Improved national water outlook

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Abstract

The nation's water situation continued to improve during July in most of the country, although below-normal streamflow conditions persist in the Southeast and scattered parts of the central and western states, according to a month-end check by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS hydrologists said just slightly more than one fourth of the 161 key index stations reporting in July indicated well-below normal streamflow—within the lowest 25% of record. This is in contrast to previous months when one half to three fourths of the key index stations reported belownormal streamflow. Below-normal flows were reported in all or parts of 23 states, mostly in the Southeast, down from 27 states that reported low streamflow in June.