IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 10 August 2012

Extreme Drought

Posted: 10 Aug 2012 05:53 AM

The latest US Drought Monitor released this week shows continued degradation in Iowa with now more than half of the state in "Extreme" drought category. The featured chart shows the weekly areal coverages of drought categories over Iowa. The "Extreme" category has doubled in size during the past week. August has seen near daily occurrences of rain in the state and some heavier totals since the last drought report valid on Tuesday. Unfortunately, this rain is coming very late in the growing season and we still could use plenty more to help the crops that still can be salvaged.

Good = 69
Bad = 9