Several Iowa counties updated to drought status

Graphic courtesy of the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Several counties in eastern Iowa have been updated to drought status, according to U.S. Drought Monitor map issued by the National Weather Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the University of Nebraska.

The map adds the counties of Scott, Clinton, Jackson, Dubuque to the affected drought area, while also downgrading other counties from “abnormally dry” status after ample rainfall last week.

For more information, read the full article at the Des Moines Register.

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