- From “Into the Outdoors,” an Emmy-award winning educational network environmental series, a standalone piece on the Central Sands called Water Use Conflicts – Wisconsin’s Central Sands (7:06 minute video) with optional free educational lessons available – 2018. The video includes environmental/science and ag/farmer viewpoints regarding groundwater usage
- Life with Nitrates: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly – Eric Peterson/Protect Wood Co. & Its Neighbors/Saratoga Concerned/Rome Saratoga Friendly re: Overview of Armenia contaminated private drinking well-water and proposed Golden Sands Dairy/CAFO in Saratoga (13:25 minute video) – 1/29/17
- Unmanaged and Uncontrolled: High Capacity Wells are Drying our Lakes, Streams and Wetlands – focused on Central Sands high-cap Wells (17-minute You Tube video) – 2018. This video was created to fill the need expressed by water advocates for a short, easy-to-digest piece that can be used for self- and group-education. The video starts with an explanation of groundwater connections with surface water, how high capacity well pumping has exploded over the past few decades, and how our surface waters have been impacted as a result. The video takes on several false claims of the pumping industry – groundwater pumping increases streamflow (who knew?), trees are the problem (even in places where no trees exist), and that water advocates are untruthful environmental activists – as well as the politics that prevent us from making progress on this issue.
- High capacity wells in the Central Sands region in 1970 and 2020
- Central Sands Groundwater flow (shows water table depths, flow patterns that could be involved with a groundwater contamination incident)
- Map of WPDES permitted CAFOs in Wisconsin (2017), found on “CAFO and CAFO WPDES permit statistics” webpage – shown by county, CAFO type
- Wisconsin Water Quality Data Viewer
- Water& Environmental Analysis Lab/WEAL’s Well Water Quality Viewer
- Growth of high capacity wells in the central sands region over time from 1963 to 2013 (data from DNR, credit – Kate Prengaman/WI Center for Investigative Journalism). Part of the “Water Watch Wisconsin” project, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, taken from article “Groundwater war pits Wisconsin farms against fish” dated 7/21/13.
- DNR Status Update provided to Legislature in 2017 re: Approved High Capacity Wells
- DNR Wisconsin’s Water Use “Story” (link to document) – overview with narratives, graphics, maps included (2018 data) and hyperlinks to withdrawals from high capacity wells for agricultural irrigation, agricultural uses, other irrigation uses, industrial uses/power generation, municipal water supply, and all other groundwater uses.
- Wisconsin Water Quantity Data Viewer – tool for public use showing a variety of water quantity information: layers selected provide data regarding existing wells/withdrawals, pending well applications, recently (last 30 days) approved well applications, well applications approved but not constructed yet, monitoring point locations
Water Resources Education Coalition presentation at public event hosted by CSWAC, held at Plover Municipal Building – 12/31/16
- Wisconsin’s Public Trust Doctrine and Water Law Cases – Carl Sinderbrand, Attorney
- Central Sands Groundwater Impacts – Ken Wade, Hydrogeologist
- Groundwater Impacts to Lakes and Fish Populations – Dave Marshall, Aquatic Ecologist
- Economic Impact of Water – Tom Kunes, Pleasant Lake Management District – Chair