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Jennifer Ritterling, senior meteorologist with the Grand Forks office of the National Weather Service, said Wednesday it is hard to gauge moisture on the ground because â€śeverything is still frozen,â€ť but as of April 4, â€śdrought is ongoing with some improvement.â€ť
Ritterling said the Grand Forks office is mostly concerned with flooding predictions, but for farmers, drought can be a bigger concern.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, as of April 2, Barnes County and southeastern North Dakota was categorized as being in moderate to extreme drought conditions.