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Drought Now Severe in Washington County

Posted: Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 6:23 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

Another dry week, accompanied by high temperatures, worsened the drought now classified as severe in some parts of Iowa by the U.S. Drought Monitor. 30% of the state, including Washington, Louisa, Keokuk, and the majority of Iowa and Henry counties are now under that classification. Most of southeastern Iowa was dealing with a moderate drought up until last week. Conditions are expected to persist or intensify through the end of the month.