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New Report: Get Used to Drought

July 12, 2007

A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council says the current drought gripping half the country including parts of Iowa is just a taste of things to come. Barry Nelson, a co-author of the report, says citizens and communities need to prepare now for less water in the future.

“Everything from less water supply to declining water quality, impacts to fish and wildlife, even reduced hydropower production.”

Nelson cautions that global warming will fundamentally alter our rivers and streams.

“Significantly hotter temperatures means significantly higher rates of evaporation. We're just going to get less water in our rivers than we have in the past.”

Nelson adds that drought-like conditions are likely to increase. This means conservation and water use efficiency will become critically important.

The full report, "In Hot Water: Water Management Strategies to Weather the Effects of Global Warming" is available online at

Dick Layman/Eric Mack, Public News Service - IA