The latest national report on the drought shows that its severity has lessened over the past week in a couple of northeast Georgia counties.
Most noticeably, Habersham County has been shifted from severe to moderate drought classification according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report released last Thursday.
The monitor also lessened the severity of its drought classification for part of Rabun County.
The northeast corner of the county is now considered abnormally dry as opposed to a moderate drought classification.
The report said some rain in northeast Georgia led to a slight improvement in those counties. However, little or no rain fell in the main areas of Georgia’s drought.