Severe Drought Conditions In Parts Of Western New York, USA

Drought Emergency Alert_2

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Drought Monitor confirmed Friday that all of Western New York is now experiencing drought conditions. In fact, the Drought Monitor says that Western New York is one area experiencing severe drought conditions. Forecaster Kirk Apffel with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says the water levels here are about 3 to 8 inches below normal for this time of year. He says that puts most areas at about half of what they should have significant rainfall not coming anytime soon
 
Apffel says it’s a good idea to use some voluntary water conservation steps that may help your community. Those include fixing dripping and leaking faucets, and sweeping sidewalks and steps instead of hosing them off. The DEC has issued a drought watch for the entire state.
Courtesy of chautauquatoday.com

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