Western South Dakota continuing to deal with drought conditions

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The major drought underway in most of the western parts of the US show the value of water and resource management.

South Dakota Department of Ag and Natural Resources Secretary Hunter Roberts says the state is in a good spot.

Roberts says the state’s ground water is also adequate.

Roberts says he doesn’t think there is much threat of attempts to transport water to dry parts of the country.

His department handles all requests for the use of surface and ground water.