May 20, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Winds gusting to 64 mph cause some damage in Mitchell and area.
May 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
LINTON High hay prices caused by a prolonged drought and a sharp drop in donations have combined to threaten breeding herds for the Nokota horse, named the official state equine. Continue Reading
May 6, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON Brimming with colorful annuals and all sorts of options for perennial gardens, greenhouses are often the go-to destination in the spring. But with a ban on nonessential watering in the city of Worthington, some residents are thinking they’ll have to forego the beautiful blooms this year. Continue Reading
May 2, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
Farmers at the mercy of snow, droughtWORTHINGTON In a typical year, the region’s crop producers would have had their small grains planted by early April, their corn in the ground by the end of April, and their soybeans rolling out of planters and into farm fields by the first week of May. Continue Reading
April 29, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe
With low water levels and bans on non-essential use, what is the state of the resource locally?WORTHINGTON Looks can be deceiving, especially when recent rains and melting snow have brought flowing water to streams that have been dry, and covered the surfaces of lake beds where deep crevices told the story of a severe drought last fall. Continue Reading
April 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE (AP) Drought conditions in much of South Dakota have improved because of the past month’s early spring storms, but it’s not enough to recharge the deeper levels of soil, a state climatologist said Monday.