Drought Conditions Begin To Creep Into Idaho

Aug 17, 2018

More and more of Idaho is beginning to dry up. Nearly a third of the state is now officially under drought conditions.

Weeks of above-average temperatures across Idaho are beginning to take a toll.

About 31 percent of the state is experiencing a moderate drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. That’s up about 10 percent from last week.

Those regions include much of the Treasure Valley, the West Central Mountains, several counties in the southeast corner of the state and the tip of the panhandle.

Much of the rest of Idaho is considered abnormally dry, with a smidge of severe drought in Washington County.

The only areas untouched by the summer dry spell so far include counties in eastern Idaho near the border with Montana and Wyoming.

States experiencing the most significant droughts include Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Oregon and Utah.

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