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SLO County lifts local drought emergency

About 40 acres of Hass avocados planted on a windswept Morro Ranch hilltop had to be let go due to a lack of water from the drought.
About 40 acres of Hass avocados planted on a windswept Morro Ranch hilltop had to be let go due to a lack of water from the drought. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

San Luis Obispo County is no longer facing a local drought emergency, the county said Tuesday.

The Board of Supervisors agreed to adopt a resolution terminating the local emergency proclamation, which was made March 11, 2014, the county said.

In a news release, however, Dan Buckshi, county administrative officer, said ongoing imbalances in water supply and demand mean the community “must continue to make water conservation a part of our daily lives.”

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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