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Drought Conditions Improve in Iowa

Posted: Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at 6:23 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

More than half of the land in seven of nine districts in Iowa have surplus topsoil moisture. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the southeast district is at 66% surplus, 33% adequate, and one percent short in topsoil moisture. Locally subsoil moisture is currently rated at four percent very short, 10% short, 73% adequate, and 13% surplus. The only district with dryer subsoil moisture levels is south central Iowa with 13% very short and nine percent short. Overall, Iowa’s drought conditions lessened, with no more severe drought conditions and under 2.5% is is abnormally dry.