water level

Lates DNR Water Summary
3:38 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

SE IA Still Recovering from 2012 Drought

The latest Iowa DNR Water Summary.
Credit Iowa DNR

Most of Iowa, including the southeast part of the state, is still recovering from the effects of last year’s drought.

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Food Assistance Also Available
3:34 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Non-Profit Helps Those Needing Water

Shannon Duncan examines the US Drought Monitor Map.

Non-profits help those in the region who are in need of food.  Now because of the drought, an increasing number of people need help getting access to water as well.

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Water Conservation Hasn't Stopped Trend
2:37 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Carthage Lake Level Continues to Drop

Lake Carthage

Carthage's water conservation measures have not stabilized the level of the city's lake reservoir.

Second Ward Alderman Gary Smith says the measures have reduced water consumption since they were enacted last month.

He says, “Before it (got) to be critical, we started saving, trying to have conservation. It's been real good. The usage is down significantly.”

The city banned businesses watering their lawns. The city also asked residents to voluntarily reduce their water consumption. Smith says consumption has been cut from 250,000 gallons per day to 210,000.

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