In the past several decades, low water levels have occurred in some Central Sands waterbodies. Water levels are driven by weather and land use. Given the explosion in the number of high-capacity wells in the Central Sands region there was concern that the level of groundwater pumping from... Read More

The Great Lakes Compact and Agreement, enacted in 2008, are historic bi-national agreements to protect the Great Lakes from being drained or diverted. The Compact says that any diversions of Great Lakes water outside the basin should be rare and limited to diversions that primarily benefit... Read More

A draft proposal from the Wisconsin DNR, currently open for public comment, seeks to move “small scale” dredging for up to 25 cubic yards sediment (think two dump trucks worth!!!) into a General Permit (GP), which will receive substantially less scrutiny from DNR staff. The effect of this... Read More