Level 1 Drought Response Declaration


 Some areas of Georgia are facing severe to extreme drought conditions. A public report on current climatic indicators is available at


 All public water systems within the Level 1 Drought Response areas are required to implement a public information campaign as follows: 

  •  General outdoor watering is allowed only between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.
  •  Regularly check for, and repair, leaks inside and outside the home and/or business.
  •  Don’t leave the tap running when shaving, brushing teeth, etc.
  •  Only water your landscape when necessary.  Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is
        watered, and not the house, sidewalk or street.
  •  Report any low-pressure issues to City of McCaysville at 706-492-4921.

Welcome to McCaysville!

McCaysville, Ga., a small town in Fannin County, sits along the Tennessee-Georgia state line. Visitors can actually have one foot in Georgia and one foot in Tennessee when they cross the Blue Line marking the place where the states meet. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway has increased tourism in the area, and today Toccoa-Ocoee Street is lined with antique and specialty shops, art galleries and eateries.

McCaysville is a charming mountain town located right on the Georgia, Tennessee State line adjacent to Copperhill, Tennessee, its twin city. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway brings 65,000 passengers a year to the town of McCaysville where they shop, have lunch and explore the town. The GA/Tenn line aka "The Blue Line" is actually painted through the center of town! You can have your picture taken with one foot in each state. The Toccoa River flows through the center of town passing under two bridges, and changes names to the Ocoee River as it crosses the state line.

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