December rain yet to ease drought status in Macon

The latest data from the NC drought monitor indicates very dry conditions are lingering in western North Carolina.

Macon and surrounding counties are classified in a moderate drought category. The latest report is based on data recorded as of Tue

sday, December 25.

“At this point, public water supplies are fine in North Carolina,” said Tom Reeder, director of the N.C. Division of Water Resources. “But if dry conditions continue to occur, widespread impacts could quickly surface in 2013 when temperatures begin to increase and the growing season begins.”

State officials say people should always follow the water restrictions enacted by their local water systems.

For each system’s water conservation status:

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