Drought Monitor

Recent rains have improved the drought conditions here in Rabun County.

According to the latest statistics from the United States Drought Monitor, Rabun County is classified as being “abnormally dry,” which is the lowest drought classification.

For the entire month of July, Rabun County had been classified a being in a “moderate drought.”

Rabun County was last considered to be drought free on June 19 of this year.

Regionally, Habersham County is also seeing abnormally dry conditions, while Stephens County is seeing both abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions.

Oconee County, South Carolina, is seeing three drought classifications: abnormally dry, moderate drought, and severe drought, with conditions being most severe in the southern portion of the county. Macon County, North Carolina is nearly drought free, with just a very small portion of the county seeing abnormally dry conditions.

Lake levels in Rabun County remain consistent, with Lakes Burton and Seed coming in at approximately one foot below full elevation, and Lake Rabun coming in at approximately two feet below full elevation.