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DEQ has issued a Drought Watch Advisory for the Middle James, Roanoke River and Shenandoah drought evaluation regions.
In response to existing conditions and to increase public awareness of the potential for a significant drought event, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a drought watch advisory for the Middle James, Roanoke River and Shenandoah Drought Evaluation Regions.
The affected localities and public water suppliers in the Middle James Drought Evaluation Region include Albemarle, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Nelson, Powhatan, and Prince Edward Counties and the cities of Charlottesville, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Lynchburg, Petersburg and Richmond.
The affected localities and public water suppliers in the Roanoke River Drought Evaluation Region include Bedford, Campbell, Charlotte, Franklin, Halifax, Henry, Mecklenburg, Patrick, Pittsylvania and Roanoke counties and the cities of Danville, Martinsville, Roanoke and Salem.
The affected localities and public water suppliers in the Shenandoah Drought Evaluation Region include Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren counties and the cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro and Winchester.
The Drought Watch advisory previously issued for the Northern Piedmont Drought Evaluation Region remains in effect.
A drought watch advisory is intended to increase awareness of conditions that are likely to precede a significant drought event and to facilitate preparation for a drought. This advisory is being issued because drought watch indicators in the state’s Drought Assessment and Response Plan have been met.
According to the Virginia Drought Monitoring Task Force, an interagency group representing state and federal agencies, the primary factors contributing to the declaration of the drought watch advisory are
• Precipitation totals are less than 75% of normal over the past 90 days and less than 25% of normal over the last 30 days across much of the areas covered by the Middle James, Roanoke River and Shenandoah regions
• Stream flows are lower than 75 percent to 95 percent of recorded flows, indicating a moderate to severe hydrologic drought – a period of below-average water content in streams, aquifers, lakes and soils.
• Groundwater levels are lower than 75 to 95 percent of previously recorded September and October levels.
DEQ is sending notifications to all public water works and self-supplied water users who withdraw more than 10,000 gallons per day in the affected areas, and is requesting that they prepare for the onset of a drought event by developing or reviewing existing water conservation and drought response plans. Through the drought watch advisory, Virginia is encouraging public and private water suppliers and self-supplied water users in the affected localities to voluntarily take these steps to help protect current water supplies:
• Minimize nonessential water use.
• Review existing or develop new local water conservation and drought contingency plans and take conservation actions consistent with those plans.
• Include water conservation information on local websites and distribute water conservation information as broadly as possible.
• Continue monitoring the condition of public waterworks and self-supplied
water systems in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health.
• Impose water use restrictions when consistent with local water supply conditions.
• Aggressively pursue leak detection and repair programs.
The next stage after a drought watch would be a “drought warning,” which would be issued if conditions warrant. Drought warning responses are required when the onset of a significant drought event is imminent. Water conservation and contingency plans that are already in place or have been prepared during a drought watch stage would begin to be implemented. In accordance with the Drought Assessment and Response Plan, water conservation activities at this Drought Watch stage would generally be voluntary. This does not preclude localities issuing mandatory restrictions if appropriate.
Statewide information on the current drought status is available on the DEQ website at www.deq.virginia.gov.
Asian Nails 2 is opening October 19th, 2017!
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 19th at 8:00 am
Asian Nails 2 is located at 215 Quincy Avenue, Shenandoah VA
Their hours will be:
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
To make an appointment call 540-652-0131
3rd Annual Fall Senior TRIAD Conference Thu, October 26, 8am – 1pm
Christ United Methodist, 211 Central Ave, Shenandoah, VA 22849, USA (map) Free Lunch, Door Prizes, 50/50 Raffle; Panel Discussion: 5 Wishes, Wills, Advance Directives & DNR Smart 911, Scams, Crimes Update with Sergeant Steve Owens
Gus Bus Schedule
Friday October 27th :
4:00-5:00 p.m. Bosely Court (Stanley) & 5:00-6:00 p.m. Denver Ave & 7th (Shenandoah) MARKET DAY EVENT!!!
Friday December 8th:
4:00-5:00 p.m. Bosely Court (Stanley) & 5:00-6:00 p.m. Denver Ave & 7th (Shenandoah)
Get Connected! http://www.iihhs.jmu.edu/thegusbus/
*In the case of inclement weather, the Gus Bus will follow the Page County Schools closing schedule. Check our Facebook page @ Reading Road Show & Gus Bus for other schedule updates!
Get Connected! http://www.iihhs.jmu.edu/thegusbus/
People, Inc. now has 2017 funding to offer eligible first-time homebuyers for down-payment assistance. The program provides funding to assist with down-payment and closing costs as a 0% interest, forgivable lien. See press release.
Free youth half hour tennis lessons from 5:30-6:00 PM every Tuesday at the newly resurfaced public tennis courts in the Town of Shenandoah (Page County). Adult pickup play begins at 6:00 PM immediately after the youth lessons.
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
National Public Lands Day November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA (map)
The National Park Service just turned 100 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017. During ten days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.
Meetings of the Page County Economic Development Authority. The meetings will be held at 5:30 PM in the Page County Government Center, Board of Supervisors Room 103 on the following dates: Nov 20 & Dec 18, 2017.
Are you ready for Small Business Saturday? November is just a few weeks away and that means it's almost time to celebrate our small businesses on a national level! Starting Sept. 28th, small businesses can sign up with the national event to receive your own promotional materials and swag (i.e. tote bags, stickers, and more) to hand out. The towns and County of Page will be joining forces again this year to promote the event and we want you all to be prepared for another great day of shopping in our downtowns!