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Old 02-27-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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Anyone know what needs to occur in order for water restrictions to go from stage 3 down to state 2, so that we will be allowed to water lawns and wash cars? As far as I know, with stage 3, we are allowed to use soaker hoses around shrubs. Is that correct?
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Anyone know what needs to occur in order for water restrictions to go from stage 3 down to state 2, so that we will be allowed to water lawns and wash cars? As far as I know, with stage 3, we are allowed to use soaker hoses around shrubs. Is that correct?
Simple, it needs to rain more
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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Simple, it needs to rain more
It needs to rain a LOT more. My udnerstanding is that there is currently no watering of any kind allowed right now. And no burning either. God help us if this doesn't end soon.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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It needs to rain a LOT more. My udnerstanding is that there is currently no watering of any kind allowed right now. And no burning either. God help us if this doesn't end soon.
Hey jerseygirl...

STICK 'EM UP!


hahahahahahahaha - sorry, now back to our watering question...

I heard on the news yesterday that the rain yesterday was very helpful and that we may not have to be at the highest restrictions this coming summer after all.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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More info for you...


Charlotte Observer | 02/19/2008 | Charlotte's message: Save water (http://www.charlotte.com/274/story/499843.html - broken link)
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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Folks, I'm hoping someone from the county might know if need to get on track for rain forecasts or what the benchmark is to lower the restrictions.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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The boat docks on Lake Norman have open back up that is a good sign. I do not know how much rain we received yesterday but generally rain fall averages around inch of rain. We need at least 15 inches of rain to be recoop the lack of water in this drought.

Be very wary around trees during high winds it takes 2 years for a tree to show it has been killed due to lack of water.

I am hoping for a very active tropical season. New residents will see that they actually bought a home in a flood plain or the developer created bad drainage in their neighborhood .

I love riding out a Hurricane it is so much fun especially the calm sub tropical air before it hits.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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Hey jerseygirl...

STICK 'EM UP!


hahahahahahahaha - sorry, now back to our watering question...

I heard on the news yesterday that the rain yesterday was very helpful and that we may not have to be at the highest restrictions this coming summer after all.
Right back atcha'. I drove up to Hendersonville the other day. As we were crossing the Catawba I looked over at the river and got a little choked up. It's a trickle. Worse then 2001.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:37 PM
 
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Folks, I'm hoping someone from the county might know if need to get on track for rain forecasts or what the benchmark is to lower the restrictions.
Perhaps this will help?

Drought | State Climate Office of North Carolina
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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We have to be doing a bit better. I know were about 15-17 short before the new year. I don't see how much we have received so far, just some generalizations that we are doing better. I would like to see something saying if in the next 45 days if we get 5 inches we will go t phase 2. It seems a little wetter this winter than last year.
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