RATING IMPROVES: Drought Persists In Parts Of Iowa

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The amount of Iowa land no longer considered to be drought stricken has more than doubled since last week.

Just over 35-percent of the eastern side of the state is drought free, those are the white areas in the map above.

A small part of western Iowa is still considered in extreme drought (the red section), but that has seen a reduction. In the past week the extreme drought area has dropped by nearly 20-percent.

It is important to note this data only considers conditions through Tuesday morning, much of the state has seen continual rain since then.

The drought information is updated weekly by the USDA and National Weather Service.


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