Indiana lifts water shortage warning

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email
Indiana is no longer under a water shortage warning that has been in place since July.

In this Aug. 22, 2012, drought condition water levels have taken their toll on the wildlife at Anderson Lake State Fish & wildlife Area near Astoria, Ill. According to the latest drought report released Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, nearly all of Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri are in extreme or exceptional drought, with Illinois showing the most-dramatic climb in those categories, spiking 17 percentage points in one week, to 96.72 percent, according to the map. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Indiana is no longer under a water shortage warning that has been in place since July.

After enduring historic drought conditions all summer and the driest July in state history, most areas of Indiana received normal or above normal rainfall in August and September.

The rains have not offset widespread crop damage, and reservoirs are still below normal levels.

Residents are still encouraged to conserve water.


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