U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is taking a closer look at the health of Wisconsin's water ways.
Baldwin is doing a two-week tour along the state's major lakes and rivers. Tuesday she stopped at Genoa's National Fish Hatchery to see some of its recovery and restoration programs. While on her fresh water tour, Baldwin hopes to see how legislation is being implemented at the local level.
She hopes more of the state's funding will be re-directed to help build on one of its biggest natural resources.
"I am hopeful that we will see greater investment in upgrades recognizing that are water ways are also working water ways and vital to our economy," said Senator Baldwin.
Baldwin was a big supporter of the Water Resources Development Act which was passed in May. Some of the key components of the legislation authorizes funding to renew the nation's locks and dam and provides maintenance to harbors and rivers.