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Monday May 4th, 2015 3:01AM

Drought returns to more than half of Ga.; closing in on Hall Co.

By Ken Stanford Reporter
Drought conditions have returned to more than half of Georgia and are closing in on Hall County and others in the immediate Gainesville area.<br /> <br /> According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of the affected counties are in central and South Georgia. Some in southern part of the state are experiencing a "severe drought." For most of the state, though, including parts of north Georgia conditions are considered "abnormally dry." <br /> <br /> The counties in north Georgia where drought conditions exist include all or parts of Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, Pickens, Gilmer, Cherokee, Stephens. Franklin and Elbert. (See link below for a map detailing drought conditions statewide.)<br /> <br /> The Drought Monitor notes that a year ago Georgia was "drought free."
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