CARLSBAD, N.M. - After a long drought with no foreseeable end in sight, the city of Carlsbad, New Mexico, is taking action.
Starting next month, residents will have to cut back on their water usage by following a watering schedule.
City administrator Jon Tully tells the Carlsbad Current-Argus that most residents are aware that the region is in its third year of intense drought.
The limited watering schedules will be in place through September.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque said Friday that all indications are that the drought will persist through the spring and the state is in line for more hot weather through June.
The watering schedule goes into effect April first.