Atkins Reservoir is down 4 feet
UPDATE: The Select Board voted unanimously to give the Town Manager authority to implement mandatory water restrictions should the drought worsen before they meet again on August 29.
July rainfall is down 40% from the ten year average
One problem is the the day after they enacted the advisory ban it rained. Not nearly enough precipitation to do much of anything other then create an impression that Mother Nature was suddenly on our side.
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As the DPW chief points out the "voluntary water restrictions have helped with only 7 of the last 16 days."
And with our #1 demographic -- college aged youth -- about to descend on our sleepy little town, it would be nice to ensure that when a faucet is turned the water still flows.
Atkins Reservoir this morning