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Drought conditions now exist in Iowa

September 11, 2019
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

DES MOINES - For the first time in a year, there are areas of Iowa where groundwater conditions are beginning to show stress, according to the latest Water Summary Update.

"For the third month in a row, Iowa received below normal rainfall. After such a wet start to the year, the below normal rainfall has pushed more than half of the state into abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions," said Tim Hall, DNR's coordinator of hydrology resources.

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

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-Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources



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