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Water Summary Update: Iowa Rainfall About Normal for this Time of Year

  • 8/11/2016 2:13:00 PM
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DES MOINES— The most recent two-week period in Iowa has been slightly warmer than normal, including a five-day stretch of hot and humid weather, but receiving about the average amount of rain. 

The past two weeks began with widespread wet weather, then went through a dry spell before finishing with more widespread rain. The average statewide rainfall has been about 2.1 inches, slightly more than the normal average for this period. Two-week rain totals varied from a 0.09 inches in Fremont County up to 7.02 inches near Atlantic. 

For a thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends, go to

The report is prepared by the technical staff from the Iowa DNR, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering and the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department and the National Weather Service.