(Richland County, ND) — The southeastern corner of North Dakota is experiencing dry conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor map that was released Thursday shows most of Richland County as being abnormally dry, making up less that two-percent of the state. All of North Dakota was experiencing some form of drought at this time last year. Much of the state was in the extreme or exceptional categories.
Meantime in South Dakota, much of the southern part of the state is in at least abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. There are some pockets of severe drought and even extreme drought in far southeastern South Dakota as of last Thursday.