Saw an interetsing article in the AJC, from over a week ago: It Takes More Than This To Break The Drought
The weather has gone cold and dry and looks to be that way for the next 5-6 days, but long terms it’s anyone’s guess if the more normal winter weather returns w/ increased rainfall. December was extremely wet and helped rebuild Lake Lanier quite significantly. However, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division says the ban on all outdoor watering won’t be changed for communities that depend on Lake Lanier for their water until the lake returns to normal.
“It actually takes four months of all drought indicators to be normal before we can move out of a proscribed drought level.”
So it might be quite a while before the drought is officially over.