Drought Monitor Removes Moderate Drought From Central South Dakota

After six weeks with no change, drought has been removed from South Dakota according to the U-S Drought Monitor this week. While D-1 Moderate drought indications have been removed from the state in this week’s report, abnormally dry conditions remain cross central South Dakota. Abnormally dry conditions have been eliminated from the map from the Aberdeen area southwest to Sully County. Most of Dewey County has been take out of the abnormally dry category, although conditions remain that way along the Cheyenne River. Abnormally dry areas remain in most all of Sully and Haakon Counties, northern Stanley and Hughes Counties. Southern and norther Ziebach County are abnormally dry along with areas along the Corson and Perkins County line. The Drought Monitor report for the High Plains says long-term precipitation deficits in South Dakota have shown recovery allowing for the removal of the moderate drought status.