(ELLSWORTH, Kan.) — Many residents of Ellsworth will have to watch their lawns brown and flowers wilt while the drought carries on. That's because the city is instituted water restritions, prohibiting them from watering their lawns and flowers.
City officials say this effort is to help preserve water and prevent a rationing program.
One of the reasons for the water restrictions , the smokey hill river is extremely low, and the town is running out of water.
Ellsworth requiring residents to reduce water use