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."


Drought Conditions Webinar - May 26, 2021

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, along with other State and Federal partners, held a Zoom Webinar on May 26 to update stakeholders on current and projected conditions in Iowa. Panelists provided information on precipitation, streamflow, groundwater, and spring and summer outlooks. All of the materials presented in the webinar are provided 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

    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