Five watersheds in Drought Warning Phase
Five watersheds remain in the Drought Warning Phase as prescribed in the Minnesota Statewide Drought Plan: St. Croix, Mississippi Headwaters, Upper Mississippi-Black-Root, Upper Mississippi-Maquoketa-Plum and Upper Mississippi-Iowa-Skunk-Wapsipincon.
These watersheds remain in the Drought Watch Phase: Western Superior, Rainy River, Minnesota Basin, Des Moines River, Missouri-Little Sioux, Missouri-Big Sioux and Red River.
While their watershed is in the Drought Warning Phase, public water suppliers are required to implement water conservation measures with the goal of reducing water consumption to 50% above January levels. However, municipalities in any watershed may choose to implement restrictions for water conservation while current dry conditions persist. . .