Like really, really wet! Wet enough to bring flooding, bank full streams, and high water even to some lakes badly lowered by high capacity well pumping. It’s been wet enough … Continue reading How Wet Was 2019?
Welcome to WisWaterGuy!
Thanks for tuning into the WisWaterGuy site! It is the blog of George Kraft, Professor of Water Resources with UW-Stevens Point and UW-Extension. This will be a venue for sharing ideas and news about Wisconsin’s waters, how we manage them, the challenges they have, and how we can improve them.
San Joaquin River at Friant Dam; June 23, 2016
The San Joaquin at 400 miles is California’s second longest river. Born of Sierra Nevada Mountain snowmelt some 9800 feet above sea level, it flows southwesterly to the floor of … Continue reading San Joaquin River at Friant Dam; June 23, 2016
Do “Trees Really Use More Water than Irrigated Crops”?
A television commercial causes confusion with its claim “studies show vegetables use far less water than trees.” Is it so? No. Questions about trees and groundwater abound of late, mainly … Continue reading Do “Trees Really Use More Water than Irrigated Crops”?
Bill Introduced to Ease High-Capacity Well Transfers and Replacement
The first of possibly several bills this legislative season affecting groundwater and high capacity wells was introduced on August 26 by sponsors Senators Gudex (R-Fond du Lac, Marklein (R-Spring Green), … Continue reading Bill Introduced to Ease High-Capacity Well Transfers and Replacement