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898,000 more in abnormally dry areas.
of the state’s population,
30% more in abnormally dry areas.
The U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) is a map that shows the location and intensity of drought across the country. The data is updated each Tuesday and released on Thursday. This map shows the drought conditions on October 20, 2020.Learn more about the US Drought Monitor
Drought in Iowa
from 2000 - 2020
The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. Since 2000, the longest duration of drought (D1-D4) in Iowa lasted 151 weeks beginning on August 9, 2011 and ending on June 24, 2014. The most intense period of drought occurred the week of September 25, 2012 where D4 affected 2.52% of Iowa land.
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