Dry Conditions Continue To Improve In The State

Statewide Iowa — The latest drought map for Iowa shows a lot less color than it has in recent weeks.

DNR hydrologist, Tim Hall, says there are fewer areas of severe drought.

Most of northwest Iowa and parts of east-central Iowa are listed at the lowest level on the map called “abnormally dry.”

Hall says things are looking as good as they have in months.

While things have improved, Hall wants to see more of the drought go away in the rest of May and into June.

There’s another indicator for Hall that we could use more moisture.

He says that’s an indication there’s plenty of room in the soil for more water. Hall says the final weeks of May and the month of June will be key in building up the water bank for the rest of the year.

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