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Fall drought could have spring impacts

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Bloomington Briefing Published November 21, 2022
Updated on November 21, 2022

Much of Minnesota experienced severe and extreme drought this fall. The metro area had a precipitation deficit of nearly 10 inches, according to Utilities Superintendent Scott Anderson.

“While this is not yet as severe as the drought in 2021, dry conditions persisting through the fall can impact drought conditions leading into the spring,” Anderson said. “These conditions could impact drinking water sources, which would lead to use restrictions and create stress on ecosystems and wildlife habitats.”

Due to the time of year and decline in seasonal water use, no specific action is required now. However, you can find updated water conservation tips at