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Residents asked to limit use of lake water for irrigation amid drought

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The Keowee-Toxaway Drought Management Advisory Group is asking people living on or near Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee who withdraw water for irrigation purposes to voluntarily limit their water withdrawals to two days a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The request comes because officials said the Keowee-Toxaway River Basin has entered Stage 1 drought.

Stage 1 is the second of five drought stages. Stage 0 was reached on June 30.

Officials are asking water users across the basin to conserve water.

“We support a collaborative approach to ensuring the availability of our region’s water resources,” said Olivia Vassey, Greenville Water. “We will continue educating our customers on using water wisely and promoting smart conservation practices.”

The Keowee-Toxaway River Basin is a tributary to the Savannah River Basin.
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