Ongoing drought easing for some in South Dakota - KOTA Territory News

Ongoing drought easing for some in South Dakota


The ongoing drought is easing for the first time in months for parts of South Dakota.
Thanks to last weeks storm dropping more than a foot of snow east river, areas that were in severe drought, or even extreme have dropped down to the moderate category.
As of Thursday nearly 87 percent of South Dakota is in severe drought, down more than 10 percent from last week's 97 percent.
And extreme fell a percentage point down from 64 percent to just over 63 percent.
More than 29 percent of the state remains unchanged in exceptional drought, the highest category, mainly southwestern South Dakota and south of I-90. The entire state is seeing at least moderate drought.

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