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Jefferson County Experiencing Extreme Drought

Posted: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 6:25 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

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Extreme drought is now covering 3.7% of Iowa and has stretched into the KCII listening area.

The southern portion of Jefferson County is in extreme drought. All of Washington County is in moderate drought. Areas of Keokuk, Jefferson, and Henry Counties are in severe drought. Across Iowa 11.11% is in severe drought, almost 37% is in moderate drought, and 67.76% is abnormally dry. At this time last year, only 3.2% of the state was abnormally dry.