DNR offers sign-up for drought updates

DNR offers sign-up for drought updates

August 11, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (8/11/21)

(Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is now offering the public to receive email updates about the current drought situation and any details for drought-related actions and responses.

The updates are released each Monday which include the current drought status, fire danger, and state burning restrictions, to go along with sample stream flows and lake levels. The DNR also has web resources that have more information about current information on water conservation efforts, lake level and river flow data, drought and streamflow maps, and a new table providing information about temporary water appropriation suspensions by watershed.

Under the current drought conditions, with the entire state between D2 (severe drought) or D3 (extreme drought), it would take Minnesota at least 5-8 inches of precipitation spread over the next month to significantly alleviate the drought. 

To get signed up for the weekly drought update, go to the link with this story.