Drought Conditions Worsen to Begin August

by Brian Wilson
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The latest Drought Monitor report shows a little deterioration in the conditions in the state in the last week.  D-N-R hydrologist Tim Hall says that doesn’t reflect the most recent storms.

The monitor shows a large part of eastern Iowa has moved from moderate to severe drought. Hall says the rain we’ve had recently will help.

Hall says rainfall in mid-July did impact the level of drought, but we haven’t seen consistent enough rain yet to get rid of all the concern.

He says the recent rains helped with the much-needed soil moisture.

The weather outlook has indicated we could see more rain in August, which would also help the drought situation.

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