7/1/2012 - 6/30/2014
- G. Kraft, UW-Stevens Point
This report summarizes data and information gathering for 2011 through 2013 that supports groundwater management activities in the Wisconsin central sands. The report supplements the previous and more in-depth work of Clancy et al. (2009) in the Little Plover River area and that of Kraft et al. (2010, 2012a, 2012b) in the broader central sands region. Previous works summarized important hydrologic literature on the central sands, created groundwater flow models, and statistically analyzed records for signs of pumping diversions and drawdowns. They concluded that groundwater pumping in the central sands was substantially impacting the region’s water levels and streamflows, and that stressed water conditions were not explainable by phenomena such as an unprecedented drought.