October 11, 2007
Government forecasters have released their weather predictions for the upcoming winter--and it isn't good news for our area.
According to the Climate Prediction Center, this winter will be both drier and warmer than normal.
The Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority says that if the statistical data is true everyone needs to continue to conserve water.
Winter is typically the time of year when recovery of water levels is important.
"This past summer and early fall we lost some water in our reservoirs as a results of dry conditions. To make sure we are on equal footing next year in case the summer is dry again we need to fill those reservoirs up this winter and a dry winter makes it much more difficult to do that," said Tom Frederick, Executive Director of the RWSA.
The good news is the RWSA does not predict a drought emergency this winter.