Drought Impacting Area Rivers

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Here’s another example of the scope of this growing drought almost all of Iowa is facing.  In the graphic above is data compiled by the United States Geological Survey.  Areas shaded in green are at a normal level.  Areas in yellow are considered below normal and areas in red are well below normal.

This just shows the lack of moisture out there as area rivers begin falling.  The problem could continue to worsen along with the drought.  This will have a major impact on water flows, recreational activities and especially wildlife.  The hot and dry conditions are already being blamed for a fish kill reported in Wisconsin last week.  It’s not out of the realm of possibility that fish in Iowa could run into trouble in the weeks ahead.

We’ll continue to monitor this trend and bring you updates on the drought as they are available.

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