Well water level still not high enough to lift ban
WORTHINGTON -- The static water level measured at Well 26 Friday morning was at 25 feet.
To reach 90 percent of the 10-year average, the top of the water level needed to be at least 22 feet, 4 inches from ground level.
"As of today (Friday), the water level was 2 feet, 8 inches below the point where we'd lift the ban on non-essential water use," reported Deb Scheidt, administrative secretary at Worthington Public Utilities.
An updated U.S. Drought Monitor was released on Thursday showing most of Rock, Nobles and Jackson counties still in the "abnormally dry" category, with Pipestone, Murray and Cottonwood counties in a moderate drought.