Posted 7/30/2020 16:33 (#8405371 - in reply to #8405305) Subject: RE: How can this not matter?
Big difference in South Central/ NE Iowa compared to where the current drought maps show are the driest in central/ West central Iowa. If the SC and NE areas of Iowa have been experiencing the same arid conditions as WC/Central parts have, they would be pretty much burnt up by now. As the maps show, big contrast in water holding capacity. Rains have been spotty and areas of NE Iowa showing stress also.....they ideally need an inch of rain/week this time of year to help that water holding capacity(or lack of) out! I'm sure SC Iowa is the same according to map but looks like rains have been rolling thru there latley??