IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 20 March 2015

Drought Timeseries

Posted: 20 Mar 2015 05:41 AM

A very dry March and below average snowfall over the north has prompted the US Drought Monitor to analyze parts of Iowa in D0 drought designation. The featured chart displays the areal coverage of drought in Iowa going back to 2000. Drought categories increase up to D4, which was found in Iowa back in 2012. With no crops in the ground and today being only the first day of spring, the drought impacts are currently limited to hydrological issues like stream flow.

Good = 37
Bad = 8
Abstain = 10

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