Wednesday , 19 September 2018

June 27, 2018 E-News

Wastewater flowed into Lake Wingra during heavy rainstorm, officials say:  Torrential rains early Saturday caused thousands of gallons of wastewater to flow into Lake Wingra on Madison’s Near West Side, but officials said the water was too dilute to cause any environmental harm to the lake.  https://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/environment/wastewater-flowed-into-lake-wingra-during-heavy-rainstorm-officials-say/article_95d29378-6886-53e6-ac54-3d0fc6dc1c08.html#utm_source=host.madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fwsj-news%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=E255C8FC007FC062DAFC5D3E44F1A9223B095B5B

Heavy Rains Cause Sewage Overflow Into Lake Superior:  Last weekend’s storms caused around 15 million gallons of sewage to overflow from Ashland’s wastewater treatment plant into Lake Superior. The city also experienced two other overflows from its sanitary sewer system as a result of the storms.  https://www.wpr.org/heavy-rains-cause-sewage-overflow-lake-superior

County asks public to take part in land, water survey:  The Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department (LWCD) is asking residents to take a short online survey that will help provide ideas and direction regarding the next 10-year plan for land and water resource management.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/kewaunee-county/2018/06/19/county-asks-public-take-part-land-water-survey/716263002/

Residents near Badger Army Ammunition Plant want more done as Baldwin pushes Army on cleanup:   More than a year after the Army abandoned a plan to build a municipal water system for residents living near a shuttered ammunition plant, Sen. Tammy Baldwin says the Army needs to reconsider building the system.  https://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/residents-near-badger-army-ammunition-plant-want-more-done-as/article_f8d6f3a7-30e9-5d37-ac14-f003cb6ef937.html

Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study Aims To Pinpoint High-Risk Areas:  The agency is looking to make coastal communities more resilient to extreme flooding events similar to what northern Wisconsin witnessed last week, according to Melissa Janssen, risk analysis branch chief for FEMA Region 5 based in Chicago.  https://www.wpr.org/great-lakes-coastal-flood-study-aims-pinpoint-high-risk-areas

Fire hydrants custom painted by city worker coming to Milwaukee Bucks arena district:  Most days, Chad Schuster runs a backhoe and leads a crew for the Milwaukee Water Works. He also has an artistic flair that he explores doing tattoos and decorating shoes.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2018/06/25/milwaukee-water-works-employee-painted-bucks-tributes-fire-hydrants/722909002/

Quote:  “Well, art is art isn’t it?  Still, on the other hand, water is water.  And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does.  Now tell me what you know.”-Groucho Marx

There will be no news next week due to vacation.  See you on the lake!

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