It only takes a glance at the year’s (water year begins in October) precipitation map to identify the region of ABNORMAL wetness. The record setting floods of 2008 are no surprise in light of the records. If it seems that high water years in the Midwest are increasingly common since about 1970; they are.
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Taylor, S. Elwynn, "The Nation’s Wet Spot" (2008). Integrated Crop Management News. 909.
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