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Summary of Drought for Iowa

Abnormal dryness or drought are currently affecting approximately 1,821,000 people in Iowa, which is about 52% of the state's population.

U.S. Drought Monitor - Iowa

As of December 12, 2017

Author: Jessica Blunden,NCEI/NOAA

U.S. Drought Monitor - Iowa
U.S. Drought Monitor - Iowa
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
12/12/2017
46.91%53.09%7.39%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Last Week
12/05/2017
61.06%38.94%6.70%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Three Months Ago
9/12/2017
29.33%70.67%33.17%10.62%3.34%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
86.11%13.89%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Water Year
10/03/2017
43.48%56.52%34.72%8.70%3.20%0.00%
One Year Ago
12/13/2016
85.34%14.66%0.00%0.00%0.00%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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