DNR seeks input on watershed improvements

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State water experts want input on plans to improve water quality in lakes and rivers in 23 Wisconsin watersheds.

The Department of Natural Resources’ plans outline the conditions of each watershed, identify whether they’re impaired and can’t provide swimming, fishing and other opportunities and offer recommendations for improvement.

Water bodies include Rush and Bad Axe creeks in western Wisconsin; Willow River and Springbrook Creek in the north; Shawano Lake and the West Twin River in the northeast; and Bear Creek and the Galena River in the south.

The DNR will offer a webcast on the plans on July 13 and take comments through July 30.