#3 reader story of 2012: Drought and other weather

Crops shrivel, river levels fall below historic lows

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Published: December 30 2012 | 11:20 am - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 3:52 am in

The worst drought since 1988 hits Iowa, causing crops to shrivel and rivers to fall to historic low levels. Winter months’ temperatures are mild, as consecutive days without measurable snow in Cedar Rapids neared an all-time record by mid-December.

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