DROUGHT MEETING: Communities Consider Restrictions

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The drought’s strong hold on the state brought leaders together in Des Moines Thursday.

Much of the state has been in an extreme drought for months. It’s forcing communities to consider water restrictions.

Water availability is different for each community, but experts say everyone across the state will have to take part in water conservation this year.

“So what are we going to expect in 2013, well consensus of opinion is that it’s likely that some parts of the state will see demand for water exceed the supply,” Tim Hall with the DNR explained.

Experts say the easiest way to conserve water is to monitor the amount you use in your home