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The Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards (PACRS) coordinate and facilitate a diverse group of people focused on improving the water quality and recreational experience of the Petenwell and Castle Rock lakes of the Wisconsin River.

Next Event

WI River TMDL informational hearing

August 22, 2018
02:00 PM / 04:00 PM

STATE OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL HEARING FOR THE

WISCONSIN RIVER BASIN TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD STUDY

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is conducting a public informational hearing on August 22, 2018 to receive comments on the “Total Maximum Daily Loads for Total Phosphorus in the Wisconsin River Basin” (TMDL Study). The TMDL Study covers the Wisconsin River Basin north of Lake Wisconsin encompassing or touching portions of 21 counties. US EPA, under the Clean Water Act, requires that waters not meeting water quality standards be listed as impaired and have TMDL or equivalent restoration plans developed. This TMDL Study quantifies the different sources of pollution, provide allocations, and prescribe reductions, if needed.

The public informational hearing will be held on August 22, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Portage County Courthouse Annex Building (1462 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481-2947).

A copy of the public hearing version of the TMDL Study and supporting material will be posted on the website ( https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/tmdls/wisconsinriver/ ) on August 20th, 2018.

The public hearing version of the TMDL Study incorporates input and comments received during the March listening sessions and comment period. The public informational hearing on August 22nd will include a presentation outlining the modifications made.

Written comments will be accepted through September 19th, 2018. Written comments can be submitted by:


Oral comments, received during the public hearing, and written comments received prior to the close of the comment period will be considered prior to making a final approval and submittal of the TMDL Study to EPA. Written and oral comments carry the same weight. A summary with response to comments shall be included in the final TMDL Study report.


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