Chippewa County GroundWater Study

The quantity of surface and groundwater resources is critical to the ongoing quality of life and economic well-being of residents and businesses in Chippewa County, Wisconsin.  Current economic trends are placing more intensive demands on the land and natural resource base of the west-central region of Wisconsin.  For example, areas of western Wisconsin are experiencing an increase in the number of acres of cropland that are irrigated.

Residents, local officials, and other concerned citizens recognize these changes and are interested in better understanding the potential cumulative impacts of changes in groundwater recharge due to landscape changes associated with mine reclamation and changes in groundwater use (such as expansion of irrigated agriculture, industrial sand mining, and other high-capacity groundwater withdrawal operations) on water resources in west-central Wisconsin.

 

Groundwater Study Proposal (7-12-12)

   

Managing Chippewa County's Groundwater - Today and Tomorrow; Fact Sheet (2013)

 

Western Chippewa County Groundwater Study; PowerPoint Summary (1-18-13)

 

Stakeholder's Group

     October 10, 2012 Meeting
     Agenda
     Minutes
     PowerPoint Presentation; WGNHS/USGS (10-10-12)

     February 26, 2013 Meeting
     Agenda
     Minutes
     PowerPoint Presentation; WGNHS/USGS (2-26-13)

     March 18, 2014 Meeting
      Agenda
      PowerPoint Presentation; WGNHS/USGS (3-18-14)

Public Outreach

     February 26, 2013 Meeting
     Press Release 2-26-13 Information Meeting
     Informational Open House Agenda
     PowerPoint Presentation; WGNHS/USGS (2-26-13)
     Minutes

     March 18, 2014 Meeting
     Press Release 3-18-14 Information Meeting
    Agenda
    PowerPoint Presentation


Interim & Final Reports

     Preliminary Findings - Spring 2014

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