Water utilities in Rutherford County are collectively asking that customers take five-minute showers and reduce how often they water their lawns. While the situation isn’t dire, public officials warn there’s a lot of summer left.
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Farmers in Middle Tennessee say another week or so without rain could spell doom for many of their crops. Some fear the dry, 100 degree weather is an indicator of an oncoming drought, worse than the one in 2007.
Climate data released today shows much of Tennessee is considered abnormally dry or in some degree of drought. And although winter is usually this area’s rainy season, the dry conditions are expected to worsen over the next few months.