DARKE COUNTY - According to the U.S. Drought Monitor (droughtmonitor.unl.edu) nearly all of Ohio has been removed from drought status, with the exception of northwest Ohio around the Toledo area, though that area is only “abnormally dry.”
The bounce-back from the drought is taking time, and will continue to take time. According to a representative at the Greenville Water Treatment Plant, Greenville’s water level has increased just 9.6 inches since August. There has been approximately 3.5 inches of rainfall so far in 2013, with 2.8 inches in January and less than an inch in February so far.
According to the Greenville Water Treatment Plant representative, groundwater isn’t recovering as quickly as they’d like, but at the same time, it’s not going down any, which is a positive, he said.