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Akron -- The rain deficit for Akron/Canton is -4.68, and people are feeling the effects of it.

For Wilson Lewis, president of Lewis Landscaping, the dry conditions make it hard to cut yards.

He tells his clients, either commit to watering regularly, or leave the grass to go dormant.

In drought conditions, regular watering means three to five times a week, instead of two.

The City of Akron has noticed the drought as well.

Athletics fields are hardening up, so the Public Works department is watering the grounds, to keep the surfaces safe for kids playing ball.

The Public Works director says the conditions may be opposite of last summer's excessive rainfall, but this isn't the worst drought to hit the area.

Akron has a large reservoir and is not considering any water restrictions.