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Water Summary Update: June rainfall an inch below normal

Water Summary Update: June rainfall an inch below normal

  • 7/11/2019 12:42:00 PM
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DES MOINES — After higher amounts of rainfall in May, June rainfall in Iowa was 3.86 inches, or more than an inch below normal for the month, according to the latest Water Summary Update. June is typically the wettest month of the year in Iowa.
Water Summary Update: July and August wettest months so far in 2016

Water Summary Update: July and August wettest months so far in 2016

  • 9/1/2016 12:26:00 PM
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July and August have easily been the two wettest months of 2016, and have continued to improve the overall hydrologic condition of the state. The National Drought Monitor has removed areas of moderate drought from Iowa, and less than 6 percent of the state is shown as “abnormally dry” – continuing the improvement that been occurring over the last several weeks.
Unusually warm June leads to drought in parts of Iowa

Unusually warm June leads to drought in parts of Iowa

  • 7/7/2016 12:14:00 PM
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DES MOINES— The unusually warm and mostly dry June promoted the development of moderate drought conditions for parts of the state. However, Iowa continues to have abundant soil moisture reserves, high stream flow and a substantial groundwater supply thanks to a record wet 2015 fall.
Water Summary Update - Iowa Remains Drought-Free

Water Summary Update - Iowa Remains Drought-Free

  • 3/10/2016 7:42:00 AM
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DES MOINES—All of Iowa remains drought free, according to the National Drought Monitor, and stream flows remain normal to above normal for about half of the state.