A Look At Abundant Water Systems in the Northwoods

Dec 1, 2014

Two speakers coming to the Northwoods this week will discuss water relationships in northern Wisconsin. 

Lakes, streams and wetlands are abundant in Wisconsin's Northwoods.
Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Emily Stanley from UW Madison’s Center for Limnology says the water resources here are intricately linked, and are really one resource. 

“Surface water today is ground water next year; and really trying to isolate one lake and how we think of it, and how it fits within the Northwoods – you really can’t view it in isolation, these systems really are a part of one big interactive system.” 

Stanley says since water is such a prominent part of life in the Northwoods, it makes it important to monitor and maintain water quality and the health of overall resource.

Emily Stanley is giving this Wednesday’s as part of the discussion series Science on Tap in Minocqua…along with Randy Hunt of the U.S. Geological Survey.