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Iowa Water Summary Update

This news story was published on September 21, 2012.
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DES MOINES—The combination of cooler weather slowing evaporation rates and near normal rainfall in the past two weeks allowed soil moisture levels to slightly improve. However, streamflow conditions are below normal for the majority of the state, and water levels in large natural lakes continue to drop. Shallow groundwater levels continue to be at or near historic lows.

For a more thorough review of Iowa’s water resource trends Sept. 6 through Sept. 19, go to

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