Lawn Watering Banned

Lawn Watering Banned

WINNIPEG - Some communities in Manitoba are banning lawn watering as drought conditions continue.

The cities of Morden and Winkler and the RM of Stanley have declared a state of drought emergency.

All three municipalities have put a stop to landscape watering.

They are trying to protect the water they have in underground aquifers so they can get through the rest of the year in case they can't rely on the Red River.

Last month was the driest July on record and the second warmest ever.

To see how bad it is, just look at farmers' fields. Crops are very short and yields are way down.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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