One good thing with the late-season snow? It’s easing drought conditions.
While a record-breaking April snowfall is easing the pain of Minnesota’s extended drought, a new report suggests our water use simply isn’t sustainable.
With all the snow we’ve seen this winter, it’s hard to believe that Minnesota is in a severe drought.
Minnesota is known as the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.” But the DNR says the state’s water supply is becoming a concern.
A recent study found the reason for the shrinking of White Bear Lake is the growing use of ground water. A citizens’ group is taking the DNR to court for allowing it to happen – and now the state is trying to stop that lawsuit.
With this week’s warmer temperatures, we’re starting to see some of the stubborn snow and ice that’s piled up turn to slush.
The National Weather Service says that the melding winter snowpack is not expected to do enough to alleviate dry soil conditions around Minnesota.
We’re expecting between 6 and 12 inches of snow in the latest winter storm to hit Minnesota, but will it help our drought conditions?
Homes across central and southern Minnesota are sinking and experts say the drought is to blame.
If you think all of the recent snowfall we’ve had is easing Minnesota’s drought, think again. The experts say it’s a mere drop in the bucket.
After a dry summer, fall drought conditions hit much of Minnesota hard.
Don’t be fooled by the pretty snow that’s fallen in recent days and in the forecast for this weekend: Minnesota remains in a deep drought, with no end in sight.
Don’t be fooled by all the pretty snow that’s fallen in recent days and that’s forecast for this weekend: Minnesota remains in a deep drought with no end in sight.
A longstanding drought across nearly all of Minnesota has left some shallow wells running dry.
Analysts predict that Americans will buy 30 million Christmas trees this year, but in the Midwest Christmas tree farmers have been hit hard by the drought, which could wreak havoc on next year’s crop.
Water levels on the drought-plagued Mississippi River are expected to keep dropping over the next several weeks, according to a new forecast Wednesday that comes amid worries that barge traffic soon could be squeezed along a key stretch of the vital shipping corridor.
The drought has intensified over the past week across broad swaths of Minnesota. Thursday’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that a large portion of Minnesota that had been in a moderate drought is now in a severe drought.
In the land of more than 10,000 lakes, it’s hard to believe water would ever be lacking. But it’s been so dry that officials are starting to worry.
Most Minnesota farmers escaped the worst of the drought, but those who didn’t are eligible for federal loans to help cover crop and livestock losses.
The worst U.S. drought in decades showed little sign of easing last week as farmers closed out their corn and soybean harvests and turned their attention to winter wheat, which has been struggling to break through the moisture-starved soil in some states, according to a weekly report.
Minnesota’s worst drought in years is bringing back some bad memories.
The lack of rain in Minnesota has left most of the state under extreme drought conditions, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
Record water usage in rural parts of southern Minnesota this year has prompted Twin Cities officials to take stock of their own water usage.
The drought keeps getting deeper across Minnesota. New maps from the U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday show that 96 percent of the state is in a moderate to extreme drought, up from 77 percent a week earlier.
If you’re like most people, and you haven’t done much watering this fall, your lawn looks pretty bad. In fact it may be “drought dormant”.