The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows little change in drought conditions across the Northern Plains the past week. Sixty-eight percent of North Dakota is in severe drought which encompasses the western two-thirds of the state. The southeastern portion of North Dakota is mostly abnormally dry or in moderate drought. In South Dakota, the far southeastern corner is experiencing extreme drought conditions. The western half of the state is in severe drought with other areas moderately dry. The majority of Minnesota is abnormally dry, with west central and northwestern portions in moderate drought.
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