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99.5% Of Iowa Facing Abnormally Dry, Drought Conditions

(Des Moines, IA) — More than 99-percent of the state is facing abnormally dry or drought conditions. Parts of Dickinson and Osceola counties in northwest Iowa are the only parts of the state without drought. The latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor says nearly 50-percent of the state is facing severe drought, with southeastern and western Iowa seeing the worst conditions. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says it comes after June rainfall in Iowa was only 55-percent of normal.

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