The DNR has posted the several dozen comments it has received on Waukesha's proposed diversion of Lake Michigan water and return flow via the Root River into the Racine Harbor.
Nearly all are negative, ranging from short statements of concern - - some even hand-written - - about Root River flooding or Waukesha water conservation efforts deemed insufficient to lengthy documents written by scientists and local, regional and national organizations that raise substantial legal, hydrological and related technical issues.
Some of the criticism has been foreshadowed.
The DNR is reviewing Waukesha's proposal, has preliminarily found it does not justify the amount of water sought, and posted letters the letters it sent to Waukesha on the matter this month, here:
- Letter to Waukesha Water Utility dated Dec. 13, 2013
- Letter to Waukesha Water Utility dated Dec. 3, 2013
The comments are well worth reading.