Drought conditions move into Lyman County

Drought conditions move into Lyman County.
Drought conditions move into Lyman County Governor activates State drought Task Force PIERRE, S.D.
Dennis Daugaard activated the state Drought Task Force Thurs., June 8 to monitor drought conditions across South Dakota.
“The recent hot, dry weather has increased drought conditions quickly in parts of South Dakota,” says Gov.
Much of central South Dakota, as well as portions of northeast South Dakota have only seen 25 percent to 50 percent of normal precipitation in the past 90 days.
After low to sometimes moderate fire danger during spring green-up, days of high fire danger are likely during dry and windy periods.
Lyman County Commission passed a burn ordinance in 2016 that prohibits any burning based when the National Weather Service declares a very high or extreme grassland fire danger or issues a red flag warning for strong winds.
Cattle may have to graze on spring wheat.
This is happening in mainly central and northern areas as well, where D2 drought conditions exist.
Cattle are now feeding on dry lots in many areas, instead of out on pastures, due to short grass.

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