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MILWAUKEE — The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report shows southern Wisconsin is now in an “extreme drought,” as of Thursday, July 19th.

The counties included in the extreme drought designation include: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Jefferson and most of Dodge, Washington and Ozaukee Counties.

The northern parts of Ozaukee and Washington Counties are designated as being in “severe drought.” The same goes for most of Fond du Lac County and the far southwest corner of Sheboygan County. Most of Sheboygan County is considered in moderate drought status.

The map you see associated with this story is based on analysis of the data collected by theU.S.D.A.National Drought Mitigation Center,NOAA and the Dept. of Commerce.

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