Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

State News

July 20, 2012

Water shortage discussed at press conference

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State officials and weather experts had been likening this summer's drought to a record drought of 1988.  But no more, the drought and its accompanying relentless heat that has a grip on the Midwest is breaking 50-year-old records.

"In many ways, we're in uncharted territory," Wainscott said. "The only parallels I can make are to 1934 and 1936, the Dust Bowl years. It's really that bad."

Maureen Hayden covers the Statehouse for the CNHI newspapers in Indiana. She can be reached at maureen.hayden@indianamediagroup.com

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