The Maui Department of Water Supply has declared a drought in Upcountry Maui, imposing mandatory water restrictions, while dry conditions are getting worse on the Big Island.

Maui officials Tuesday imposed 10 percent water restrictions on nonagricultural users in Haiku, Haliimaile, Kanaio, Keokea, Kula, Makawao, Olinda, Omaopio, Pukalani, Pulehu, Ulupalakua, and Waiohuli, but gave farmers 30 days grace.

"Low inflows to the surface water treatment facilities are earlier than normal and could signal a long, dry summer," the Maui Department of Water Supply said.

On the Big Island, where similar conditions have gone on for a lot longer, farmers aren't so lucky.

"Nonirrigated crops, those dependent on natural rainfall, were in fair to poor condition," said Mark Hudson, director of the National Agricultural Statistics Service Hawaii Field Office in his weekly crop report Tuesday. "And livestock operations were being stressed by the low moisture levels."

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim declared a state of emergency a week ago due to the continuing dry weather. The declaration entered its second week Tuesday.

Under mandatory 25 percent water use reduction:

Waimea to Kawaihae.
Upper Paauilo.
Under voluntary 10 percent water use reduction:

North and South Kohala districts.
Hamakua district.
Kau district.
The Hawaii Department of Agriculture also continued its own mandatory 30 percent water conservation notice for users of the Honokaa-Paauilo irrigation system, which was damaged in the earthquake last Oct. 15.

There also continues to be a voluntary 10 percent water conservation notice for users of the Waimea irrigation system, also by order of the state department of agriculture.