Severe drought expanded in eastern Iowa, western Illinois

Published: Jun. 22, 2023 at 2:16 PM CDT
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QUAD CITIES, Iowa/Ill. (KWQC) - The lack of rain continues to create worsening drought conditions in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

The entire TV6 viewing area is in a moderate to severe drought.

Drought Monitor 6/22/23
Drought Monitor 6/22/23(KWQC)

One month ago, the First Alert Weather team began talking about the potential for a flash drought developing, and this is exactly what we’re seeing.

Here is how the drought is impacting area farmers:

Scott County

Clinton County