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NEWS ARCHIVE:     Age: 462 days

DNR offers additional guidance in wake of northern flooding

Published by Central Office July 19, 2016

Contact(s): Marty Nessman, DNR private water field supervisor, 608-267-2449; Martin.Nessman@wisconsin.gov; Jake Sedivy, DNR private water supply specialist, 715-635-4027, Jacob.Sedivy@Wisconsin.gov; Martye Griffin, DNR statewide waterway science and policy leader, 608-266-2997, MartinP.Griffin@Wisconsin.gov; Jennifer Sereno, DNR communications, 608-770-8084, Jennifer.Sereno@wisconsin.gov

ASHLAND, Wis. - With flood waters receding throughout northern Wisconsin areas affected by last week's heavy rains, many property owners are working through the clean-up process to check wells, remove storm related debris and identify repairs that may require permits.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reminds area residents that heavy rains can create conditions that affect private wells and drinking water. Following is a roundup of tips, resources and guidance in the aftermath of flooding, including information about expedited permitting for repairs.

Floodwaters

Private wells and drinking water

Visiting state parks and properties

Handling debris

Expedited permitting

Additional information for those affected by the flooding can be found on DNR's website by searching "Coping with Flooding." The Wisconsin Department of Health Services also provides information and links to resources on its Flood Hazards and Recovery page: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/flood (exit DNR).

Last Revised: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Contact information

For more information about news and media, contact:
James Dick
Director of Communications
608-267-2773