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Old 08-08-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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In the early or mid 1990s we had one or two droughts. You weren't allowed to water your grass or fill your pool. The fountain at the Point was turned off. The president of the water company in my town said there was no drought and had his sprinklers going everyday. I think they lasted two weeks or less.
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:18 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Pennsylvania Drought Periods

I would guess Pittsburgh is included in the SW Plateau region. It looks like the drought lasted 7 months in 1991. Two weeks is not a period of drought.

Drought - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: New Kensington (Parnassus) ,Pa
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The only drought I remember was in 1988.For the most part they don't last long.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Thanks again for all your helpful information!! Unfortunately, we only got to stay one night, as we had to cut our visit short, but we thought the areas we drove through were charming and most everyone was friendly to us. We did notice a lack of pet-friendliness (we brought our 2 dogs with us), but maybe there were ordinances we didn't know about? In Milwaukee and Indiana (we also visited those areas on our trip), a lot more people walked dogs along the street and pet-friendly hotels were much easier to find. Luckily, we finally found a reasonable one in Pittsburgh! You actually are alot closer to other major cities than we orginally thought and it seems like you could do a lot of great day trips from Pittsburgh. We really wished we could have stayed longer, but we saw enough to keep it as a place to consider as we feel we could easily fit in there.

Thanks again for all your help!!!

Kari
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