Drought Watch Issued for Pittsburgh Area

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A drought watch is in effect for the entire viewing area.

According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman, rainfall since June 1  is 3.53 inches below average. Stream flows, soil  moisture and ground water is also low.

As a result, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued the drought watch, asking residents to voluntarily reduce non-essential water use by five percent.

These restrictions are not mandatory.

This is the first step in drought advisories.

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