By Tim Kowols
Nearly a year after the Department of Natural Resources added an aquatic life survey for the East Twin River to its 2017 work list, Kewaunee County officials and residents are about to learn about the study’s findings. A presentation by the DNR is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee meeting, which first requested the study in 2016 after the DNR approved a permit for the Agropur cheese plant in Luxemburg to increase the amount of chloride they are allowed to discharge. Committee member Lee Luft says the aquatic life survey will give valuable insight into the health of the East Twin River and if the numbers from the DNR match up with the statistics gathered by Clean Water Action volunteers over several years.
The East Twin River is one of the waterways in Kewaunee County included in a Total Maximum Daily Load study taking place in the area over the next few years. The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation meeting begins at 9 a.m. February 13 in Luxemburg.