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Droughts

Drought conditions worsen

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Drought conditions are getting worse throughout the state. Full story...
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Easley says local water limits possible if drought worsens

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Governor Mike Easley said he could cap water use in some towns and cities if the drought worsens. Full story...
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Experts concerned about low lake levels

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North Carolina water conservation experts and others are becoming increasingly concerned about low lake levels. Full story...
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Easley asks for more water conservation during holidays

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Governor Mike Easley says North Carolinians aren't saving as much water as they did earlier this fall. Full story...
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Wilmington resident: City is wasting water

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videoYou may have heard recent reports about leaks between the Sweeny Water Treatment Plant and individual households throughout the city. Full story...
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Water restrictions hurting businesses

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Local rain fall totals are at a deficit and many local companies say their business is too. Full story...
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Georgia officials pray for rain

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Some parts of the south are in a worse drought than we are. It's so bad in Georgia officials are praying for rain. Full story...
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Water restrictions limit pressure washing companies

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Mandatory water restrictions have been in effect in the city of Wilmington for weeks now. That means no pressure washing the outside of homes, a rule that has virtually put professional pressure washers out of business. Full story...
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Current drought worst in NC history

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videoWe are now in the midst of the worst drought in North Carolina history. Rainfall deficits statewide range from ten to over 20 inches, with Wilmington nearly two feet below normal. Full story...
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Water restrictions expanded

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In an effort to continue conservation of precious drinking water supplies, the New Hanover County Water and Sewer District has extended its Conservation Alert to all customers outside the city limits of Wilmington. North Carolina’s statewide drought shows no immediate signs of relief. Full story...
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