Entire State of Iowa Now Abnormally Dry

All of Iowa is now at least considered Abnormally Dry, according to the state’s latest Drought Monitor.

Nearly the entire state was at least Abnormally Dry last week. Three months ago that percentage stood at 62, while over 90 percent of Iowa was Abnormally Dry at the start of the year.

Drought numbers statewide are virtually the same as last week, with nearly 87 percent of the state in some level of drought. Almost half of the state is experiencing Severe Drought.

There’s no change in Buena Vista County from last week, as most of the county remains in Severe Drought. At least portions of a few surrounding counties are also in Severe Drought including Cherokee, Ida, Sac, Calhoun, and Pocahontas.