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Iowa Drought

Iowa's summer drought threat is projected to increase 70 percent by 2050 but the state has taken very little action to address its climate-related drought risks.

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For more information on how prepared Iowa is for its growing drought threat, read the detailed state report.

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Is Iowa taking action?

  • The state is doing a lot to address its current drought risks and is working to understand how climate change influences its future drought risks
  • Like most states, however, Iowa has taken no action to plan for its future drought risks or implement climate adaptation strategies

Did you know...

  • Iowa was among the hardest hits states by drought in 2012; for several months, the entire state was in severe drought
  • The 2012 drought affected Iowa's corn and soybean crops