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DROUGHT IMPROVES: Metro Water Warning

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The drought is slowly disappearing from the state. The latest USDA weekly report shows about 65-percent of Iowa is now drought free.

Western Iowa is still seeing drought conditions and the northwestern tip of the state is still in need of a lot of moisture.

Water is also still a concern in the metro.

Des Moines Water Works is still asking customers to conserve water.  This is due to high nitrates found in the water supply from the Raccoon and Des Moines rivers.

They’re asking residents to manage their irrigation habits   > by avoiding lawn watering during the day time and only water every other day.

They also recommend residents test your irrigation system to make sure you don’t have any leaks.