Large portions of North Central Washington now have burn bans and water conservation plans in place as wildfire season approaches.

Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan counties now have burn bans in place until the end of September.

The annual ban takes place during the months of June, July, August and September.

Outside burning of debris and yard waste is prohibited, although small recreational campfires (no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet) are still allowed in approved fire pits, as are propane or gas fire devices.

There's also an annual water conservation plan in place for Moses Lake, where odd and even numbered addresses alternate days when they're allowed to water lawns and wash cars.

Any property with irrigation meters 2 inches and larger will be restricted to irrigate from midnight to 8 a.m. or on a schedule approved by the Municipal Services Director.

The Moses Lake City Council extended the water conservation from July and August to include June, July, August, and September in 2021.

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