Drought Improving, But Oak Creek Still In 'Extreme' Area
Areas of extreme drought have receded to Wisconsin's southern-most portions, but Oak Creek remains among the driest areas of the state.
The U.S Drought Monitor's latest report on Wisconsin's drought, which came out Thursday morning, showed conditions improving in parts of Wisconsin.
Nearly all of southeastern Wisconsin was in an "extreme drought" at the end of July, but that line has receded south and now shows much of Milwaukee County improving to "severe drought" status.
Southern Milwaukee County, including part of Oak Creek, is still listed in the extreme drought category.
Still, recent rainfall that has brought three to four inches of rain over the past few weeks has helped alleviate some of the concerns.
The news for Sheboygan County and far northern Ozaukee County was even better, as their status was downgraded to moderate drought.