DES MOINES — The overall water situation in Iowa continues to improve. Ninety percent of the state is free of drought. Stream flows are moving toward normal levels, although the majority of streams are still in the above normal stage. Rainfall has eased and, as of June 11, it looks like the foreseeable future will bring more typical summer weather.
For a more thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends May 30 through June 12, go to www.iowadnr.gov/watersummaryupdate. The next Water Summary Update will be published July 11, 2013.
The report is prepared by the technical staff from the Iowa DNR, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the US Geological Survey, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division.