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About Wisconsin's waters.
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Evaluating condition.
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For information on rivers, contact:
Lisa Helmuth
Water Quality Bureau

Managing the health of Wisconsin's waters

Wisconsin has more than 15,000 lakes and 80,000 river and stream miles. Every year, watershed planning begins across the state with monitoring to evaluate the health of Wisconsin's waters. Biologists and trained volunteers collect monitoring data on representative segments on rivers, streams and lakes across the state. Water quality data are evaluated against water quality standards to assess the condition, or health, of our waters. Department staff conduct research to better define the pollutants, pollutant sources and impairments and develop plans that identify management activities and strategies to enhance and protect our waters. For more about each component of this process below, click on the following:

Watershed Planning Map Monitoring Management Integrated Reporting Watershed Planning
Last revised: Thursday May 08 2014