DNR to host public session on water quality improvement plan for Lake Winnebago area

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Plan focuses on Lake Winnebago, Upper Fox River, and Wolf Basins

The Wisconsin DNR will host a public information session on July 11, 1-3 p.m. at the Winnebago County UW Extension Building in Oshkosh to present draft plans to improve water quality throughout the Upper Fox and Wolf Basins including Lake Winnebago and the pool lakes. The plan will be implemented through a Total Maximum Daily load (TMDL) and will address water quality issues associated with phosphorus and total suspended soils and sediment.

The information session will be held in Conference Room A/B at the Winnebago County UW Extension Building (James P. Coughlin Center) located at 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh, WI 54901.

The session will review analysis and modeling, provide an overview of results and draft allocations, discuss implementation mechanisms, and explain how to access the draft report.

For those who are unable to attend the session, comments can be submitted until 4:30 p.m. on August 5, 2018 to KeithA.Marquardt@Wisconsin.gov or by mail to: Keith A. Marquardt, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 625 E. County Road Y, Suite 700, Oshkosh, WI 54901.

A copy of background material regarding the study including earlier reports and presentations can be found by visiting DNR.wi.gov and searching for Upper Fox Wolf Basin. https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/tmdls/foxwolf/index.html

Contact(s): Keith Marquardt, DNR water resource specialist, (920) 303-5435, KeithA.Marquardt@Wisconsin.gov; Kevin Kirsch, DNR water resources engineer, (608) 266-7019, Kevin.Kirsch@wisconsin.gov

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