The drought is going to affect everything. And it's nothing new. This has been going on for three years.
"The areas that are most in jeopardy are the Piedmont and Shenandoah Valley," Gov. Mark Warner says.
Just because your water's flowing doesn't mean we're not in a drought.
"It really is impacting all activities in the commonwealth across the board if it's not currently impacting them it has the potential to in a very short time," Terry Wagner says.
All you have to do is look around, many wells are dried up, that's because the ground water's the lowest it's been in 30 years, the drought has fueled the recent forest fires, there's been 1,200 this year. The dry weather is also responsible for the almost 30 recent ozone alerts. Farmers across the Valley are struggling.
"This coming on top of a slowing economy and budget revenues continue to be down we see the market continue to reel. The idea that we could take an additional hit in our agriculture industry because of the drought is something we want to do everything we can do to avoid," Warner says.
"It's almost becoming the straw that breaks the camel's back," Martha Moore says.
"The biggest short term impact are certainly on the agriculture community there's real possibility for impact on private and public water supplies," Wagner says.
Right now, 10 communities have mandatory restrictions on water, 26 are asking people to be careful.
"Virginia traditionally has relied upon local action and local decision making in terms of how to respond to droughts as opposed to state action, I think when Virginians realize how severe this drought is, they'll do their part," Warner says.
The counties are also trying to help out. Nineteen, including Augusta and Rockingham have applied for federal disaster aid.
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Source: www.nws.noaa.gov (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) contributed to this report