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NEW YORK -- After the driest month of August ever, New
City stands at the brink of another drought. In 1986, lack
of precipitation within the city's watershed in the Pocono
Mountains led to voluntary restrictions on water use.
While the water supply situation is nowhere near critical,
city officials note that storage reservoirs stand at
below-normal levels. For the past five months, precipitation
has ranged well below average, culminating with less than an
inch of rainfall during August.
If the New York City drought continues into the fall, water
supply managers and the general public can look forward to
hearing more about conservation in the national media,
perhaps even on "Late Night With David Letterman."
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