April showers reduce drought pressure in northeast South Dakota

April 26, 2021

ABERDEEN, S.D.–Some good news on the drought front in northeastern South Dakota.

Over the past three weeks, precipitation events have occurred across the area, but the highest amounts have generally been over northeast South Dakota and west-central Minnesota.

Much of that area received one to four inches of precipitation, with some areas even higher than four inches.

That led to drought improvements, or even removal of drought conditions over the Glacial Lakes region and into west central Minnesota.

Across north-central South Dakota, precipitation has largely stayed away, allowing D-2 and D-3 drought conditions to continue.