The drought continues and area farmers and ranchers need moisture for their crops and planting. The little bit of rain expected for over night Monday into Tuesday morning did not have much, if any effect on the Bismarck-Mandan area.

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As we work through this dry period, KFYR-TV is reporting Bismarck City officials are asking residents to a voluntary water use restriction.

Residents on the North has very low water pressure over the last few days and due to the lack of rain, city fathers are asking residents and businesses North of Century Avenue and West of State Street to restrict water usage. Residents in Lincoln are also encouraged to restrict water usage.

Residents are asked to refrain from using water for anything but essential purposes until further notice.

We know how important your lawn is, and your fresh plants are in need of water, it is important that residents in these areas resort to only essential use of water until this situation is cleared.