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Published September 12, 2013, 11:54 AM

Drought conditions hold mostly steady in Upper Midwest

Upper Midwest drought conditions changed only slightly in the week ending Sept. 10, according to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday.

By: Agweek Staff Report,

Upper Midwest drought conditions changed only slightly in the week ending Sept. 10, according to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday.

Conditions worsened a bit in Minnesota, with 51.5 percent of the state abnormally dry or in drought. A week earlier, 48.5 percent of Minnesota was abnormally dry or in drought.

In South Dakota, conditions improved marginally, with 57.9 percent of the state abnormally dry or in drought. A week earlier, 58.3 percent of South Dakota was abnormally dry or in drought.

Forty-six percent of North Dakota was abnormally dry in or drought, the same rate as a week earlier.

Montana’s numbers also were unchanged, with 42.4 percent of the state abnormally or in drought, the same rate as a week earlier.

The U.S. Drought Monitor is a partnership of government and academic scientists. Its weekly reports measure “broad-scale conditions,” not short-term growing conditions.

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