Water Quality

WGF analyses concerning water quality standards, methods of evaluating water quality, and regulation to protect water quality in Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers, and streams. Also see the Agriculture category for analyses of nonpoint sources of pollutants. This work is developed by WGF’s Water Resources and Environmental Rules Work Group.


By Bob Martini, Wisconsin’s Green Fire board member
Photo: Allequash Lake, Joshua Mayer

For decades Wisconsin’s lakes have been well managed by a partnership of
landowners, the Department of Natural Resources, county officials, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, various lake organizations, and private consultants.

This system was based on the best available science and had largely bipartisan
support from legislatures and …

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