Water levels at Lake Lanier, Atlanta’s source of drinking water, dropped slightly from 1,060.94 feet Nov. 24 to 1,060.87 feet Friday. The full pool level is 1,071 feet.
Lasting drought conditions led the state to issue
new watering restrictions
in 52 counties Nov. 17.
Rainfall last seven days: 2.98
Rainfall this month: 0.14
Rainfall deficit for the year: 10.26
Rainfall deficit since Dec. 1: 0.14
The state’s drought alerts:
Level 1: Requires public water systems to educate customers about conditions and encourages conservation.
Level 2: Limits outdoor watering to two days a week on an odd-even schedule. Even-numbered addresses may water Wednesdays and Saturdays (4 p.m. to 10 a.m.); odd-numbered addresses may water Thursdays and Sundays (4 p.m. to 10 a.m.). No water for outdoor fountains, car washes or power washing of homes.
Level 3: Prohibits all outdoor irrigation of landscapes. Food gardens may be watered between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. (Soaker hoses and drip irrigation may be used any time.) Hand watering allowed during designated hours. Golf course irrigation limited.
Source: Environmental Protection Division