• Central Indiana receives much needed rain but many watering bans remain in effect

    September 04, 2012 No comments

    Heavy rain blinded drivers on the interstate and canceled a host of weekend events, but so far, it hasn’t been enough to cancel many of the area’s watering bans.

    The National Weather Service says just under two inches of rain fell this weekend in Indianapolis.

    Before the storm, the area was nearly seven inches below the year’s rainfall average. And even with the rain, central Indiana is still just over five inches below the rainfall average.

    Citizens Energy Group says the rain helped raise water levels at area reservoirs. They say they are approaching an end to the ban with caution because levels are still down.

    The greatest deficit is still at Morse Reservoir, down almost five and a half feet from its full capacity.

    Eagle Creek Reservoir is down just over three feet. Geist Reservoir is still down just under two feet.

    All water sources are on their way back up but Citizens Energy says they are still in need of recharging through a continued ban, more rain, or both.

    Brownsburg town manager Grant Kleinhenz in a message on Twitter this morning stated that the town is discussing lifting the water ban but will be continuing to ask for reasonable use. A formal decision is expected to come later today.


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