- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Officials in Hendersonville are asking customers to reduce water use as the dry weather continues in western North Carolina.

Lee Smith with Hendersonville Water and Sewer says water flow is below normal in the Mills River, the city’s primary water source.

Henderson County is one of 21 counties that are considered to be in a moderate drought. Last month it was classified as abnormally dry.

Tryon in neighboring Polk County this week also imposed restrictions on water use because of the dry weather.

Hendersonville officials are asking people to limit car washing, as well as watering lawns and gardens.

The Times News of Hendersonville reported (https://bit.ly/1MOOQIe) conditions in the Mills River were worse in 2008. Drought conditions affected the area from August 2007 until May 2009.

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Information from: Times-News, https://www.blueridgenow.com


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