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Water Summary Update
Posted: 05/03/2012

DES MOINES—Rainfall for 2012 to date has been just over 8 inches while the statewide average for this period is just less than 8 inches. Drought conditions that parts of Iowa are still experiencing are the result of the heat and dryness of late summer through the end of 2011.

For a more thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends April 19 through May 2, go to

The report is prepared by the technical staff from the Iowa DNR, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the USGS, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division.