The Wisconsin D-N-R is taking another look at
the quality of rivers and lakes across the state.
The department updated its 20-14 impaired water list .
The list identifies Wisconsin lakes and rivers that
do not meet the state's water quality standards.
The department is proposing to add more
than1-hundred-90 new bodies of waters to the list.
Many of the new additions either exceed the
departments total phosphorus criteria or have poor water conditions.
Compared to other bodies of water in the state.
La Crosse and other areas meet Wisconsin's water standards.
Our waters are doing quite well in our area.
If you look at the impaired water list, we
don't have too many on them in this area.
I work in Monroe, La Crosse, Vernon and Crawford
counties are not on the designated impaired water lists...
The D-N-R publishes a new list every two years.