Drought Affecting More Than Indiana's Water Table
(photo courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the drought conditions are effecting more than just the water table in Indiana and the Midwest.
Officials say the below normal water levels and low flow on monitored rivers, lakes, streams, and reservoirs is also effecting oxygen levels leading to fish kills. The additional of high temperatures has also lead to the development of blue-green algae which is harmful to pets and humans.
Engineers are working in the various districts in the region to develop response plans for advising and informing the public about the dangers found in the various reservoirs. Salamonie Reservoir has already reported some pet deaths associated with blue-green algae.