Regular water testing began on Monday, September 24, 2012 to establish baseline data about the health and safety of waters in the Kewaunee County watershed. Areas currently being tested represent the East Twin River, Kewaunee River and the Ahnapee River. Samples are being collected by people trained by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in the WAV (Water Action Volunteer) protocol and analysis is conducted by a state certified laboratory.
It’s important to look at the results from this first year of sampling as a snapshot in time. We of course have had a severe draught and streams and lakes are being stressed by falling water levels and low flow. However, over time as we accumulate more data we’ll be able to show a much clearer picture of the condition of our water resources.
More test results and analysis will be added to this blog page monthly or as data becomes available.