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Archive for September 2018

WGF Comments on WDNR Draft Total Maximum Daily Loads for Total Phosphorus in the Wisconsin River Basin

In general, the August 20, 2018 hearing draft of the “Total Maximum Daily Loads for Total Phosphorus in the Wisconsin River Basin” represents a robust modeling effort that far exceeds efforts in previous TMDL modeling efforts. At the same time, it seems to omit basic information, sometimes lacks clarity and is not presented in a …

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WGF Comments on WDNR Draft Guidance 2018-2020 Triennial Standards Review Priorities for Water Quality Standards

Wisconsin’s Triennial Review process identifies its 3 year plan for keeping its water quality standards consistent with current science. This document identified 5 priorities for future work including:

  • Cyanobacterial Toxin and Cell Density Water Quality Criteria and/or Guidance for Recreational Exposure
  • Mercury Variance Streamlining or Multi-Discharger Variance (MDV)
  • Human Health Criteria Revision/Development
  • Outstanding/Exceptional Resource Waters Process Revision
  • Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)/Perfluorooctanoic …
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  • WGF Letter to NRB on Ruffed Grouse season

    To: Scott Karel, Regulations Specialist
    Bureau of Wildlife Management
    101 S. Webster Street
    Madison WI 53707-7921

    Re: 2018-19 Ruffed Grouse Hunting Season Closure

    We appreciate the concern expressed by the Natural Resources Board (NRB), Conservation Congress and citizenry regarding the status of Wisconsin’s ruffed grouse populations and whether West Nile Virus (WNV) is a significant threat that requires a modification …

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