On The Radio – August water summary update released


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South central Iowa remained in drought while other parts of the state soaked up rainfall in late August. (Iowa Department of Natural Resources)
Jenna Ladd| September 4, 2017

This week’s On The Radio segment discusses how August rain relieved some parts of Iowa from drought conditions. 

Transcript: Rainfall during the last part of August helped to reverse drought conditions in many parts of Iowa, according to the latest Iowa Department of Natural Resources Water Summary Update.

This is the Iowa Environmental Focus.

The Water Summary Update is a succinct monthly report of Iowa’s water resources and those events that affect them prepared by the technical staff at Iowa DNR in partnership with local, state and federal agencies.

The latest update revealed that while August started off very dry, high rain totals increased groundwater levels and streamflow in many parts of the state. In contrast, south central Iowa is still experiencing severe to extreme drought conditions. Extreme drought conditions persisted in Clarke county and Wapello county through August.

For more information and to read the complete summary, visit iowa-environmental-focus-dot-org.

From the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, I’m Betsy Stone.

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