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Monday, July 17, 2017

Severe Drought in the Upper United States

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As of Thursday, July 13th, a geographic area of Extreme Drought covers a northern portion of the continental UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The U.S. Drought Monitor (↗) notes that this should be a short-term drought, typically lasting less than six months. The areas affected are northeastern Montana; central, southern, and southwest North Dakota; and northern South Dakota. More specifically, the following counties are currently experiencing this Severe Drought:

 Montana — Blaine, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fergus, Garfield, McCone, Petroleum, Phillips, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan, Valley, and Wibaux

 North Dakota — Adams, Billings, Bowman, Burleigh, Divide, Dunn, Emmons, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, Kidder, Logan, McHenry, McIntosh, McKenzie, McKinley, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Oliver, Sheridan, Sioux, Slope, Stark, Ward, and Williams

 South Dakota — Campbell, Corson, Dewey, Edmunds, Faulk, Hyde, McPherson, Perkins, Potter, and Sully

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