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Zoom Webinar: Drought Conditions Update - March 4, 2021

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, along with other State and Federal partners, will be hosting a Zoom Webinar to update stakeholders on current and projected conditions in Iowa.  Statewide conditions will be discussed, with the focus on western and northwestern portions of the state.  Information on joining the webinar is included below.  Presenters will be available for questions during the meeting, and presentation materials will be posted after the meeting.

Segment Topic


Introductions and Objectives

  Tim Hall, Hydrology Resources Coordinator

  Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Opening Comments

  Mike Naig, Secretary of Agriculture

  Iowa Dept. of Ag and Land Stewardship

Winter 2021 Precipitation and Climatology    

  Justin Glisan, Ph.D., State Climatologist of Iowa

  Iowa Dept. of Ag and Land Stewardship

Current Streamflow Conditions

  Jon Nania, Deputy Director for Operations

  USGS Central Midwest Water Science Center

Current Groundwater Conditions

  Chad Fields, Water Allocation & Use Modeling

  Iowa Department of Natural Resources

2021 Spring Flood Outlook

  Jeff Zogg, Senior Service Hydrologist

  NOAA/National Weather Service

Climate Outlooks for 2021

  Dennis Todey, Director

  USDA Midwest Climate Hub

Questions and Discussion

When: Mar 4, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Drought Conditions Update

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: dnr21!

Or iPhone one-tap:  US: +12532158782,,81921728877#  or +13462487799,,81921728877#

Or Telephone:  Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 436 2866       

Webinar ID: 819 2172 8877

Virtual Drought Conditions Update - January 13, 2021

The Iowa DNR, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, held a virtual meeting on January 13 to discuss current drought conditions in Iowa and particularly in western Iowa.

Water Summary Update

Water Summary Update is a quick view of four ways to explain the status of Iowa’s water resources and observes events affecting water supplies. It will be published every two weeks or as conditions significantly change. It is prepared by the Iowa DNR in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the U.S. Geological Survey, and The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division.

For archived Water Summary Reports, please visit the  State Library of Iowa's website and search for "Water Summary Update."

Water Summary Reports
    More Information on Iowa's Water Resource Trends

    Iowa State University Drought Information and Resources

    Iowa Department of Public Safety Burning Ban Map

    National Weather Service 8-14 Day Outlook

    Temperature and Precipitation Maps

    Crop Progress and Condition

    USGS Iowa Drought Watch

    Drought Q & A from the USGS

    Water Conservation Tips

    The American Water Works Association’s comprehensive clearinghouse of resources on water conservation, efficiency, and demand management for conservation professionals and the larger water supply community