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2022 DNR Water Conditions List: How does it impact the Rock River Basin?

In our September E-Newsletter we shared the newest publication of the Wisconsin DNR’s Water Conditions List. This list is created every 2 years in compliance with the Clean Water Act. Wisconsin includes impaired waters, restoration waters, and healthy waters.

In the state of Wisconsin, more than 80% of lakes and rivers are considered healthy, in a trend that seems to be improving across the state. On the other end, 92 new bodies of water or segments have been placed on the impaired list. As a result, these require a restoration plan to mitigate and improve the quality to acceptable standards.

In the recent  publishing, 115 new pollutants were identified and proposed. The majority of these are for phosphorus and bacteria, but it also includes E. coli, which is a relatively new criterion. Of these 115, 11 bodies of water will be directly placed on the restoration list, because they are covered by an existing restoration plan. On the plus side, 22 waters were removed from list.

To learn about how this impacts the Rock River Basin, and where we live, work, and play, click below.

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Confluence 2022-See you there!

While we would love to gather and share about the ongoing efforts in water conservation around Wisconsin, we will be delaying our biennial Confluence event until 2022. This decision did not come lightly, but we feel that we should be abundantly cautious given the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In the meantime, keep up the great work and we will see you next year!

 

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Our mission is to educate and provide opportunities for people of diverse interests to work together to improve environmental, recreational, cultural and economic resources of the Rock River Basin.

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Upcoming Events

Oct
27

Rock River Coalition Board Meeting

Rm 12, at UWEX Extension Office, Jefferson, WI. Please confirm time and location prior to attending. . . .

Oct
30

Yahara Watershed Volunteer Gathering

This year's Yahara Watershed Volunteer Gathering will be on October 30th and will be held virtually out of an abundance of caution. From 9:30 am-12:0 . . .

Nov
24

Rock River Coalition Board Meeting

Rm 12, at UWEX Extension Office, Jefferson, WI. Please confirm time and location prior to attending. . . .

Dec
22

Rock River Coalition Board Meeting

Rm 12, at UWEX Extension Office, Jefferson, WI. Please confirm time and location prior to attending. . . .

Jan
26

Rock River Coalition Board Meeting

Rm 12, at UWEX Extension Office, Jefferson, WI. Please confirm time and location prior to attending. . . .

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