DES MOINES, Iowa —State officials said Thursday that they are putting out the warning now for Iowans to prepare for another summer of drought ahead.
Despite the rain and snow we've received this winter, things haven't improved much, officials said.
Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said northwestern Iowa is the driest and will suffer the most as the drought continues. But even if it ends, there will likely be water shortages in areas all over the state.
Officials said water conservation is the key.
The risk far outweighs any benefit as the risk will vary from child to child.