DROUGHT REPORT: Severe Conditions Spread

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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.