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Drought conditions have expanded across South Dakota, with 72% of the state in Moderate Drought, 42% in Severe Drought and 11% in Extreme Drought. Click the image below to visit the Drought Monitor website for South Dakota specifically. This product updates weekly on Thursdays, and the State Climatologist takes many factors into account such as precipitation amounts up until each respective Tuesday morning. If you would like to provide input regarding drought conditions/impacts in your area, please visit and click "Submit a Report" at the top of the page.