Worst Iowa drought in more than 75 years
August 1, 2012
State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says in an interview with the Cedar Rapids Gazette: "You would have to go back to 1936 to find a drought worse
than this one". That's an exceptionally strong statement, especially given the terrible drought of 1988. The climatologist's office worries that conditions in eastern Iowa could have long-term effects
, beyond just this harvest season.