Bolivar, MO (KSDK) - There's been no relief from our summer of drought.
It's been another dry day across much of the country. New data just released today shows more than 50 percent of the country is now suffering through the drought.
Here in the Midwest, we're dealing with the worst of it.
The southwest Missouri town of Bolivar is restricting water use for the first time ever, as wells run dangerously low.
"It's like having too many straws in the same soda glass. It's everybody drawing it down and so we're seeing it stabilize but it's still low enough that we have concerns for it," said a Bolivar administrator.
A family of dairy farmers says they've never seen it this bad. They're hauling as much as eight-thousand gallons of water to the herd, every day, and the feed and hay is costing more than the milk they're producing.