Rhode Island state beaches shut off showers due to drought conditions

This is a file photo of a beach in Narragansett. (WLNE)

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said that some state beaches have shut off their showers because of extreme drought conditions.

The town of Narragansett issued a water use ban, after Gov. Dan McKee announced a statewide drought advisory Tuesday.

Water will be shut off at the following beaches:

  • Roger W. Wheeler State Beach
  • Salty Brine State Beach
  • East Matunuck State Beach
  • Scarborough North State Beach
  • Scarborough South State Beach

The Department of Environmental Management said this is in an effort to conserve water.

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