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Item #: GWQ062
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Author(s) Lynn Markham, Ross Dudzik

When waterside residences are built, inevitably a quantity of land along the shore is covered by various surfaces impervious to water—roofs, driveways, roads, walkways, patios, and so forth. Rainfall no longer soaks into an almost entirely permeable landscape of dirt, sand, sedgy shores, and grassy banks, but instead much of it rushes unfiltered straight into the stream or lake, carrying with it sediment, nutrients, bacteria, car fluids, and other chemicals that pollute. The unhappy result is murkier water, fewer fish, declining wildlife populations, and lower property values.


This publication is the condensed version of GWQ061 formatted as a six-page pamphlet and focuses on fishing, wildlife, and waterfront property values. The publication that it is taken from is a 20-page booklet that suggests how to mitigate such damage by various means, including by building narrower driveways and less sprawling buildings, using mulch walkways and permeable pavers, capturing runoff in rain gardens and rain barrels, and maintaining a buffer of shoreline plants (6 pages; January 2013).


Free to Wisconsin residents and Wisconsin non-profit organizations.  A limited quantity per request by non-profit organizations will be available as our supply is limited.  Wisconsin customers will be billed separately for shipping and handling. Contact customer service toll-free, 877-947-7827, to obtain the coupon code for your free copy, or contact your county UW-Extension office.  

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