Drought causing dry conditions across Arizona

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – Every part of Arizona is currently experiencing some level of dryness or drought.
According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, 100 percent of the state’s population is experiencing unusual dryness or drought.
Fernando Molina from Tucson Water said despite those numbers, Tucson residents have nothing to worry about.
Tucson is not running out of water, but Molina does recommend water conservation.
He said as temperatures rise, people start reaching for the hose to water their plants.
Water usage doubles in the summer and Molina said that is mostly because of landscaping.
The gathered water can go directly into the ground or be stored for later use.
“We have done a really good job planning for the future and making sure we have adequate water supplies, so from a water supply outlook, that is not a problem.” Tucson Water has a drought preparedness plan in place if the drought gets severe.
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