The Polar Bear Plunge, in which people jump into chilly waters, has been postponed until February.
Water levels at Lake Lanier, Atlanta’s main source of drinking water, decreased slightly from 1,060.47 feet last week to 1060.26 Friday. The full pool level is 1,071 feet.
“Meanwhile, the interior Southeast (United States) continued to experience varying degrees of drought relief, although streaks of significant rain notably bypassed core drought areas in northern and central Alabama and northern Georgia,” meteorologists said in this week’s U.S. Drought Monitor.
Coastal counties from Glynn to Effingham remained off the dry weather monitor altogether, and parts of Cobb and Cherokee counties were still in the Drought Monitor’s worst category, “exceptional.”
Other parts of metro Atlanta stayed in a “severe” drought, the third worst category.
Rainfall last seven days: 0.65
Rainfall this month: 2.85
Rainfall deficit for the year: 10.94
Rainfall deficit since Dec. 1: 0.82
Values in inches as of Thursday