- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota is completely drought free for the second straight week.

Not a single section of South Dakota in the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map Is reporting even the lowest of drought conditions.

The National Weather Service’s Sioux Falls office says the back-to-back weeks mark the first time the state has been completely drought free since July 2011.

The weekly maps are put out by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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