Clean Water Act 2002

Purpose

Wisconsin is a state rich with resources – terrestrial, aquatic, cultural, intellectual, economic and human. It is the mix of how these resources are applied on the landscape that affects and is affected by the quality of our water. This report describes one aspect of this complex web of interaction – the known quality of our surface water and groundwater. While fundamental to the health of our state, this information provides only a narrow view into the type and level of function of our ecosystems. For a complete picture, this information must be interpreted in the context of other pertinent aspects of ecosystem health, such as the type and quality of our fisheries; the presence and quality of various ecological systems; and the type, quantity and location of human land uses, for example. Further, the information in this report is gathered, interpreted and understood through the prism of existing social, economic and political conditions. Nonetheless, this summary of water quality in our state provides the most comprehensive view of the existing condition of water quality in the state. As WDNR moves forward to develop and implement tools to enhance the ease and accuracy of assessing waters, we anticipate being able to report a more accurate and more complete picture of water resource condition. In 2002, the department delisted a number of waters from the impaired waters list. http://dnr.wi.gov/water/impairedSearch.aspx?priority=delisted_2002

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

Clean Water Act Reporting
Integrated Reporting
CWA_IR_2002
2002
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
2002 Impaired Waters Listing Methodology
Impaired Waters List
 
Activities & Recommendations
Information and Education
As WDNR moves forward to develop and implement tools to enhance the ease and accuracy of assessing waters, we anticipate being able to report a more accurate and more complete picture of water resource condition. In 2002, the department delisted a number of waters from the impaired waters list. http://dnr.wi.gov/water/impairedSearch.aspx?priority=delisted_2002
 
Waters