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Water Summary Update
Posted: 06/14/2012
DES MOINES — The past two weeks were relatively dry across Iowa. Low stream flows and shallow groundwater levels reflect the spotty recent rains that have fallen in the state. The Drought Monitor shows an increase from 70 percent to 78 percent of Iowa in some form of dry conditions, with the most increase occurring in southeastern Iowa.

For a more thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends May 30 through June 13, 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.