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Latest report shows Iowa's drought continuing to recede

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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Iowa’s dryness has subsided to a level comparable with about a year ago, and less than a third of the state now has drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Thursday's report — which is a snapshot of conditions two days before — indicated about 27% of the state has some measure of drought. That’s down from about 97% in September, when the dryness was the worst it had been in a decade. Soil conditions have been buoyed by weeks of wet weather. The state averaged 1.51 inches of rain...

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