Drought Watch Lifted

By: Sarah Batista
By: Sarah Batista

June 29, 2006

The recent downpour of rain has swept in some good news to the area. Water officials have officially lifted the drought watch.

The heavy rainfall significantly raised the reservoirs water levels.

Right now, the area's streams and rivers are flowing at about average levels, but officials say people should continue to practice conserving water.

"We're continuously suggesting that people incorporate those ideas into regular habits and practice them all the time. It's good for the environment and it's good for your pocketbook as well," said Tom Frederick, Executive Director of the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority.

Officials say the area still needs rain over the rest of the summer to avoid a drought.

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