The rain in the city of St. Cloud over the past couple of days has helped but drought conditions continue to be a factor in the city. St. Cloud Public Services Director Tracy Hodel joined me on WJON. She indicates there are no current watering restrictions in the city but she encourages residents to conserve water where they can.
Much of Central Minnesota and the upper Midwest dealt with a drought last summer. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis joined me on WJON today. He says we're "out of the woods" in regards to the drought and water shortage.
The summer drought impacted Central Minnesota and that includes St. Cloud. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says we're back to being in the normal level and are no longer at the emergency level. He says they've been out of the emergency level for quite awhile and the rain we've had in the last couple of months has really helped.
The ongoing drought throughout Minnesota and North and South Dakota is forcing duck hunters to adjust their plans for this fall. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says we should expect smaller broods of birds and not as many young ducks due to the dry, drought like conditions.
Meteorologist Megan Moulford joined me on WJON today. She says to alleviate the effects of the drought we would need an inch of rain for three straight weeks. She says who is hit hardest by the drought in Minnesota varies depending on the amount of rain they have received this summer.