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In wake of regional flooding private well owners should check wells

By Central Office May 22, 2017

Contact(s): Liesa Lehmann, DNR private water supply section chief, 608-267-7649,; Kirsten Cahow-Scholtes, private water supply specialist, La Crosse, 608-785-9976; Jake Sedivy, private water supply specialist, Spooner, 715-416-3331; Paul Holtan, parks and trails, 608-267-7517,

Flooding has closed some campgrounds and trail sections

MADISON, -- Heavy rains in many Wisconsin counties last week have affected private property owners and state properties as well.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering the guidance below as many property owners will begin assessing damage, checking wells and septic systems and removing storm related debris. In particular, heavy rains can create conditions that affect private wells and drinking water.


Private wells and drinking water

Handling debris

Septic systems

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 DNR).

Visiting state parks and properties

Last Revised: Monday, May 22, 2017

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