IEM Daily Feature
Friday, 22 July 2016

Liquid Gold

Posted: 22 Jul 2016 05:34 AM

The July rains came just in time for much of central Iowa after a dry June. The featured chart looks at the amount of soil water estimated between the 6 and 30 inch depths by the ISU Soil Moisture station at the ISU Ag Farm west of Ames. The top panel expresses the depth of water in this layer and the bottom shows the day to day change in depth. A few weeks back this plot was featured to show the daily draw down that was occurring without any replenishment. Today's featured chart shows that recharge has happened with much of the daily rainfall (shown by the blue text) infiltrating to this layer.

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Tags:   soilmoisture