Due to recent rain and snowfall much of Iowa is beginning to see much-needed relief from the state’s widespread drought. The Latest Drought Index Map shows all of Jefferson, Wapello, and Keokuk counties, and a small portion of Henry County are now experiencing a severe drought. With the majority of Van Buren and Henry County experiencing a moderate drought. A severe drought is the second worst classification of four.
39% of all Iowa Counties are still experiencing an extreme drought.