SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The latest drought monitor shows an increase in areas of extreme and moderate conditions in South Dakota along with a decrease in severe conditions.
When looking at the categorial percent area, moderate drought grew to 21.06 percent compared to 17.75 percent last week.
The severe drought is down to 49.50 percent from 54.51 percent the previous week.
The extreme drought area grew slightly from 17.82 percent to 19.58 percent.
KELOLAND News is sharing stories of how this drought is impacting farmers and ranchers across the area. Visit our Drought in KELOLAND page for those stories.