A lack of precipitation this summer could lead to less snow this winter, experts say.
Many rural residents rely on groundwater for drinking and cooking, and many city dwellers and businesses tap into underground aquifers as well.
74 of the state's 92 counties had been given some form of disaster status as of Monday.
Most of central Indiana needs a half foot of rainfall just to get back to normal - or around a foot of rain in some places to erase the deficit for the year.
Thunderstorms made their way through central and northern Indiana on Friday, bringing rain and high winds.
Blazing heat and weeks without rain are parching the region
Nearly 90% of the state is experiencing a drought and officials say the dry weather is expected to continue.
Trained spotters in Paragon clocked thunderstorm wind gusts up to 50 mph and recorded pea size hail.
A flood warning remains in effect for most of south central Indiana until 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Heavy spring rains delayed planting for a majority of the region’s corn farmers. Now, after a hot, dry summer, harvest yields are low.