Wednesday , 15 August 2018

July 19, 2018 E-News

High water levels cause damage on some of the Great Lakes.  High water levels on some of the Great Lakes have been causing trouble for some shoreline communities in recent years.  Lauren Fry is the lead water levels forecaster with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in the Detroit District office. She estimates water levels on Lake Superior will remain about 4 inches above average over the next six months.  http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Daily-Updates/2018/07/13/div-class-libPageBodyLinebreak-High-water-levels-cause-damage-on-some-of-the-Great-Lakes-div.html

Walker Requests FEMA To Assess Flood Damage In Northern Wisconsin:  Gov. Scott Walker is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess flood damage across seven counties in northern Wisconsin. They’re reporting that heavy rains last month caused an estimated $11 million in damage to roads.  https://www.wpr.org/walker-requests-fema-assess-flood-damage-northern-wisconsin

DNR to hold public sessions on plan to improve water quality:  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a public information session to explain its plans to improve water quality in Lake Winnebago and beyond.  https://www.htrnews.com/story/news/2018/06/29/dnr-share-water-quality-improvement-plan-lake-winnebago/743993002/

Wisconsin Private LSL Replacement Program Summary:  SFY 2017 and SFY 2018 – Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Principal Forgiveness (PF) Funding for Lead line replacement.  https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2018/07/17/file_attachments/1040591/Wisconsin_Private_LSL_Replacement_Program_Summary.pdf

Expert: Testing finds many water wells in Juneau Co. unsafe for drinking:  Testing of  more than 100 water wells in a rural area of Juneau County found 42 percent of them had high levels of nitrates and nitrogen, making the water unsafe to drink, a groundwater specialist said Tuesday.  http://www.waow.com/story/38667072/2018/07/17/expert-testing-finds-many-water-wells-in-juneau-co-unsafe-for-drinking

Quote:  “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.”-Nelson Mandela

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