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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.

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