Saturday, June 28, 2008

WNC remains in severe drought

The AC-T is reporting "Western North Carolina remains in the grip of an unusually severe drought that Gov. Mike Easley warned is worse than this time a year ago.

Without significant rainfall, the state could face a more serious situation than in 2007, he said.

"It is good that we started conserving a year-and-a-half ago," Easley said. "The drought conditions are worse now than they were last year at this same time."

The federal drought map released this week shows the western half of the state is the driest, with several counties in the central and southern mountains the hardest hit.

Counties listed in exceptional drought, the most severe category, include Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania and Yancey. There are 14 counties statewide in exceptional drought, twice the number of last week..."

Read the rest of the article.

People get ready! Start conserving now!

Be advised one of the best ways to conserve water is to conserve electricity, as an enormous amount of water goes into the production of nuclear power.

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