(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)
While Dodge City received over one and a quarter inch of rain this week, the area remains in a long term drought. Accordingly, Dodge City leaders are encouraging residents to conserve water usage. Public Information Officer Jane Longmeyer says recommended conservation measures include: adjusting sprinklers so only the lawn is watered and not the sidewalk or street; watering the lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimize evaporation; and adjusting the lawn mower to a higher setting as a taller lawn-shades roots and holds soil moisture better than if it is closely clipped.
Longmeyer adds that more helpful water saving hints can be found online at http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/.
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