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Drought Continues to Lessen Across Iowa

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According to the latest USDA Drought Monitor, Marion County is still in a severe drought. The drought continues to shrink across the state with the extreme drought designation shrinking to less than 60%, but can be seen just north of the county line. Marion County is on track for average rainfall for August after nearly 2 inches of rain last weekend. There is rain in the forecast for Labor Day weekend, during the midday hours on Monday.