Nearly eight percent of Iowa is currently experiencing drought conditions. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 7.71 percent of the state is considered abnormally dry, most of which is located in the northwest corner of Iowa. At this time last year, 7.11 percent of the state was in severe drought, 47 percent was in moderate drought and over 83 percent was abnormally dry.

Currently, 98 percent of Minnesota is experiencing drought conditions.