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Surface water

6/19/20 COVID-19 UPDATE: Badger Bounce Back Phase 1

Thank you for your patience during the COVID-19 public health emergency. As state agencies continue operations, please understand that most of our staff are continuing to telework and may have limited access to files and delayed online connectivity. The department is following the Badger Bounce Back plan's phased approach to the resumption of activities that have been delayed or put on hold due to Safer at Home.

Now that the department has entered phase 1 of the plan, programs will be resuming field work, including compliance inspections. In most cases, staff will be scheduling a pre-inspection call with facilities to gather some information that had been collected in the past during on-site visits. These calls will also include discussing protocols for on-site visits that may be needed to complete all aspects of a compliance assessment.

With this in mind, we ask that our customers continue to:

  • Use email whenever possible to communicate with staff.
  • Set up conference calls or Skype meetings in lieu of in-person meetings.
  • Request electronic public records online using our standard system, whenever possible.
    • The majority of staff are not currently available to access physical files and no staff are available on-site to allow physical inspection of files by the public until the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
  • Submit documents electronically, preferably via a download link (ftp servers, DNR system, etc.). Note: If that option is not available to you, DNR staff can receive emails up to 20 MB.

Staff will keep their voicemails and out-of-office messages up to date and will respond as they are able.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our COVID-19 information webpage. For program-specific information, please search keyword "COVID19."

Additional COVID-19 Resources

Wisconsin surface waters
Standards
Monitoring
Assessments
Planning
Management
Wisconsin's abundant waters
South Branch Eau Claire River

Wisconsin is a state rich with surface water, including lakes, streams, wetlands, aquifers and springs. Wisconsin has thousands of streams stretching over 84,000 miles, more than one million acres of inland lakes, 1,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and more than five million wetland acres.

The resources on this page server as a starting point to finding information about these surface waters, water quality monitoring, water quality standards and more.


Last revised: Monday March 23 2020