Latest Idaho Drought Map Reveals Improvement


National Drought Mitigation Center
  • National Drought Mitigation Center

Idaho's water supply is improving.

It's not good by a long shot ... but it's tangibly better than early January, when nearly half of the Gem State was under a "severe" or "extreme" drought warning.

The Idaho Drought Monitor Map, compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Weather Service, tracks drought conditions across the nation, and Idaho is one of the few states that include some areas with severe conditions.

And the latest drought map, published Feb. 20, indicates that approximately one-third of Idaho is still under a "severe" drought status or worse ... with "extreme" drought being reported in the Magic Valley, including Elmore, Jerome, Lincoln, Owyhee and Twin Falls counties, in addition to the majority of Gooding County.