The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows drier conditions in North Dakota and a decline in dryness across Minnesota and South Dakota. Compared to the previous week, the area of severe drought in North Dakota now reaches from the northwest through the central portions of the state. Moderately dry conditions are increasing across the northern part of North Dakota. In South Dakota, the moderately dry conditions are declining in the west, but extreme drought is increasing in the southeast. The abnormal and moderately dry areas of southeast Minnesota are declining as well.
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