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Lynchburg, Virginia water supplier relying on backup supply
1/5/2018 1:16:30 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
Amherst County, VA
Amherst, VA
Lynchburg City, VA
Lynchburg, VA

Start Date: 11/28/2017 - End Date: 1/4/2018
Lynchburg Water Resources began drawing water from the James River on Nov. 28, instead of solely from the Pedlar Reservoir in Amherst because the level of the reservoir was low, due to poor rainfall. Lynchburg’s water department was getting 40 percent of its water from the reservoir and 60 percent from the river. Lynchburg News & Advance (Va.), Jan. 4, 2018