- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Some residents in upstate South Carolina are being asked to limit watering their lawns and cut down on water use because of the drought.

The Independent Mail of Anderson reports (https://bit.ly/2aMQKyd ) that residents around Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee are being asked to limit watering lawns to Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The Keowee-Toxaway Drought Management Advisory Group is also asking customers to limit daily water usage. Duke Energy operates the two lakes and is a member of the advisory group as are local water utilities.

The Army Corps of Engineers recently issued a similar advisory for reservoirs below the lakes on the Savannah River.

Rainfall in the northwestern corner of the state has been about a third of normal in recent weeks.

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Information from: Anderson Independent-Mail, https://www.andersonsc.com


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