July 14, 2017 - 11:59 am - Posted in News

Des Moines, Iowa (Radio Iowa) — The monthly Water Summary Update from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources shows things have dried out significantly as Iowa entered the second half of the year.

The D-N-R’s Tim Hall helps compile the summary.

Rains in May and June kept the word drought out of the water report, but it has now returned.

Part of the problem recently has been the storms that drop the rain are spotty and not widespread.

Hall points out this is the early stage of drought.

He says Iowa’s situation is better than other nearby states.

Hall says for now it’s important to keep an eye on the situation and be prepared.

Hall says things could turn around as quickly as they dried out with some sustained rainfall.

Photo caption:  The U.S. Drought Monitor map shows yellow for abnormally dry conditions and light brown for moderate drought.

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