NVDaily update: Strasburg issues drought watch

Strasburg officials issued a drought watch Tuesday morning after the Shenandoah River level dropped.

The town encourages people, including private well users, to begin voluntary water conservation actions. All users should cut back on or eliminate outside watering and take other steps to reduce consumption.

The town declared a drought watch condition in accordance with its Virginia Water Protection withdrawal permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality and the provisions in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Water Supply Plan.

Should river flow levels fall below a 7-day moving average of 175 cubic feet per second, the town must declare a drought watch condition. As of Tuesday, the 7-day average dropped to 173 cubic feet per second, according to information from the town.


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