Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Drought
State GEORGIA
County/Area MERIWETHER
WFO FFC
Report Source Official NWS Observations
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2007-12-01 00:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2007-12-31 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 persisted and actually continued to worsen during December. This was especially true during the first half of the month when unseasonably warm, dry weather prevailed across the region thanks to a large upper-level ridge of high pressure. Rainfall deficits continued to grow during this time and lake levels fell to record or near record low levels. Lake Lanier in northeast Georgia and the main water supply for the Atlanta metropolitan area, dropped to its lowest level in history on December 28, 2007 with a reading of 1050.75 feet. New records were set nearly every day after November 20th, when the previous record low-level of 1052.63 feet was reached. Lake Allatoona in northwest Georgia and West Point Lake in west central Georgia were also near record low levels, but never reached previously established record low levels. While rivers and streams remained near record low levels as well, lower evaporation rates and slightly better overall rainfall allowed minor rises at many locations. Significant water conservation measures were being implemented in many cities across north and central Georgia.
During the later part of the month, several fast moving weather systems finally brought much needed rainfall to north and especially central Georgia. In fact, many areas actually recorded above normal rainfall for the month for the first time in many months.
Note, the impact of the drought on crops and the estimated monetary damage was included with the September 2007 Storm Data. Additional crop losses after September would be minimal in comparison as October marks the end of the growing season.
Event Narrative


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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
HOUSTON (ZONE) HOUSTON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARALSON (ZONE) HARALSON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUMPKIN (ZONE) LUMPKIN (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PEACH (ZONE) PEACH (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE (ZONE) WHITE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAURENS (ZONE) LAURENS (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BUTTS (ZONE) BUTTS (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOWNS (ZONE) TOWNS (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MORGAN (ZONE) MORGAN (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SCHLEY (ZONE) SCHLEY (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOOMBS (ZONE) TOOMBS (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARION (ZONE) MARION (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DADE (ZONE) DADE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TELFAIR (ZONE) TELFAIR (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MERIWETHER (ZONE) MERIWETHER (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKDALE (ZONE) ROCKDALE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JONES (ZONE) JONES (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SUMTER (ZONE) SUMTER (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HALL (ZONE) HALL (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NEWTON (ZONE) NEWTON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PUTNAM (ZONE) PUTNAM (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANCOCK (ZONE) HANCOCK (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILCOX (ZONE) WILCOX (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TAYLOR (ZONE) TAYLOR (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHEELER (ZONE) WHEELER (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTGOMERY (ZONE) MONTGOMERY (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DAWSON (ZONE) DAWSON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITFIELD (ZONE) WHITFIELD (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALIAFERRO (ZONE) TALIAFERRO (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TROUP (ZONE) TROUP (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TWIGGS (ZONE) TWIGGS (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GWINNETT (ZONE) GWINNETT (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HARRIS (ZONE) HARRIS (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON (ZONE) WASHINGTON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GREENE (ZONE) GREENE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DODGE (ZONE) DODGE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PULASKI (ZONE) PULASKI (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JASPER (ZONE) JASPER (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GORDON (ZONE) GORDON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALTON (ZONE) WALTON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DE KALB (ZONE) DE KALB (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
POLK (ZONE) POLK (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GLASCOCK (ZONE) GLASCOCK (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALKER (ZONE) WALKER (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OGLETHORPE (ZONE) OGLETHORPE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GILMER (ZONE) GILMER (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PIKE (ZONE) PIKE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OCONEE (ZONE) OCONEE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COBB (ZONE) COBB (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PICKENS (ZONE) PICKENS (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TREUTLEN (ZONE) TREUTLEN (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FORSYTH (ZONE) FORSYTH (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MACON (ZONE) MACON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARROLL (ZONE) CARROLL (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BLECKLEY (ZONE) BLECKLEY (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CATOOSA (ZONE) CATOOSA (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARROW (ZONE) BARROW (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TALBOT (ZONE) TALBOT (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARREN (ZONE) WARREN (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MADISON (ZONE) MADISON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRISP (ZONE) CRISP (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UPSON (ZONE) UPSON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
EMANUEL (ZONE) EMANUEL (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BALDWIN (ZONE) BALDWIN (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION (ZONE) UNION (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PAULDING (ZONE) PAULDING (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOUGLAS (ZONE) DOUGLAS (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON (ZONE) CLAYTON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSCOGEE (ZONE) MUSCOGEE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CRAWFORD (ZONE) CRAWFORD (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOHNSON (ZONE) JOHNSON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKINSON (ZONE) WILKINSON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NORTH FULTON (ZONE) NORTH FULTON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MURRAY (ZONE) MURRAY (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COWETA (ZONE) COWETA (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WILKES (ZONE) WILKES (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WEBSTER (ZONE) WEBSTER (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLARKE (ZONE) CLARKE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DOOLY (ZONE) DOOLY (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENRY (ZONE) HENRY (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STEWART (ZONE) STEWART (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HEARD (ZONE) HEARD (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHEROKEE (ZONE) CHEROKEE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SOUTH FULTON (ZONE) SOUTH FULTON (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARTOW (ZONE) BARTOW (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BANKS (ZONE) BANKS (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SPALDING (ZONE) SPALDING (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BIBB (ZONE) BIBB (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHATTOOGA (ZONE) CHATTOOGA (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHATTAHOOCHEE (ZONE) CHATTAHOOCHEE (ZONE) GA 12/01/2007 00:00 EST-5 Drought 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K