Drought expands across eastern Iowa
Drought expands across eastern Iowa.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – After more than two weeks with no measurable rain, the areas in drought have grown.
The latest Drought Monitor, issued the morning of September 14, shows abnormally dry conditions cover nearly all of the eastern third of the state.
This is one level below true drought conditions.
Moderate drought now extends from southern Linn County into Benton County and continues to the west.
Severe drought spread a little farther east into Henry County, while a small area of severe drought has developed in Allamakee County.
The two pockets of extreme drought in southern Iowa are now connected as one larger swath.
Last week’s Drought Monitor is below this article.
Some rain is possible Saturday night into Sunday morning, as well as on Tuesday.
However, activity looks like it will be isolated each day, and amounts should be relatively light – hardly enough to make any dent in the rainfall deficits.