(DES MOINES, Iowa) Two-and-a-half inches of rain fell in January and February. Tim Hall of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says that was a bonus, during the normally dry winter months. He says, however, about 10-percent of the state is in some form of drought.
Hall says some parts of southeast Iowa are short more than 20-inches of rain over the past two years.
He says most of the state has normal stream flow and shallow groundwater conditions are improving.
(Map of latest U.S. Drought Monitor below)