Catawba-Wateree Basin moves to stage one drought level
by Staff Writer
Stage one is the second of five drought stages outlined in the Low Inflow Protocol and recommends voluntary water conservation by all water users.
“While some areas of the basin have received normal or above-normal rainfall, the lack of widespread precipitation across the basin the past several weeks has resulted in the return of drought conditions to the Basin,” said Ed Bruce of Duke Energy
Bruce believes that if significant rainfall does not come in September, then drought conditions will worsen.
For more information about the drought-management group, visit www.dukeenergy.com/lakes/cwdmag.asp.