Tuesday , 18 June 2019

June 5, 2019 E-News

RURAL WATER E-NEWS ……………………6/5/19

Gov. Evers Awards Iron County $13,000 for Land and Water Resource Plan.  In the Northland we have some of the most pristine water resources. Protecting and preserving those resources is vitally important. That’s why Wis. Gov. Tony Evers awarded Iron County around $13,000 on Tuesday.  https://www.wdio.com/news/evers-awards-iron-county-/5377618/?cat=10335

Dane County Awards Contract for Next Phase of “Suck the Muck” Project, Will Begin Work at Token Creek this Summer.  Today, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that Petersen Companies, Inc. will be awarded the contract to begin Dane County’s next phase of Suck the Muck, taking place at Token Creek later this summer. The contract totals almost $1 million and will further Dane County’s goal of removing algae-making phosphorus from the Yahara Chain of Lakes system. The stretch of creek is nearly 1-mile long and contains areas of muck removal up to seven feet deep. It is estimated that approximately 20,000 tons (or about 1,500 dump truck loads of material) will be removed from this section of Token Creek.  https://www.countyofdane.com/PressDetail/10420

GOP skepticism about climate change doomed Tony Evers’ push for more scientists.  Skepticism about climate change-related research led the Legislature’s budget committee last week to water down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to restore a Department of Natural Resources science bureau.  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/gop-skepticism-about-climate-change-doomed-tony-evers-push-for/article_77be8abc-1e47-5c89-9b45-2d2cc75a5a86.html#utm_source=madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fbreaking&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_content=94893fef880bc0b48438c61a5b3c973535f4ec43

NASA partners with NEW Water on blue-green algae detection in Green Bay.  Space may seem an unlikely place to assess blue-green algae conditions in the bay, but it’s the newest frontier in efforts to combat the toxic blooms.  https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2019/05/30/nasa-new-water-watching-water-color-bay-green-bay/1286283001/

Quote:  “Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it.” – Michael Farady

 

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