(NASHVILLE) -- Two-thirds of the state, including Middle Tennessee, is in a severe drought, reports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration according to the Tennessean.
Water utility managers have called for water restrictions since Percy Priest Lake now is at its lowest elevation at this time of the year.
Farmers are trying to salvage their crops and are calculating their losses.
Although there are predictions of rains for next week, Middle Tennessee has had only 18 inches of rain compared to the average of 26 inches at this time of year.
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