As the Root River and other Wisconsin waterways approach flood stage, you might want to ask whether Waukesha's plan to send an extra few million gallons of diverted water back to Lake Michigan every day is really a good plan.
■ The Root River at Franklin was at 6.6 feet early Monday, approaching its flood stage of 8 feet. Minor flooding is expected, with the river rising to about 8.5 feet by Monday evening.Waukesha's current plan proposes a discharge point in Franklin.
The Root River, which empties into Lake Michigan in Racine, has a history of flooding, noted here.
State Rep. Cory Mason, (D-Racine), among others, has strongly opposed Waukesha's use of the Root River as a waste water discharge conduit.
'Racine Is Not Waukesha's toilet," Mason has said.