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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