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Nearly 90 percent of Iowa experiencing drought

 

June 17, 2021

Precipitation averaged more than an inch below normal for the month of May, streamflows are dropping, soil moisture is low and shallow groundwater conditions are a concern in several areas of the state, according to the latest water summary update from the Iowa DNR.

Nearly 90 percent of Iowa is experiencing some degree of dryness or drought. The most recent U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 32 percent of the state rated as abnormally dry, 47 percent rated as in moderate drought and 10 percent rated as severe drought.

"Below average rainfall in May and for the start of June has pushed all of th...



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