZONE) PULASKI (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMANUEL (ZONE) EMANUEL (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRISP (ZONE) CRISP (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUTTS (ZONE) BUTTS (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE (ZONE) CHEROKEE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAULDING (ZONE) PAULDING (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OCONEE (ZONE) OCONEE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIKE (ZONE) PIKE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OGLETHORPE (ZONE) OGLETHORPE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORSYTH (ZONE) FORSYTH (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PEACH (ZONE) PEACH (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GORDON (ZONE) GORDON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH FULTON (ZONE) NORTH FULTON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON (ZONE) CLAYTON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWTON (ZONE) NEWTON (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARKE (ZONE) CLARKE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLASCOCK (ZONE) GLASCOCK (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHLEY (ZONE) SCHLEY (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERIWETHER (ZONE) MERIWETHER (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSCOGEE (ZONE) MUSCOGEE (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTGOMERY (ZONE) MONTGOMERY (ZONE) GA 05/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K