Graham in Extreme to Exceptional Drought, Enters Stage Three Water Restrictions

- The City of Graham entered stage three water restrictions today.

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows the city is now in extreme to exceptional levels of drought.

Officials say rainfall has been less than normal this year.

Lake Graham is at 50% capacity and is sitting at 13 feet below normal.

City officials hope stage three water restrictions will decrease residents' water usage by 20%.

Under the new restrictions, residents can water their lawns only once per week.

That's before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. on assigned watering days.

Sprinklers can only be used on assigned days.

Residents can water plants and trees using a hand held hose, watering can, or bucket.

For a full list of restrictions, visit

Remember: every drop counts.

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