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Southern Counties Now In Extreme Drought

July 26, 2012, 6:07 PM by Ben Cathey

Southern Counties Now In Extreme Drought

Our drought is closer to becoming a generational event and water issues are not only getting worse, they are also accelerating. 

According to the latest drought monitor, one-fifth of South Dakota jumped to the 'extreme drought' level in one week. 

We've long talked about the drought linking through the Corn Belt from Illinois to Nebraska and then spreading north. Those areas are seeing a dramatic rise in drought conditions.

A blocking pattern is largely to blame for pushing the drought north.  And isolated rains have detoured around our region. That means the ground isn't quite as parched in North Dakota.  

Sioux Falls remains on track for the driest July on record, currently sitting at one-hundredth of an inch. Though it has drizzled several times that's obviously not enough and our intense heat isn't helping.

Dry ground heats up faster only reinforcing arid conditions proving parts of KELOLAND need several steady rains.
 

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