Sunday 9th August 2020

The new report from the U-S Drought Monitor shows more counties now showing dry conditions. The Iowa D-N-R’s Tim Hall says the negative outweighs the positive in the report, adding the dry conditions have started to spread to the east, as far as Linn County.

Hall says the impact of the dry areas can also be seen in satellite images of the crops.

Hall says the precipitation deficit is a concern because we are soon going to be heading out of the wettest months of the year, and could be behind in groundwater going into the winter.