I am absolutely baffled at the fact that we did not have at least some type of voluntary water restrictions beginning Aug 1 here in the southern piedmont. Currently we are at almost a foot below average and have only recieved 1.5 inches of rain in 2 months and there is no rain in the forecast. We are currently in Stage 3 restrictions, for the first time in history, and their does not seem to be an end to all this. The only surprising thing is, 4 towns within 50 miles of here are not on any type of voluntary and mandatory restrictions. I am not really frustrated by the situation because there are remedies to this situation. Anyone else in such a rut?