Riverway Water Quality Study Presentation IN THE NEWS! 12-7-2013

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Riverway Water Quality Study

IN THE NEWS!



GREAT article by Kim Lamoreux:
http://www.wiscnews.com/saukprairieeagle/news/local/article_e751c994-5dff-5899-940d-28e55bcffd54.html


Channel 27 television report (with link to PDF file of the study):
http://www.wkow.com/story/24134240/2013/12/04/study-finds-wi-river-pollution-on-the-rise


FLOW’s original promotion of the presentation:

NITRATES A CONCERN IN LOWER WISCONSIN RIVERWAY SLOUGHS

Over the last five years, long time Spring Green area anglers and residents have been complaining of poor water quality and nuisance algae in Lower Wisconsin River sloughs.  As part of a State funded lake planning grant project that was just completed, findings revealed that severe water pollution and environmental degradation had occurred in numerous popular floodplain lakes.  Contaminated groundwater is the primary source of pollution as commercial fertilizer, liquid manure and other wastewater products leach into the groundwater that is a primary source of water for the floodplain lakes and numerous private wells.  The study demonstrated that nitrate levels far exceeded United State Environmental Protection Agency standards for surface water and safe Drinking Water Standards.  The high nitrate levels threaten both human health and water quality.  The pollution is currently having detrimental effects on the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway that is considered one of the most biologically diverse large river systems in the United States and vital for Driftless Area commerce and recreation.


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