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N.C. under drought conditions

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The entire state of North Carolina is experiencing drought conditions. That's the word Friday from Gov. Mike Easley.

All 100 counties are experiencing either abnormally dry conditions, moderate, severe or extreme drought.

Gov. Easley is urging residents and local government agencies to conserve water as much as possible.

Tips for water conservation:

  • Take shorter showers
  • Add compost and other organic material to your soil to improve its water-holding capacity
  • Keep a pitcher of cold water in the fridge, instead of running tap water until it is coo
  • Use a bucket to water your plants, not a hose
  • Water lawns and gardens early in the morning or late in the evening, not in the heat of midday to prevent evaporation.
For more information on current drought conditions go to http://www.ncdrought.org.

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