Much of Central Minnesota and the upper Midwest dealt with a drought last summer. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis joined me on WJON today. He says we're "out of the woods" in regards to the drought and water shortage.
The summer drought impacted Central Minnesota and that includes St. Cloud. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis says we're back to being in the normal level and are no longer at the emergency level. He says they've been out of the emergency level for quite awhile and the rain we've had in the last couple of months has really helped.
The ongoing drought throughout Minnesota and North and South Dakota is forcing duck hunters to adjust their plans for this fall. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says we should expect smaller broods of birds and not as many young ducks due to the dry, drought like conditions.
Meteorologist Megan Moulford joined me on WJON today. She says to alleviate the effects of the drought we would need an inch of rain for three straight weeks. She says who is hit hardest by the drought in Minnesota varies depending on the amount of rain they have received this summer.
Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says those planning on doing some duck hunting should do some more scouting because there is more shoreline this year due to the drought. Glen says his normal duck hunting location is filled in with cat tails and lily pads and it may be tough to get a boat into your usual spot.