IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 08 June 2012

Drought coverage

Posted: 08 Jun 2012 05:35 AM

The United States Drought Monitor is an analysis of current drought impacts put together by a team of scientists. Thanks to a mostly dry May and a dry start to June, the situation in Iowa is rapidly deteriorating. The featured chart shows the history of drought designation coverage in the state since the start of 2011. Unlike last year, where there was near no drought to start the beginning of the growing season, this year is going into summer with dry conditions covering most of the state. The prospects for heavy rainfall continue to not look very good.

Good = 205
Bad = 35

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