Drought Expands North And South Across Western South Dakota

The worst of the drought conditions in South Dakota are changing locations some. With this week’s update of the U-S Drought Monitor, D-3 Extreme drought is now extending in the southeast corner of Perkins County and across most of eastern Pennington County. Extreme drought conditions have expanded across most of eastern Meade County and remain a factor for southwest Zeibach and northwestern and western Haakon County. D-2, Severe Drought has pulled back west and is now being seen in northern Jackson, central Haakon and most of Zeibach County. Potter , Sully, Stanley and most of Jones and Hughes County are dealing D-1, Moderate drought this week. The northwest corner of Lyman County is seeing Moderate drought while the bulk of Lyman County is considered Abnormally dry. Abnormally dry conditions are listed for Hyde most of Buffalo and nearly all of Lyman, Brule and Hand County.