User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


31° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Inside KELOLAND: Drought Hits South Dakota

July 16, 2006, 11:54 AM by News Staff

Inside KELOLAND: Drought Hits South Dakota
The drought is taking center stage in the center part of the state and it's affects will ripple across all of KELOLAND.

South Dakotais now one of the driest areas in the entire nation. Fields are drying up and livestock is going hungry. The only other location as dry as South Dakota in the country is along the Mexican border.

Gettysburg Drought

The drought is affecting South Dakota's entire economy from the farm to main street.
It's the worst drought in the area in four years.

Some of the worst conditions can be found near Timber Lake, where lightning started a grassfire which burned more than a thousand acres.

broken heart

The fire was stopped by a road, which is lucky because the Broken Heart Ranch was threatened. The ranch is actually drier than Timber Lake. Less than three and a-half-inches of moisture has fallen all year. The owners are conserving grass for the cattle and are worried about the water supply drying up.

Click here to view KELOLAND News Drought Coverage.

The drought isn't just effecting farmers and ranchers, but boaters and cold water fish are also feeling the heat.

river 1

The drought has destroyed access to lake Oahe and visitors have stopped fishing in the area.

river 2

Members of the Army Corps of engineers met with members of the community to find a plan of action to help the economy. The corps says for the most part, their hands are tied but they'll try to help in any way they can.

With South Dakota one of the driest areas in the nation, drought conditions have forced several ranchers to sell off their livestock.

cows 2

And that's exactly what happened this week in Mobridge.

Video
(Click above to view interview with Tom Anderberg at sale barn in Mobridge.)

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Dominic Fischer Found Dead During Search

12/17/2014 12:07 PM

Searchers discovered the body of Dominic Fischer in a field on Wednesday.

Full Story
Alexis Vanbochove Has Passed Away

12/17/2014 10:47 AM

According to her family, 4-year-old Alexis Vanbochove passed away early Wednesday morning.

Full Story
Grain Bin Collapses In Britton

12/14/2014 5:55 PM

A grain bin in Britton, SD collapsed this afternoon. No one was injured.

Full Story
Rapid City Police Search For Three Men Following Violent Home Invasion

12/17/2014 8:20 PM

Rapid City Police are searching for three suspects after a violent home invasion Wednesday afternoon.

Full Story
Man Missing After Vehicle Slides Into Ditch

12/16/2014 9:50 PM

Dominic Fischer was one of three people in a vehicle that slid into a ditch due to bad road and weather conditions, several miles north east of M...

Full Story


Events