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Cool, wet spring may ease western Plains drought

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — A spring forecast of above-average rainfall in parts of the Plains region is raising hopes for a break in drought conditions plaguing much of the area.

“It looks pretty good for conditions to improve into the ea…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Cool, wet spring may ease western Plains drought

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — A spring forecast of above-average rainfall in parts of the Plains region is raising hopes for a break in drought conditions plaguing much of the area.

“It looks pretty good for conditions to improve into the ea…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune: Ranchers could get blizzard payments in April

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday.

“We hope the checks start to…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Drought still impacting Missouri River management

October 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers expects higher-than-normal runoff in the Missouri River basin next year, but the system of dams along the river will still have minimum flows to recover from drought last year.

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Blizzard and rain erase drought conditions in SD

October 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS (AP) — A South Dakota State University climate specialist says the blizzard that hit western South Dakota two weeks ago and subsequent rains have erased drought conditions in the state.

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Heavy snow, rain help drought in SD

October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News Service

Recent snow and rains greatly improved South Dakota’s drought situation.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, heavy and record-setting precipitation fell this past week in the High Plains Region. In South Dak…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

South Dakota crops boosted by rainy, warm weather

July 16, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Parts of the west still are in need of moisture. Continue Reading

Farmers dust off 2012, look ahead

June 27, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Just 5.3 percent of Rushmore state remains in severe drought.
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Officials: Eastern SD OK after drought

June 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

West River struggling, leaders tell panel.

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State-issued irrigation permits soaring in SD

June 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The number of irrigation permits is soaring in South Dakota, due to a lingering drought and to lucrative market prices for crops such as corn, wheat and soybeans.
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