Celebrate groundwater—Wisconsin’s buried treasure

Contact: Kevin Masarik, (715) 346-4276, kmasarik@uwsp.edu Each year the National Ground Water Association designates one week to raise awareness of the vital role played by groundwater–our nation’s “buried treasure.” This year Groundwater Awareness Week is celebrated on March 10-16. “Groundwater is a vital resource to our state,” says UW-Extension’s Kevin Masarik of the Central Wisconsin […]

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Public invited to attend groundwater study open house

Results expected to benefit western Wisconsin counties Contact Mike Parsen, mjparsen@wisc.edu, (608) 262-9419 The Chippewa County Dept. of Land Conservation and Forest Management will host an informational meeting with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to explain a five-year study being conducted to evaluate the impact of […]

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Study to evaluate groundwater impacts of frac sand mining, irrigated agriculture in Chippewa County

Contact Mike Parsen, mjparsen@wisc.edu, (608) 262-9419 The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS), in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has begun a 5-year study to evaluate the impact of frac sand mining and irrigated agriculture in western Chippewa County. Project partners include Chippewa County and a diverse group of stakeholders, including several […]

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Managing our groundwater resources

A.J. Bussan Vegetable Crop Production System Specialist UW-Extension (608)225-6842 aj.bussan@ces.uwex.edu UW Hancock Ag Research Station will host a groundwater field day next Tuesday, July 27. UW-Extension specialist AJ Bussan talks about managing groundwater resources and topics that will be covered at the field day. Time – 3:01 minutes 0:19 – Introduction to the Hancock Ag […]

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Celebrate Groundwater Awareness Week by properly filling and sealing unused wells

Contact: Kevin Masarik, (715)346-4276, kmasarik@uwsp.edu  Stevens Point, Wis.– Groundwater Awareness Week, March 7-13, offers the perfect time to talk about important things that landowners can do to protect groundwater on their property. Groundwater is the principal water supply for nearly three-quarters of Wisconsin residents and virtually all rural landowners. Because people with wells generally rely […]

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Seventy-five percent of Wisconsin residents depend on groundwater for daily needs

Groundwater Awareness Week, Mar. 7-13, highlights importance of resource  Contact: Kevin Masarik, (715)346-4276, kmasarik@uwsp.edu Stevens Point, Wis.–Groundwater Awareness Week (March 7 – 13) reminds us to pay extra attention to how much water we use. Wisconsin relies heavily on its groundwater resources. In fact, groundwater is the water source for 95 percent of Wisconsin communities […]

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