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Summary of Drought for Iowa

Abnormal dryness or drought are currently affecting approximately 111,000 people in Iowa, which is about 4% of the state's population.

U.S. Drought Monitor - Iowa

As of September 11, 2018

Author: David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC

U.S. Drought Monitor - Iowa
U.S. Drought Monitor - Iowa
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
9/11/2018
93.59%6.41%2.15%0.86%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
9/04/2018
81.33%18.67%6.41%3.50%0.86%0.00%
Three Months Ago
6/12/2018
74.51%25.49%9.36%2.32%0.00%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/02/2018
28.96%71.04%8.13%0.00%0.00%0.00%
One Year Ago
9/12/2017
29.33%70.67%33.17%10.62%3.34%0.00%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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