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Negligible lawn growth for a month in Kankakee County, Illinois
10/6/2017 4:47:36 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Kankakee County, IL

Start Date: 9/30/2017 -  
Have had very little rain since 7/24/2017 (68 days). Have been moderately dry since 8/17/2017 and it's beyond that now. Total August rainfall 1.54 inch and total September rainfall 0.60. Have had dew almost every morning, which has helped some. Doesn't seem to have impacted soybean crops much. Yield has been near normal. Have not harvested corn yet. Just mowed the lawn today, 30 days since last time and about 40% of it I could not see where I had mowed versus had not mowed. Only small patches had significant growth. Field drainage lines have not been flowing at all for at least 18 days. Horse Creek (1/4 mile south) is completely dry in spots, zero water flow. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Herscher 3.3 E on 9/30/2017