(Sioux Falls, SD) — South Dakota’s drought conditions are continuing. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s drought monition puts parts of 12 counties in the northwest part of the state in extreme drought. An additional 12 counties on the easter edge of the state are not in a drought. All other counties are considered abnormally dry, moderate, and severe drought. Even with continued drought conditions, the U.S. Geological Survey says most rivers in the state are at normal to slightly above average capacity.