Iowa’s drought down to one percent of land


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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.

The year started off with a large amount of dry land caused by last year’s drought which damaged much of Iowa’s agriculture.

As of Tuesday, only O.57 percent of Iowa was abnormally dry, and 0.01 percent was in moderate drought. This dryness is currently present in northwest Iowa along the Missouri river.

This spring’s heavy rain played a key role in reproducing soil moisture in former dry lands.

To take a closer look at the U.S Drought Monitor data for Iowa click here.

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