States across the Mississippi River basin are experiencing drought more commonly found in the arid Southwest, federal data shows. As of Oct. 20, nearly two-thirds of Wisconsin’s land was experiencing at least “abnormally dry” conditions, while swaths of western and northern Wisconsin saw moderate to severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
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Connor Giffin is an environmental reporter for The Courier Journal and a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues.
The Mississippi River basin is getting wetter as climate change brings era of extreme rain, floods
Unprecedented heavy rains are increasing throughout the Mississippi River basin, changing communities and posing new challenges for farmers.