PIERRE — There is not much change this week in the latest update of the U-S Drought Monitor in South Dakota. Conditions across central South Dakota remain unchanged with no drought in parts or all of Hand, Hyde, Buffalo, Brule, Lyman, Tripp, Hughes, Sully and Potter Counties. Abnormally dry conditions are reported in Brule, Lyman, Tripp, Mellette, Jones, Lyman, Stanley, Hughes, Potter, Sully, Dewey and Ziebach. Moderate drought remains in parts of Stanley, Sully, Dewey, Ziebach, Haakon, Jackson, Jones and Mellette. Severe drought is still in Haakon, Ziebach, Dewey, Jackson and Stanley. New this week is the expansion of moderate drought along the South Dakota/Wyoming border in south west South Dakota and the introduction of extreme drought in far southeast South Dakota along the Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers. An area of severe drought is also new along the Missouri in Charles Mix, Gregory and Bon Homme Counties.