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Water Atlas Data, Webinars & Reports
Learning about Wisconsin's waters

Wisconsin resources ("atlas data") include many thousands of acres and miles of lakes, streams, wetlands, aquifers, and springs. To better understand these resources, Wisconsin DNR has created webinars and Clean Water Act and related reports reflect monitoring, condition and management.

Wisconsin's Resources

Wisconsin's wealth of resources is described at each 'link' below. Click on the link for details on programs, monitoring and condition status of each water type in the state.

Water Atlas Data

15,000 lakes

88,000 miles

Thousands of springs

Great Lakes
Shoreline Miles 1,000

Gallons 1.2 quadrillion

Coastal 192 miles

5 million Acres

Resource Maps

Water quality webinars

Monitoring Program and Wisconsin Land Management Webinars

Look up water monitoring and land management webinars online [exit DNR]

Examples and tools to help evaluate trading and adaptive management

Watershed-Based Phosphorus Compliance Strategies Webinar Series[exit DNR]

Considering adaptive management and water quality trading

Water Quality Trading & Adaptive Management Overview
[Learn More about Adaptive Management]
Watch the webinar online || View the presentation in PDF format

Water Quality Trading & Adaptive Management: Finding, Quantifying Credits
Watch the webinar online || View the presentation in PDF format

Water Quality Trading & Adaptive Management--Developing a Plan
Watch the webinar online || View the presentation in PDF Format

Water Quality Trading & Adaptive Management--Implementing & Verifying Offsets
Watch the webinar online || View the presentation in PDF format

Understanding phosphorus rules & management options

Clean Water Act: Water Quality Report to Congress

System requirements PC-based attendees

  • Required: Windows7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Macintosh-based attendees
  • Required: Mac OS X 10.5 or newer

Clean Water Act reports

Wisconsin develops reports to fulfill requirements for Clean Water Act Reporting ('Integrated Reporting') every two years. This extensive process involves monitoring, assessments, and management to help protect and restore water resources. The most recent Clean Water Act (Integrated Report) was prepared for the 2014 reporting period. This report covers monitoring conducted from January 2012 through December 2013.

Water Quality Report to Congress ("Integrated Reports")

Water quality plans

Wisconsin develops water quality management plans to fulfill federal and state requirements, but most importantly, to assess the condition of and determine optimal management actions for water resources of the state. Water Quality Management Plans are available online through 'basin' and 'watershed' webpages.

Water Quality Management Plan updates can be accessed through watershed search and display pages.

Last revised: Friday September 08 2017