A lack of rain and continued extreme heat means drought conditions in Iowa continue to worsen.
The latest drought report shows 42-percent of the state is now in a severe drought. That’s an increase of about 10-percent compared to last week.
The majority of the state is experiencing drought or dry conditions.
Only about two-percent of the state has normal conditions. That’s in northeast Iowa.
The report classifies this drought as short-term, meaning it’s been going on for less than six months and primarily affects agriculture and grasslands.