Emergency Irrigation Considerations

With the extended dry weather and no rain in the forecast, growers are looking for alternatives to supply crops with water. Governor Walker has issued a drought emergency declaration for 42 counties in southern Wisconsin which allows growers to pump from state surface waters with a temporary permit from the DNR. The question is what […]

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Wisconsin ground-water-level data

This website show groundwater levels from observation wells across the state.  This work is a partnership between the WGNHS-UW-Extension and the US geological Survey, and the site is hosted by USGS.

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Using Crisis-Tracking Software for Statewide Drought Reports

More than half of Wisconsin is under “abnormally dry” or “moderate drought” conditions. As part of its efforts to provide reports and resources on the drought, UWEX is making use of a sophisticated software platform that’s been developed over the last four years to track emergency situations so resources can be deployed most effectively.

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Governor Walker Declares Drought Emergency

NBC Channel 15 Governor Scott Walker today declared a state of emergency in 42 Wisconsin counties due to drought or abnormally dry conditions, allowing expedited permits for farmers to temporarily use stream or lake water for irrigation. The declaration covers these counties: Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond Du Lac, Grant, […]

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Tips for conserving water during dry conditions

News releases from the Madison Water Utility: “Conserve Water During Dry Conditions”—  http://www.cityofmadison.com/news/view.cfm?news_id=3311 “Use Water Wisely in Heat Wave and Dry Period” — http://www.cityofmadison.com/news/view.cfm?news_id=3295

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Agriculture Working Group of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts

This group develops and shares adaptation strategies for Wisconsin’s diverse agricultural industries with Wisconsin scientists, policy makers, interest groups and citizens. Strategies are generated collaboratively through applied research and outreach that addresses the changing needs of agricultural producers, supporting agricultural industries, and the public policy process. http://www.wicci.wisc.edu/agriculture-working-group.php

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