Aug 2, 2015 1:04 PM
Communities surrounding Lamprey River asked to conserve water
The Associated Press
CONCORD (AP) — The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service is requesting that residents, businesses and other water users in the Lamprey River watershed voluntarily conserve water until higher flows return.
The department says warm weather and limited rainfall over the last few weeks are causing low flow levels that hurt the ability of the river to support both human uses and aquatic life.
The request covers the communities of Durham, Lee, Epping, Raymond, Candia, Deerfield, Northwood, Barrington, Freemont, Newfields and Newmarket, all of which can affect stream flows in the 50-mile Lamprey River.
The department notes that water suppliers are not at risk of running out of water. But decreasing the water use will reduce the stresses on the river at this time.