Map released: Thurs. February 29, 2024
Data valid: February 27, 2024 at 7 a.m. EST

Intensity

  • None
  • D0 (Abnormally Dry)
  • D1 (Moderate Drought)
  • D2 (Severe Drought)
  • D3 (Extreme Drought)
  • D4 (Exceptional Drought)
  • No Data

Authors

United States and Puerto Rico Author(s):

Pacific Islands and Virgin Islands Author(s):

The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.

Statistics

Statistics type ?
Week Date None D0-D4 D1-D4 D2-D4 D3-D4 D4 DSCI

Estimated Population in Drought Areas:

Current Impacts


To see or report current drought impacts, please visit the Drought Impacts Toolkit, where you can find impacts from media in the Drought Impact Reporter and from citizen scientists and other volunteer observers under Condition Monitoring Observations.

Historic Impacts


No two states have the same experience during a drought. Below are examples of some of the impacts experienced in Wisconsin in the past. To view a more complete record, and to filter impacts by drought severity, sector and season, check out the interactive State Impacts Tool.

CategoryExamples of historically observed impacts
D0Burn bans are implemented
Lakes and rivers are lower than normal
Lawns are brown; landscape and gardens require more frequent watering
Pasture and row crops are stressed
D1Hay prices are high; people are selling horses
D2Crop yields are down; pasture growth is sparse; livestock are removed from grazing
Water use is high; groundwater pumping increases
D3Agriculture economic losses are reported statewide
Fairs have fewer entries
Producers feed cattle supplemental hay
Streamflow is reduced; water temperatures are warm; oxygen content is low; northern pike fish kill is reported

How is drought affecting you?

Use the Condition Monitoring Observer Report (CMOR) system to let us know how dry, wet or normal conditions are affecting you, and see what others are saying.

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