SUBSCRIBE NOW Get a year of news PLUS a gift box!

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Moorhead lifts mandatory water use restrictions

While drought conditions continue at a lesser severity, watering restrictions will now be voluntary

InForum News Brief FSA
InForum News Brief.
We are part of The Trust Project.

MOORHEAD — Moorhead Public Service has rescinded mandatory water use restrictions for Moorhead and Dilworth residents.

The change, announced Thursday, Nov. 18, reflects a recovery from extremely dry summer conditions. MPS will continue with voluntary watering restrictions, noting the Red River Watershed remains abnormally dry, and water conservation efforts are still needed.

The state Department of Natural Resources has revised the watershed's drought status as being in a Drought Watch Phase, characterized as a moderate drought.

What to read next
A warmup is coming in June, but conflicting forces make it impossible to predict whether the summer will be hot and dry or hot and wet.
One factor in making our air humid is the establishment of crops.
As flooding has increased in recent years, the impacts of these mitigation efforts can be seen all over.
StormTRACKER Meteorologist John Wheeler looks at the general weather patterns.