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Could Isaac Be Our Drought Buster?
Every Thursday morning at 8:30 we find out the extent of ongoing drought conditions right here in Indiana. For the past three weeks things have been improving when it comes to just how much coverage area the drought has taken up. We still likely need 5 inches of rain or more on average within a month in order to see drought conditions totally disappear in the state. Generally you want to see this rain come in short burst of an inch or two for the maximum positive effect on plants and trees. The second best thing would be a so called “drought buster” that would have several inches of rain all within the course of 48 to 72 hours. This type of rain would fully replenish our reservoirs that have seen their levels dropping drastically this summer. This type of scenario is going to be possible at the end of next week as Tropical Storm Isaac comes onshore and heads to the Midwest.
August 23, 2012