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Summary of Drought for South Dakota

Abnormal dryness or drought are currently affecting approximately 718,000 people in South Dakota, which is about 42% of the state's population.

U.S. Drought Monitor - South Dakota

U.S. Drought Monitor - South Dakota
U.S. Drought Monitor - South Dakota
Drought Conditions (Percent Area)
WeekNoneD0-D4D1-D4D2-D4D3-D4D4
Current
11/14/2017
26.85%73.15%49.06%18.64%5.92%0.00%
Last Week
11/07/2017
26.85%73.15%49.06%18.64%5.92%0.00%
Three Months Ago
8/15/2017
10.46%89.54%75.78%47.04%5.76%0.00%
Start of Calendar Year
1/03/2017
61.22%38.78%26.01%6.00%0.00%0.00%
Start of Water Year
10/03/2017
22.93%77.07%57.96%32.30%5.62%0.00%
One Year Ago
11/15/2016
27.54%72.46%31.81%1.33%0.00%0.00%

Drought Intensities

  •       None: No Drought
  •       D0: Abnormally Dry
  •       D1: Moderate Drought
  •       D2: Severe Drought
  •       D3: Extreme Drought
  •       D4: Exceptional Drought
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