Drought Monitor Update

The Iowa Drought Monitor this week shows a small decrease in Extreme Drought in northwest Iowa, but it is still showing up in portions of Cherokee, Sioux, Plymouth, and Woodbury counties.

Severe Drought is in parts of 14 northwest Iowa counties, including Buena Vista. Over 16-percent of the state is in Severe Drought, a jump of more than seven-percent from last week.

64-percent of Iowa is at least Abnormally Dry, a four-percent increase from last week.