Water Facts and Data

Science, data and good stewardship guide Metro Atlanta’s comprehensive approach to water planning for economic, environmental and social well-being. Understanding how much of water is supplied by each basin, current rainfall in relation to precipitation trends, and where our region is experiencing drought are all important to water management in our region.

Current Drought Status

Current Drought Status

There is currently no drought level response declared for the metro Atlanta region or the state of Georgia.  GA EPD Lifts Drought Response in December, 2019 As a result … Learn more

Water Withdrawal by Basin

Water Withdrawal by Basin

Metro Atlanta relies on waters flowing through its five major river basins: Chattahoochee, Etowah (sub-basin of the Coosa), Flint, Ocmulgee and Oconee. Learn more

U.S. Drought Monitor

U.S. Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor provides timely and understandable scientific information on water supply and drought in our region. Learn more

Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District