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Drought could affect fall color season up north


WAUSAU (WKOW) -- Fall color season up north could be in jeopardy because of the drought.

Experts say a lack of moisture in the air is causing leaves to dry out and drop early. That means the fall colors people drive to Wisconsin's Northwoods to see every fall, won't be as vibrant this year.

Over in Door County, workers at Peninsula State Park say they're already seeing colors start to change. "I've noticed some oaks and some maples where you'll see clumps of leaves are starting to turn," said Erin Brown. "It's certainly pretty early for the trees to start turning colors."

Forecasters say the farther north you go, the better your chance to see the fall colors. The peak of the fall color season is still expected to be in the beginning of October.

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