Drought Conditions Worsen In N.D., Stable In S.D.

(AP) — Drought conditions in South Dakota haven’t changed much over the past week.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows about 80 percent of the state being either abnormally dry or in some stage of drought, up just slightly from last week.
The area of severe drought is north central South Dakota.
Much of the rest of the northern half of the state is rated in moderate drought.
Areas not rated as being dry are most of eastern South Dakota, along with areas along the border in the southwest and south central parts of the state.
The areas of severe drought are in central and south central North Dakota and the far northwestern corner of the state.
The Red River Valley is classified as abnormally dry, along with the far southwestern corner of North Dakota.
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