Extreme Drought Expands in Northwest Iowa

This week’s Iowa Drought Monitor shows Extreme Drought in northwest Iowa has extended into Sioux County, and is still showing up in portions of Cherokee, Plymouth, and Woodbury counties.

Otherwise, drought conditions around the area are virtually the same as the previous week. Most of Buena Vista County is still in Severe Drought, along with parts of surrounding counties.

Almost eight-percent of Iowa has at least Severe Drought, which is a slight increase from the prior week. Over 17-percent of the state is considered to be in at least Moderate Drought, up nearly two-percent…and more than 56-percent of Iowa is now at least Abnormally Dry, nine-percent higher than a week ago.



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