D.C.-Area Drought Watch Lifted

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    Getty Images

    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.


    Fan, Follow and Text: Get the latest from NBCWashington.com anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Sign up for our e-mail newsletters and get breaking news delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text DCBREAKING to 622339 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.)