Many states throughout the country including Montana are preparing for another dry summer season.

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Photo by CDC on Unsplash

Water levels in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs in Montana are concerning, and once summer arrives, there won't be much moisture to help replenish them.

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The majority of Montana is currently experiencing severe to extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Here's a look at the most recent update.

Finding ways to conserve water will help limit the impact that humans have on Montana's water sources. It's only May, and many people are extremely concerned about the drought in Montana. If you live in Bozeman, click here to learn how to keep track of your water use.

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Photo by Hugo B. on Unsplash

The City of Bozeman recently announced permanent outdoor watering restrictions year-round. The new restrictions will limit lawn/landscape watering with sprinkler systems to only three days a week. The restrictions will take effect in mid-late June.

Bozeman is a drought-prone community and relies on snowpack and surface water for its water supply.  The City of Bozeman’s water supply sources include Hyalite Creek, Sourdough Creek, and Lyman Spring.  If approved, these watering restrictions will help ensure that Bozeman has reliable water supplies for the future while keeping lawns and landscapes healthy.

said the City of Bozeman in a press release.

Recent spring precipitation has helped, but Montana is still facing an exceptionally dry summer ahead. Luckily, there are a lot of things that you can do that will help conserve water for all Montanans. Here are a few ways to start conserving water today!

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