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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • 35 percent of Iowa now no longer in drought area

  • This week’s drought monitor continues the improvement trend that began in early March. The area of the state no longer in drought is 35 percent – more than double the area from just one week ago.
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  • This week’s drought monitor continues the improvement trend that began in early March. The area of the state no longer in drought is 35 percent – more than double the area from just one week ago.
     
    Areas with the highest totals for precipitation thus far in April are in eastern Iowa, where totals have exceeded five inches for the month, or 300 percent of normal. The U.S. Geological Survey is currently reporting that the eastern half of Iowa is experiencing moderate flooding in a line from Dubuque to Chariton.
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