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100 Anniversary of the Great Wausau Flood

Updated: 07/24/2012 - 100 years ago yesterday a stormed dumped more than a foot of rain north of Wausau. That caused the Wisconsin River to flood on this day in 1912.

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Sprinkler Ban in Effect in Port Edwards

Updated: 07/24/2012 - Village of Port Edwards Engineer/Administrator, Joseph Terry has declared a sprinkling ban effective today beginning 6:00 pm, July 23, 2012 until further notice.

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7 Easy Ways to Conserve Water

Updated: 07/16/2012 - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has 7 easy ways for you to conserve water as our dry spell/drought continues.

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Great Gardens: Maria's Garden

Updated: 07/23/2012 - Master Gardener Maria Edelstein of rural Marshfield credits her grandma for giving her a love of working in the yard. She credits her dog, Dusty for helping to keep the deer out of it.

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NEW INFO: Dought in Southern Wisconsin Boosted to Severe

Updated: 07/12/2012 - The drought in southern Wisconsin has been officially declared severe with little rain in sight. Thursday's new map from the U.S. Drought Monitor rates the southern third of Wisconsin -- which had been in a moderate drought -- as severe drought, including Milwaukee and Madison. Other parts of Wisconsin are in a moderate drought or abnormally dry.

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Dangerous Heat Drives Down Summerfest Attendance

Posted: 07/12/2012 - Extreme heat kept attendance and spending down at Summerfest this year. According to the company that runs the event, Milwaukee World Festival, attendance and revenue from ticket sales and food and beverages were both down about 8%.

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Walker Declares State of Emergency due to Dry Conditions

Updated: 07/10/2012 - Gov. Scott Walker declared a state of emergency in 42 southern Wisconsin counties Monday due to drought or abnormally dry conditions as the state continues to suffer from a brutal heat wave and lack of rain.

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Hot Weather Spurs Blue-green Algae Growth

Posted: 07/06/2012 - Record setting temperatures are contributing to blue-green algae blooms in some popular state waters leading human and animal health experts to urge caution during water-based recreation, dog training or pet exercise.

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