Drought Monitor

Drought conditions remain but are improving within Rabun County.

As of the most recent map from the United States Drought Monitor, Rabun County is classified as being abnormally dry. They were also classified as being abnormally dry last week, after being in a moderate drought for the entire month of July.

Regionally, Habersham County is abnormally dry, and Stephens County now joins that category fully after being both abnormally dry and in a moderate drought last week.

Oconee County South Carolina is both abnormally dry and in a moderate drought, an improvement from last week when some areas were classified as being in a sever drought. Macon County, North Carolina, is mostly drought free, with a small area facing abnormally dry conditions.

Lake Levels within Rabun County remain consistent, with Lake Burton and Seed at just over one foot below full elevation, while Lake Rabun is just under 2 feet below full elevation.