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Normal snow levels over the winter season and cooler spring temperatures may lead to a more moderate 2014 in Iowa, according to state water and climate experts. In an interview with KCRG, Mike Gannon of the University of Iowa’s IIHR … Continue reading
KWWL’s Special Assignment Report this week was focused on Iowa’s changing climate. Between 2012’s drought and severe storms like those that rolled through the area on Sunday, Iowa is in the midst of change. Jerry Schnoor, co-director of CGRER, says … Continue reading
A new report from Columbia University’s Water Center reveals that some of America’s businesses and cities are undergoing a much greater risk than before of water scarcity.
This spring was Iowa’s wettest on record. However, the recent streak of dry weather has meteorologists concerned that the state may be in for a flash drought.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a drought which covered most of Iowa farmland at the beginning of the year has dwindled down to one percent of Iowa’s land.
This week’s rain has helped lessen the drought in Iowa. The rainfall for the week was the most that has fallen in Iowa since June 2011. The rain came after the ground thawed, which allows the water to soak in. … Continue reading
Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses the benefits of last year’s drought. This past year’s drought actually had some benefits for Iowa’s environment. This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.
Listen to this week’s radio segment here or read the transcript below. This week’s segment discusses increased visitation at Iowa’s state parks. After a number of wet summers, the dry conditions of 2012 seem to have helped increase visitation at Iowa’s state … Continue reading
Drought conditions could lead to water conservation measures in some parts of Iowa. Especially in Iowa’s northwest counties, there’s a chance that some areas will have to limit water usage. To avoid getting to this point, Iowans are encouraged to … Continue reading