Lake Koshkonong

manitowishchaindefense.org

The DNR is postponing public information hearings for the operation of the Rest Lake Dam near Manitowish Waters.

There has been considerable debate over several years as citizens have wanted to maintain the current water levels, while the DNR has asked to change them.

The DNR's John Spangenberg says the hearings, which had been set for August 9 and 10, will be postponed due to a recent state Supreme Court ruling. The court ruled the DNR had not looked at the economic impacts of water levels on the lake near Fort Atkinson....

Richard Hurd

 

 Conservation advocates say it’s not clear how lakes will be impacted, now that the state supreme court has narrowly interpreted the DNR’s regulatory power under the public trust doctrine.