CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - Culpeper officials are hoping predicted rain will be enough to replenish the town's reservoir.
The town issued an alert earlier this month saying Lake Pelham's water level was 18.5 inches below overflow.
As of Monday, the water level had declined to 23 inches below overflow.
Rain is forecast Tuesday and Wednesday.
Town operations manager Chris Hively tells The Culpeper Star-Exponent that the town will release water from its backup reservoir at Mountain Run Lake if rainfall doesn't reverse Lake Pelham's decline.
Lake Pelham provides drinking water for about 6,000 households and businesses.
Information from: Culpeper Star-Exponent, http://www.starexponent.com
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