Officials are keeping close tabs on the Bear Creek Reservoir as the 2011 drought continues, but so far the reservoir appears to be suffering no ill effects of a drought that continues to ravage much of the state.
“The reservoir is full,” noted Chris Thomas, who chairs the Operations Committee of the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority, which owns the 505-acre reservoir located in southwest Jackson County.
Reporting to the authority last Thursday, Thomas said that on a drought level of zero to five in severity, the area remains at a zero.
Sporadic thundershowers during July have provided enough water in the Middle Oconee River to keep the Bear Creek Reservoir full.
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