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Cool, wet spring may ease western Plains drought

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Is the Drought Over in South Dakota?

An expert says the West River blizzard and rain throughout South Dakota have pretty much eliminated the drought from the state.

But the end of the drought came at a high price.

Laura Edwards, an Extension Climate Field Specialist at South Dakota State University, says the U

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Rains Lessen Dakotas’ Drought Conditions

 

(NPN) -- Recent rains have helped drought conditions in the Dakotas, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Recapping Sioux Falls Summer Weather

Sioux Falls in the summer was very good in 2013. Compared to 2012, the weather was fantastic.

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Eastern South Dakota Slips into Moderate Drought

(NPN) South Dakota’s wet spring has morphed into a dry fall. In fact, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, eastern South Dakota in particular has slipped into moderate drought (D1).

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Midwest Hot, Dry Spell Brings Back Drought Worries

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops.

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Extreme South Dakota Weather [PHOTOS]

Yes, it's wet this year, but how did it look just a few months ago?

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Dealing With Hot Weather [AUDIO]

Now that we are in the middle of summer the heat and dry conditions begin to take its toll on lawns, gardens and flower beds.  Deb Jersey and Paul DeYoung take your calls on How's It Growing.

Broadcast Saturday, July 6, 2013

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Official Says Eastern South Dakota Recovered from Drought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - State Climatologist Dennis Todey says recent rains have helped eastern South Dakota recover from the drought, but the soil moisture has not been replenished in much of the western part of the state.

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State-issued Irrigation Permits Soaring in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The number of irrigation permits is soaring in South Dakota, due to last year's drought and to lucrative market prices for corn, wheat and soybeans.

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