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Ongoing drought: DNR recommends a fireworks-free 4th of July

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging Wisconsinites to enjoy the Fourth of July, but without the fireworks, this year. The Great Lakes region of the U.S. is currently experiencing moderate to severe drought conditions. Fires will spread quickly and burn more intensely during a summer drought. Fire danger levels are mostly […]

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Midwest drought: Corn and soybeans suffer as forecasters expect no quick relief for farmers

This drought story is a product of the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, an editorially independent reporting network based at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in partnership with Report For America and funded by the Walton Family Foundation. Wisconsin Watch is a member of the network. A dusty Nick Stanek stepped off his tractor […]

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D1 level moderate drought impacts southern Wisconsin

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Drought Information Statement acknowledging that in southern Wisconsin moisture levels are ranking at the abnormally dry to moderate drought level. Drought conditions have ranged from abnormally dry to moderate drought across much of southern Wisconsin per the drought monitor. The latest update was provided on June 13. The […]