Delaware asks residents to conserve water

DOVER, Del. (AP) - September 26, 2010

Precipitation levels throughout the state have been below normal for the past six months.

The Delaware River Basin Commission has issued a drought warning for the lower basin states, including Delaware, but conditions in Delaware have not led to a state-declared drought watch or warning.

Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O'Mara says the reservoirs northern Delaware relies upon for drinking water are nearly full and are now being tapped to boost water supplies.

The Delaware Water Supply Coordinating Council says the state's ground water, stream flows and reservoirs range between normal to below normal levels.

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