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Town Council cautioned on summer water restrictions

Town Administrator Scott Thomas is known for his occasional use of dry humor, but there wasn’t anything funny about his report to Town Council members last week regarding drought conditions this year.

“We’re already in a state of drought,” Thomas told the council during its April 23 meeting at Maple Hall. “So, we may be looking at water restrictions down the road.”

Thomas reported that Washington’s snowpack, based on state Department of Ecology statistics, stands at just 68% of its average levels.

“With chances for significant additions to the snowpack diminishing, there is simply not enough w...

 

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