NY Issues Drought Watch Covering The Entire State

ALBANY (AP) -

New York environmental regulators on Friday issued a drought watch covering the entire state.

The Department of Environmental Conservation said that precipitation has been below normal for nine months, leading to lower stream follows and reduced groundwater.

A “watch” is the lowest of four advisories. The last drought watch was in 2002. People are being urged to fix dripping faucets and toilets and using outdoor watering systems that automatically skip watering in wet weather.