National Drought Mitigation Center

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Plants stressed, water levels down in Elkhart County, Indiana
10/5/2017 5:25:03 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
Elkhart County, IN

Start Date: 10/2/2017 - End Date: 10/2/2017
Conditions continue to deteriorate with very dry soils. Grass has turned brown and dormant. Plants are stressed. Soybeans and corn dry and being harvested. Water levels on area ponds are down several feet. Lake Wawasee, largest natural lake in Indiana, is down about 10-12 inches. No water restrictions that I know of thanks to plentiful early season rainfall and initial high water levels. This appears to be a short-term flash drought situation. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Millersburg 0.5 SW on 10/2/2017