SDSU extension hosting another drought lesson webinar on Monday (June 28th)


Nearly 90% of South Dakota is now experiencing some drought.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor released this week (June 24, 2021), 56% of the state is in the severe drought (D2) and extreme drought (D3) classifications.

Image Credit: U.S. Drought Monitor.

Climate scientist Laura Edwards, an extension of South Dakota State University, says the high pressure over the area has made rain heavy for the past two weeks, while daytime temperatures persisted in the mid-90s.

On Monday (June 28th) SDSU Extension will host another virtual drought hour webinar from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST. Attendance is free, but attendees must register for the weekly webinars on the SDSU expansion events page. Confirmation zoom links and reminders will be emailed to attendees.

The June 28 drought hour webinar will cover the following topics:

  • “Summer Drought and Climate Update,” Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension

  • “Standing Food Nitrate Quik Test,” Jaelyn Quintana, SDSU Extension Sheep Field Specialist

In addition to the weekly webinar series, SDSU Extension has an entire page on the Extension website devoted to drought issues ( For regular updates and the latest resources on drought conditions, South Dakotans are also encouraged to subscribe Extension newsletter.

Fill out the form on this website to become a Drought Reporter for the U.S. Drought Monitor:

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