Drought conditions in Nebraska are nearly unchanged from last week, according to a new report.
The new report from the National Drought Mitigation Center was released Thursday morning. 98 percent of Nebraska is now in an extreme to an exceptional drought. Last week, it was 91 percent. 22 percent of the state remains in an exceptional drought, the same as last week.
67 percent of Iowa is in an extreme drought, up from 62 percent last week. No areas are in N exceptional drought.
A new report on drought conditions shows 75 percent of Nebraska is in a severe drought.
The drought monitor report released last Thursday shows part of central Nebraska is in an extreme drought. The National Weather Service says it’s the worst drought since 1956 and the worst agricultural drought since 1988.
Temperatures are expected to remain above normal in to September, according to the report. Omaha set a record high Sunday of 105 degrees.