Plan for an integrated, long-term water-monitoring network for Wisconsin

Fact Sheet 048-98
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Abstract

Wisconsin's water-monitoring network is in danger of losing critical ground-water, surface-water, and water-quality monitoring stations. Since 1995, the ground-water network has decreased by 43 observation wells, the surface-water network by 7 stations, and the surface-water- quality network by 30 stations. Reductions in Wisconsin's water-monitoring network could cause serious risk to the residents of Wisconsin. This reduction increases the uncertainty of water-resource plans and decisions, which ultimately could increase the potential for damages from extreme events and increase construction costs of water-related facilities.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Plan for an integrated, long-term water-monitoring network for Wisconsin
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 048-98
DOI 10.3133/fs04898
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N