All that heavy rain we experienced in recent weeks might have an upside. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments lifted a regional drought watch. It had been in effect since Sept. 9.
The recent rains improved stream flow throughout the Potomac River basin, said the council. Cooler weather also cut down on water demand.
During drought watch periods, local governments ask residents and businesses to conserve water.
Fairfax County Executive Anthony Griffin, who chairs the regional drought coordination committee, said the group still urges people to use water wisely all year long.
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