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Water Conservation and Drought

This page contains state and local information regarding current drought conditions. Information will change based on current conditions.

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U.S. Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor provides a consistent big-picture look at drought conditions in the United States. The map released every Thursday, showing parts of the U.S. that are in drought. The map uses five classifications: abnormally dry (D0), showing areas that may be going into or are coming out of drought, and four levels of drought: moderate (D1), severe (D2), extreme (D3) and exceptional (D4).

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Water Use Restrictions

Cobb County residents must follow the year-round outdoor water use schedule required in the Water Stewardship Act of 2010.  This law allows all types of outdoor water use, but landscape watering only before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. daily.  This is done to limit evaporation during the warmest part of the day. 

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Current Drought Status

There is currently no drought level response declared for Cobb County. CCWS encourages all water users to follow water conservation measures year-round.