We have had a good amount of rain recently in the York County, Fort Mill, Tega Cay area. Duke Energy is reporting Lake Wylie to be a half a foot higher than the targeted lake level. The US Drought Monitor run by the University of Nebraska has just changed our rating from severe to moderate. So do we need to continue the restriction of watering our lawns one day a week? (click to see see updated post Oct 1, 2008)
The Lake Wylie Pilot reported Rock Hill officials will relook at the water restrictions for lawn and plant watering at the end of the month. Fort Mill officials say they will hold the course with the current stage 3 restrictions.
I would image that Fort Mill, Tega Cay and other area communities will keep their restrictions in place until they are advised otherwise by the Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG). A link to the CW-DMAG information http://www.duke-energy.com/lakes/cwdmag.asp.
See my June 2008 post about water restrictions for more info http://homesfortmill.com/tega-cay-news/lawns-turn-brown-even-with-tega-cay-sc-revised-water-restrictions-may-31st-2008/