"Despite the recent rainfall, we still have drought and dry conditions throughout portions of central North Carolina," said Easley. "We are not in serious drought conditions at this point, but just managing our water use prudently will solve the problem. I urge all citizens to conserve water to help prevent a crisis situation during this dry spell."
Several counties across North Carolina continue to show low rainfall total despite the recent rainy weather.
The counties listed under moderate drought conditions include Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Granville, Guilford, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Union, Vance and Wake.
Easley is asking all citizens to minimize nonessential water use and adhere to water restrictions in their local communities.
Citizens can conserve water by adopting the following tips:
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