Southern Wisconsin Still Under Drought

Drought conditions in Wisconsin have not changed much in the last week. The U-S Drought Monitor has released its weekly map, reflecting drought conditions as of Tuesday. Just over 51-percent of the state’s land area was listed as being in drought – same as a week ago. All or parts of 12 southern-most counties are still considered to have “extreme” drought conditions; that includes the southern half of Jefferson County. Dodge County is no longer in the state’s worst drought category but is still listed as being in a “severe” drought region, in a territory that stretches northward to La Crosse, Neillsville, and the Wisconsin Rapids area. Moderate drought conditions stretch along a curve from Alma to Marshfield to Appleton to Port Washington. It’s abnormally dry along a curve from Eau Claire to Wausau to Manitowoc.