WEATHER WHY: Why Are We Still In A Drought?

Seventh graders in Mrs. Danielson's class in Ames want to know why, after all of the snow and rain we've received this winter and early spring, are parts of the state still considered to be in drought conditions.

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  • Terry Kuch

    Please explain: In 2008 the eastern Iowa floods were exasperated with the snow melt from Minnesota and now Minnesota had record high snow levels on frozen ground, why didn’t eastern Iowa have floods again with all the rainfall we have had so far this year? I call BS on your explanation, even a 7th grader can debunk your explanation.

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