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California Drought Details
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Mon Feb 3, 2014 02:40 PM CST

This chart shows an updated rundown of Water Year precipitation through the first few days of February. The "water year" runs from October 1 through September 30. The view we are using is the percent of normal precipitation for the water year. I find the percent of normal to be the quickest way of determining whether the precipitation taken in for the water year is beneficial or not.

As you can see, there are pockets of the Corn Belt where water year precipitation has been above to well above normal. In the eastern Midwest, for example, we see a lot ...

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