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DNR News Releases

Flood conditions at Portage improve despite rain
PORTAGE, Wis. - Heavy rains overnight in Portage slowed the receding of flood waters, but the weakened levee holding back the Wisconsin River remains intact, emergency government officials reported Tuesday.
Central Office
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:04:17 p.m.
Weakened levee near Portage prompts officials to enforce evacuations
PORTAGE, Wis. - Flood-stage waters weakened the Caledonia Levee along the Wisconsin River near Portage late Sunday and officials in Columbia and Sauk counties have ordered evacuations along Levee Road.
Central Office
Sunday, April 21, 2019 9:05:32 p.m.
Wisconsin River to Crest near Portage
PORTAGE, Wis. -The Wisconsin River reached major flood stage near Portage Saturday afternoon and is expected to crest mid-day Sunday. A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Incident Management Team continues to monitor levees and consult with dam safety engineers to ensure the safety of personnel on the levees and the public.
Central Office
Sunday, April 21, 2019 11:05:31 a.m.
Wisconsin DNR monitoring Portage levees
PORTAGE, Wis. -The Wisconsin River has reached major flood stage near Portage. A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Incident Management Team has responded to monitor levees and provide critical information updates to the public through local emergency management.
Central Office
Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:13:42 p.m.
Environmental review of a Village of Crandon project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
MADISON, Wis. - The Village of Crandon is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails the replacement of watermain and sanitary sewer on W. Jackson Street, S. Metonga Avenue, and W. Madison Street. In addition, WWTP/Lift Station upgrades are also planned.
Central Office
Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:22:21 p.m.
Environmental review of a Village of Eleva project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
MADISON, Wis. - The Village of Eleva is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails the construction of a new well, wellhouse and filter.
Central Office
Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:22:10 p.m.
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Spring hearing affords thousands the opportunity to weigh-in on resource management proposals

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to indicate there was an error in the formula that merged the in-person results with the online input. The data previously posted was incorrect. Staff are working to reconcile the issue and will have the corrected results available in the next 24 hours. This is a joint news release from the Wisconsin DNR and Wisconsin Conservation Congress.]

Updated hearing results now available
MADISON -More than 10,700 people participated in the 2019 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings. The public hearings were held in all 72 counties on April 8 for people who wanted to attend and comment on proposals. In addition, an online option was available to individuals who couldn't attend in person. While 3,402 attended a hearing in person, another 7,310 participated using the online opportunity.

Central Office
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:01:16 a.m.

Incidental take notice for Sheboygan County
MADISON -The rebuilding of a transmission line in Sheboygan County may result in the "incidental taking" of a rare snake under a permit the Department of Natural Resources proposes to issue for the project. Incidental take refers to the unintentional loss of individual endangered or threatened animals or plants that does not put the overall population of the species at risk.
Central Office
Friday, April 12, 2019 2:26:07 p.m.
DNR and DHS Work Together to Improve Water Quality in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources announced two new water quality initiatives as part of Governor Evers' Year of Clean Drinking Water declaration for 2019.
Central Office
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:59:54 p.m.
Natural Resources Board approves migratory bird hunting seasons for 2019
MADISON - Migratory game bird hunters in Wisconsin pursuing ducks, geese, doves, woodcock and other migratory game birds will see some small changes in 2019 compared to previous years under a rule approved by the state Natural Resources Board at its April 10, 2019 meeting in Madison.
Central Office
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:37:45 p.m.
Last revised: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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