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Voluntary Water Restrictions Continue, Despite Weekend Rain

Posted October 10, 2005

— Raleigh leaders say that despite this past weekend's rainfall, the city's voluntary water restrictions will continue.

Since Thursday, about 1.93 inches of rain has fallen at Raleigh-Durham International Airport and water consumption in the capital city has decreased about 27 percent. While people are not using as much water to soak their grass, the water level at Falls Lake, Raleigh's main water supply, has not risen very much, said Raleigh City Manager Russell Allen.

Allen said part of the reason that the lake level has not risen was that because the ground was so dry there was not as much runoff into the lake.

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