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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."

State of Iowa Drought Plan

Iowa's Drought Plan (IDP) was developed through a collaborative planning process between state, local, and federal partners. With input and feedback provided by stakeholders throughout 2022, a core team of representatives from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), and the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) drafted the following pages with the full support of senior leadership from each respective state entity. During 2023 these agencies will be implementing and testing the Iowa Drought Plan. The entire plan can be accessed by using the link below.

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

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