Association of State Wetland Managers - Protecting the Nation's Wetlands.

Views from the blog-o-sphere

bos2When Big Storms Inundate Wisconsin, How Could Wetlands ‘Slow The Flow’?

By Will Cushman – WisContext – October 7, 2019
When record-setting rains in July 2016 sent murky, sediment-laden floodwaters rushing into Chequamegon Bay, residents of Ashland and other bayside communities on Lake Superior’s south shore were provided with a stark visual reminder of just how much the region’s streams and rivers impact the world’s largest body of freshwater. What may have been less clear — yet was critical for understanding how the flood unfolded — was the connection between those rivers conveying the muddy water and the wetlands that help feed them. Read full story here.

This entry was posted in flooding, watershed, wetlands and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Web Analytics