3 of 4 Agencies Shut Down
2:37 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Drought Monitor Sill Active Amid Shutdown

The Drought Monitor is still active even if all the agencies responsible for it are not. (Illustrations added by Tri-States Public Radio)

Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government, the U.S. Drought Monitor Map is still online, and being updated.

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real-time soil moisture readings online.
9:51 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Sensor Network to Provide IA Drought Data

Credit ISU Extension

During last summer’s drought it was difficult for farmers to get accurate data on how dry the soil was. An Iowa State University project that’s been in the works for several years, will change that.

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