Almost every region of the United States occasionally experiences drought conditions and the consequences that come along with them. In the short term, the lack of rain can damage crops, stir up dust storms, and dry up small streams. In the long term, reduced rainfall can cause food shortages, deter tourists, and lead to wildfires.
Like with any other weather-related disaster, it is important for individuals and families everywhere to protect themselves and the people they love from drought-related hardships. The water conservation measures put in place in a time of drought may seem like an inconvenience, and it may be tempting to ignore them because they are hard to enforce.
However, these rules are necessary to keep communities healthy and safe.
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