Sunday, October 01, 2006

Waukesha still looking for an easy way out

Waukesha, anxious to get its hands on Lake Michigan water, continues to look for the easy way out. Its latest idea: Return water to the lake via the Root River, a popular recreational river which also nourishes a steelhead hatchery. As usual, Waukesha is operating as quietly and secretly as possible. Jim Rowen, who obtained a ton of info via an open records request, has the story.

In a related editorial on Sunday, the Journal Sentinel, while sympathizing with Waukesha's needs, points out the obvious -- that there is a good reason other states have a say in water diversion in Wisconsin. It's everybody's water.


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