Drought declaration lifted in Winchester

The City of Winchester has lifted the emergency drought declaration, meaning mandatory water use restrictions have also been lifted!

However, the City is still under a Drought Warning.

The water volume in the river increased somewhat this week, but it is still at historic lows, so it is important to continue to conserve water voluntarily.

The City will continue to monitor the water supply, but if the river’s flow decreases again, a future Drought declaration may be needed.

For more information visit winchesterva.gov/droughtemergency for conservation tips.

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Emergency water conservation lifted in Front Royal

Emergency Water Conservation order in Front Royal has been lifted and a mandatory water conservation  is effective as of September 15th.

As of Friday, the Town observed that the South Fork of the Shenandoah River is above the 240 cubic feet per second (CFS) level but yet below 340 CFS.

The Town’s permit for water withdrawal from the river issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality stipulates river flow rates that require various conservation measures.

As a result of the river flow and to be in compliant with the issued withdrawal permit, all users of the Town’s municipal water system are notified to continue to observe mandatory water conservation efforts.

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News Maker Lenny Millholland talks about Female Officers

As we try to do at least once a month we check with Sheriff Lenny Millholland to see what is top of mind for the Sheriff of Frederick County in our news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County Together We are Community.

Sheriff Millholland reminds us that September 12 is National Police Woman’s Day and gives a little history behind the day.

He also tells us that everyone is welcome to check out the opportunities at the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office here.

Sheriff Millholland also tells us how we can support this year’s kids camp with some arts and crafts on October 5.

Click here for Sheriff Millholland’s latest news maker.

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River Report: 9-18-23

In this edition of the Shenandoah River Report, Mark Frondorf has tips on fishing in low water level conditions. Mark also has information on using technology while fishing the Shenandoah for future fishing. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors, where Don Roberts can help you plan some Fall fun on the South Fork. For more, visit https://frontroyaloutdoors.com