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2020 Flood Predictions In The Corn Belt More Localized Than 2019

(IARN) — We all remember the way things were just one short year ago. People in Iowa were being devastated by the second round of historic flooding in less than 10 years. That set forth major disaster declarations, huge cleanup and repair efforts, and even more scrutiny into how the Army Corps of Engineers handled their flood control protocols. Now after last week’s few days of rain, people are nervous that we could be seeing this all over again. One meteorologist says we may see a different picture in Iowa compared to the rest of the Corn Belt. 

Bryce Anderson is the Senior Ag Meteorologist with DTN, and the sage many of us in agriculture look too to make those seasonal predictions for Ag weather. He says there is definitely a threat for flooding in the Corn Belt once again in 2020. However, there is a silver lining. Anderson says the flooding won’t be as widespread as 2019. He sees a lot of the risk being in the northern and eastern regions of the Midwest.

For more on this story, including audio with Bryce Anderson, visit the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.


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