Western South Dakota has experienced a severe drought for 2 years. Currently, 90 percent of the state is experiencing some form of drought. It’s safe to say the state is parched.
With the state’s economy reliant on ranching and farming, drought has caused profits to go on the decline. As we move closer to the wet season in South Dakota, will we see the much-needed moisture?
NewsCenter1’s Andrew Shipotofsky delivers this three-part series on the subject, covering current conditions, the history of drought in South Dakota, and what the state will see this summer if trends continue. The series airs Feb. 20-22. Parts 1-3 will be posted below after they air.