The Remedial Action Plan for the Fox River, Wisconsin

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by Harold J. Day, Univ of Wisconsin-Green Bay, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications

Abstract: The nature of and need for Remedial Action Plans (RAP) in 42 areas of the Great Lakes is reviewed with special attention given to the Fox River and Lower Green Bay area. A brief historical, hydrogeological and environmental perspective of the Lower Fox River is presented. It is concluded that some comments about the lessons learned during the past fifteen years as water quality improvements have occurred. Included will be the judgment that the following elements are needed for a successful water pollution abatement program today: broad-band local leadership, political mandate for action, legal requirements for abatement, scientific knowledge of the aquatic ecosystem, and adequate financing for any required capital improvements.

Subject Headings: Remediation | Rivers and streams | Water pollution | Aquatic habitats | Water resources | Water quality | Wisconsin | North America | United States | Great Lakes

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