Weekend Rain Helps Diminishing Drought

Although Oskaloosa, and much of the surrounding area received rain this weekend, over 80% of Mahaska County is still considered to be in a moderate drought, according to the online National Integrated Drought Information System.

Oskaloosa rainfall totals marked in at about seven-tenths of an inch for this weekend. This rain helped numerous communities in Southeast Iowa by plunging the percentage of moderate drought from 24% to only 8.7% in only 7 days.The first reading was taken on the 10th of October, while the most recent occurred on October 7th.

Overall for the month of October, the Oskaloosa area has received approximately 2.5 inches of rain.


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