IOWA DROUGHT: Conditions Continue To Deteriorate

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A new report by the USDA and National Weather Service isn’t providing good news.

Drought conditions are worsening in Iowa.

In just a week, the amount of the state in extreme drought has more than doubled going from 30-percent to 60-percent. The rest of the state is considered in severe drought.

There are 46 Iowa counties that are designated as primary disaster areas. Twenty-seven Iowa counties are considered contiguous disaster areas because they abut a primary disaster area county.

The majority of Iowa’s neighboring states of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois are also in extreme drought.

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