The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Northeast Lakeshore Total Maximum Daily Loads for Total Phosphorus and Total Suspended Solids study. The DNR developed the study to reduce the amount of nutrients entering waters within the Lake Michigan watershed from just south of Sturgeon Bay to Port Washington, and reaching west toward Lake Winnebago. The total maximum daily load study summarizes the amount of phosphorus run-off from agricultural sources a watershed can handle without negative impacts.
The DNR will now begin collaborating with partners to implement efforts toward meeting the goals outlined in the study.
The maximum daily load study and supporting information can be found at dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/TMDLs/NELakeshore.html.