US Drought Monitor shows West River still in a drought

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- While springtime rain has come, the most recent US Drought Monitor still shows much of West River under some kind of drought conditions.

James Halverson, executive director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, says the spring growth is good for morale.

But Halverson says don’t get too comfortable yet.

Halverson assessed the mood of producers.

This months north central region climate update suggested warmer conditions into the summer, and the potential for “flash drought” over the northern plains.