Franklin County calls off drought watch

Nineteen counties in Pennsylvania were moved into normal status on Friday

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Drought Task Force has announced that Franklin County has officially moved out of a drought watch after six months of lower water levels.
 
Borough officials said many residents may not have noticed any changes during the six month period, but levels were at 17 feet below the spillway at Long Pine Run Dam due to the lack of rain during the winter.
 
The Long Pine Run Dam is the source of water in Franklin County. The Borough put out voluntary restrictions on water during the time. Now, levels are back at running over the spillway.
 
Nineteen counties in Pennsylvania were moved into normal status, as state officials said hydrologic conditions are normal statewide.

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