PVACD discusses drought

July 16, 2013 • Local News

Roswell-area water levels have reached an “all-time low.”

Three years of severe drought and a state-ordered water seizure on the Pecos River has reduced flows to levels not seen since 1970—the worst year on record, said Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District Board member Dick Smith.

Water district officials asked county and city officials to consider restricting domestic water wells as a solution to the problem Tuesday.

“Man, we’re having some hard times lately,” Smith said.

PVACD officials delivered the unsettling news to a group of residents and county, city and agriculture officials.

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