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.