Some may find it hard to believe, but the Bismarck-Mandan area is included the drought that the entire Midwest is experiencing.  Depending on who you are and what your activities include, this may come as JOY or disappointment. Joy if your livelihood depends on mother nature, such as the agriculture industry.

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Local farmers and most of the farmers and ranchers in the Midwest will be happy to get moisture in the form of rain. The Bismarck-Mandan area has a good chance of rain for the next 5-7 days with moderate temperatures.


Having stated the facts, outdoor enthusiasts that enjoy the river's activities in terms of boating, fishing and water sports, be thankful for the three straight weekends of beautiful weather the area had in the past weekends. This rain will certainly help the dry weather conditions that was the cause for the Red Flag Warnings and burn bans.