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'Drought Watch' Advisory

On February 14, 2013, the existing "drought watch" advisory issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) was lifted for the Appomattox River basin to include the entire Middle James River region. The Middle James River region, including the Appomattox River basin, includes the counties of Albemarle, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Nelson, Powhatan and Prince Edward, portions of Dinwiddie, Nottoway and Prince George counties, the cities of Charlottesville, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Lynchburg, Petersburg and Richmond, and the towns of Amherst, Appomattox, Ashland, Blackstone, Burkeville, Columbia, Dillwyn, Farmville, Pamplin City and Scottsville.

Currently, there are no drought advisories in effect.     

Last updated 9/17/13.