MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A new study says high-capacity wells in Wisconsin pumped more water last year than in 2011.
The state Department of Natural Resources' report says high-capacity surface and groundwater withdrawals totaled 2.3 trillion gallons in 2012, up 4.6 percent in 2011. The increase includes a 34.5 percent jump in groundwater pumped from aquifers.
Agricultural irrigation surpassed municipal withdrawals as the largest use in 2012.
The report attributes the increase largely to last year's drought.
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Firefighters are battling a house fire in Kewaunee County.
Wind, snow, cold and ice played a role as firefighters battled a fire in downtown Ripon Wednesday morning.
Outagamie County's second largest employer is expanding, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The State Building Commission has approved $5 million to help build the Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence in Marinette.
Fond du Lac police have released more information about the weapons they found in the apartment of a man who was at the center of a five-hour standoff on Monday.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is announcing a public meeting has been scheduled to provide road closure and design information for the Velp Avenue interchange area.