Atlanta mayor begs residents to conserve water

He calls it a drought “of historic magnitude,” saying Lake Lanier, which provides water to one-third of Georgia, has only enough water for 121 days.

All outdoor watering has been banned. Forecasts says the drought, which is getting worse, will persist in much of the South until December.

Current U.S. drought monitor map. All of southern California and large parts of the South are classified as D-3 “extreme” or D-4 exceptional” droughts, D-4 being the most severe.

Here in Connecticut, we have a D-1 “moderate” drought. However it just started raining again, we got an inch these past few days, and more is coming this week. So our drought may be ending.