All of North Alabama is now in an extreme drought. In an extreme drought NOAA states that the following occur:
|Air quality is poor|
|Ground has noticeable cracks; road damage has occurred|
|Landscape growth is stunted and needs irrigation; Christmas tree growth is stunted|
|Large-scale hay shortages occur; producers sell livestock|
|Low flow in rivers and lakes affects recreation|
|Soybean pods shatter|
|Water mains break daily in large municipalities; water conservation is implemented|
|Wildfire count and fire danger continue to increase|
We see the results of this drought in the water levels in our wells. The production of our two largest wells has decreased due to lack of available water. We ask that all customers voluntarily conserve water, primarily by reducing irrigation, at this time.
Please check back for further updates.
Mike Oliver, PE