In the past week the drought conditions across the state have lessened slightly, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. As of Tuesday morning, 11 percent of the state is not in drought conditions, compared to approximately 8 percent last week. Washington County and southeast Iowa remain in a severe drought with 35 percent of Iowa. At this time last year, 95 percent of the state was in severe drought, with the entire state experiencing drought conditions of varying degrees.
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