Purdue Extension has created a website that provides information and resources to help homeowners, community leaders and farmers manage issues involving the worsening drought in Indiana. The site, called IN Drought, is at https://www.purdue.edu/drought. It offers an array of information for anyone seeking guidance to help them through this period of extreme heat and dryness. In addition to the latest news on the drought, the site contains numerous links to Extension publications and other websites that offer tips to homeowners and other consumers on such topics as how to keep garden plants healthy, protect lawns, conserve water and avoid heat stress.
Community leaders will have quick access to information on burn bans, including a map of Indiana showing the status of restrictions in each county and other information they can share in their communities, such as advice on fireworks safety. Farmers will see links to Purdue websites with resources they can use to help them in their operations affected by drought. The Indiana map of the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, showing the severity of dryness in each county, is displayed on the home page.