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Drought response levels change in North Georgia
3/8/2018 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
AFFECTED AREAS:
Cobb County, GA
Coweta County, GA
DeKalb County, GA
Douglas County, GA
Forsyth County, GA
Fulton County, GA
Gwinnett County, GA
Habersham County, GA
Hall County, GA
Lumpkin County, GA
Paulding County, GA
White County, GA

Start Date: 5/3/2017 - End Date: 3/8/2018
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division lifted the Level 1 Drought Response in 12 north Georgia counties, putting the state in a non-drought outdoor water use schedule. The change came after recent rainfall raised the level of Lake Lanier. Georgia Environmental Protection Division (Atlanta, Ga.), March 8, 2018 The Georgia Environmental Protection Division changed level 2 water use restrictions to level 1 for 12 counties. The dozen counties are Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Paulding and White. Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Ga.), Sept. 7, 2017 Twelve counties in northern Georgia remained in a Level 2 drought, which meant outdoor watering was permitted up to two days per week. The 12 counties were Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Paulding and White. Washing off pavement, using water for ornamental purposes, washing non-commercial vehicles and other non-essential water uses were prohibited. Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Ga.), May 3, 2017
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