Quantity Studies and Projects

Groundwater Quantity Fundamentals

Groundwater quantity fundamentals in Wisconsin’s central sands region from the Wisconsin Food, Land, and Water Project, Groundwater Quantity Work Group –  8/17/17

Groundwater Pumping Effects

Groundwater Pumping Effects on Groundwater Levels, Lake Levels, and Streamflows in Wisconsin Central Sands from UW-SP Center for Watershed Science & Education – 3/15/10 – (Note: page 30/slide 44 Hydrographs of annual average groundwater levels/trends)

Little Plover River (LPR) Modeling Study

Central Sands Lakes Study (CSLS)

2017 Wisconsin Act 10 legislation requires the DNR to Evaluate and model the hydrology of Pleasant Lake, Plainfield Lake, and Long Lake “to determine whether existing and potential groundwater withdrawals are causing or are likely to cause a significant reduction of the lake’s water level below its average seasonal levels” and “to determine whether existing and potential groundwater withdrawals are causing or are likely to cause a significant reduction of the lake’s water level below its average seasonal levels”.

Water Resource Management Challenges

Sustaining central sands water resources – state of the science 2014 – 10/14 – a comprehensive scientific report by UW Cooperative Extension re: water resource management challenges in the central sands