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Drought Conditions Increase in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 6:21 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Drought conditions have increased across Iowa by 17 percent from last week to this week. Last week nearly 3 percent of Iowa was experiencing drought conditions and at this time about 20 percent of the state is abnormally dry. Southeast Iowa is not experiencing drought conditions. At this time last year 35 percent of the state was in a moderate drought. In Southeast Iowa, 70 percent of topsoil moisture is adequate and 22 percent is short while subsoil moisture is 69 percent adequate and 21 percent short.