Iowa free from drought
Iowa free from drought.
Thanks to a wet and cool April, there are no drought designations in the state and shallow groundwater is now rated as normal to above normal across the state.
Streamflow is above normal across much of the state.
Most of April saw mild weather with temperatures above normal for most of the month.
However, unseasonably cool and wet weather prevailed for the last few days of the month and put a halt to spring planting and field work statewide.
The statewide average precipitation for April was 3.89 inches, or 0.38 inches above the 30-year normal.
This was the 13th consecutive April with above-average statewide precipitation.
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