It's been a dry summer for many of us, and part of our area is bracing for a drought.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a "drought watch advisory" for the Roanoke River and Northern Piedmont regions. That covers an area from Smith Mountain Lake, east toward Richmond and south to the North Carolina border.
Leaders in Campbell County are launching a "drought awareness" effort.
No limits are being put on how much water people can use, but everyone is being asked to conserve as much as they can.
"Right now we are just in an awareness stage, so people just need to be aware that this could occur, and they need to just use water wisely," said Sherry Harding, Public Information Officer for Campbell County.
Campbell County leaders have put some tips online for using less water. Click here to learn more.