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With drought, L-EWA asks to continue conserving
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Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority Manager Mike Hancock, who is also a Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (DMAG) member, is asking residents to keep conserving water as a State 1 drought continues. Despite much needed and beneficial rainfall during August, the Catawba-Wateree River Basin remains in what is known as a Stage 1 Low Inflow Protocol, or LIP, according to the DMAG. LIP is the drought management plan major water users in the region use to conserve limited water supplies. Summer temperatures and below-average rainfall during the course of the season kept two of the drought indicators in Stage 1.