By Lynn Hobbs / Staff
PUTNAM COUNTY -- Even with rain Tuesday and a 100 percent chance forecast for Wednesday, drought conditions are worsening in the northwest, northeastern, and central parts of the state, causing officials to restrict outdoor water use.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) declared it will raise the state’s Drought Response to Level 2 in 52 counties, which includes Morgan County, and impose a Level 1 in 58 counties, which includes Putnam, Greene, Hancock, Baldwin, Jones and Jasper counties.
Level 2 means outdoor water usage is restricted to certain hours of the day, two days a week, determined by odd and even-numbered addresses.
Level 1, under which the GEPD lists Putnam and Greene counties, requires ...