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Longview Asked To Reduce Cherokee Water

      More water woes for Longview, as a residents are advised to cut back on water use. Officials with the Cherokee Water Authority have asked the city of Longview to "cut back" it's water intake, saying Lake Cherokee is down to 70 percent capacity, or 4 feet below normal. Longview public works says the city used more water from the lake in August because they temporarily stopped using smelly water from the Sabine River.

      Longview customers are using about 6-point-one-million gallons a day, and they have already cut back use by 10 percent. East Texas remains 20 inches below normal in rainfall since January first. Bob Hallmark bhallmark@kltv.com

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