Maryland Issues Drought Watch For Eastern Shore | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Maryland Issues Drought Watch For Eastern Shore

Play associated audio

The Maryland Department of the Environment is issuing a drought watch for most residents on the Eastern Shore.

The watch covers all of the Eastern Shore except for Cecil County, and it's an effort to conserve water because of a lack of rainfall in recent months. Department officials are urging residents to be aware of their water usage, and when possible, use less water.

Scientists say rainfall in the region for the first three months of the year has been about 60 percent of normal levels. The department is monitoring water supplies, groundwater levels and reservoir storage as well as encouraging conservation. So far there are no plans to restrict water usage 

So far, water conditions are normal in the rest of the state, according to MDE officials.

NPR

Poet Tishani Doshi Reads Her Summer Poem

In her poem, "Visiting My Parents in Summer," Tishani Doshi writes about returning to her childhood bedroom, where she experiences it being preserved just as she left it as a teenager.
NPR

Canadians Fret Merger With Burger Will Change Tim Hortons

Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 million. Some Canadian's aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.
NPR

After Inspector General Report, Veterans Want More Than Promises

The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.
NPR

Pew Study: Facebook, Twitter Users Held Back Views On Snowden

The Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.