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Indiana Drought Information

Drought.IN.gov is your portal to drought information from the State of Indiana.

Department of Homeland Security

In dry conditions fires can ignite and spread very quickly.  Activities like grilling, fireworks and backyard fires have the potential to cause sizable fires.  The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office has compiled a listing of the areas currently under burn bans. You can see them all on the Statewide Burn Ban Status Map. For ways to reduce the fire danger and tips on how to beat the heat, visit GetPrepared.IN.gov.

Department of Environmental Management

During a Water Shortage Warning, water conservation is very important. Local public water systems may need to put measures in place, such as watering restrictions or bans, to ensure safe and adequate drinking water for customers. IDEM drinking water staff is available to help public water systems develop or update their existing water shortage contingency plans. IDEM surveys public water systems in affected areas to ascertain the status of water supply availability and demand. Public water systems can contact IDEM drinking water staff about problems they may be experiencing or may anticipate related to the drought. The public should contact their public water system or visit the IDEM Drinking Water Watch website for information about their drinking water.

Department of Natural Resources

Find information about burn bans, unsafe boating, blue-green algae, water shortages and wildlife/fauna issues on the DNR drought information page, here.