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Despite recent rains, drought watch still in effect for parts of Louisa

Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Despite the recent deluge of rain, the county’s water woes aren’t quite over.

Lake Anna’s waters made a rapid recovery during the downpour on the second weekend in February, and Northeast Creek Reservoir bounced back from the two-foot shortfall it dropped to last fall.

But groundwater levels remain below normal in much of the county, notably at Zion Crossroads, where officials have kept mandatory water restrictions in effect.

“It will take much longer for the groundwater to recharge,” Pam Baughman, Louisa County Water Authority general manager, said in a statement on Feb. 15. “We’ll assess well levels over the next week or so, then we’ll get back together with our board” to see if they want to remove the restrictions.