11:54am

Fri July 6, 2012
Health and Welfare

Water Shortage Watch for 27 Counties

With temperatures predicted to top the 100 degree mark in many communities today, Kentucky has put 27 counties in a water shortage watch category.  Several counties in central Kentucky including Fayette, Madison, Scott, and Woodford are included in the watch.  While western Kentucky has experienced longer drought conditions, relatively few counties are on the watch list.  Bill Caldwell with the State Division of Water says that’s not surprising.  “Out in the western part of the state, most of the water is from very deep wells or from ground water aquifers that are very resilient when it comes to drought.”

Caldwell says water supply problems are not likely anytime soon.  He says the watch simply helps people prepare for what could be the case two months from now if drought- like conditions persist.