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Report to the Legislature

Wisconsin Groundwater Coordinating Council (GCC)

The Groundwater Coordinating Council prepares an annual report each year that summarizes the operations and activities of the council, describes the state of the groundwater resource and its management and makes recommendations. The report is due each August for the preceding fiscal year. The latest report is for Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023) and is contained on these webpages.

Read the Executive Summary


2023 Report Priority Recommendations

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View the GCC StoryMap: Wisconsin’s Buried Treasure is
Worth Protecting
  • Set new and revised health-based groundwater standard recommendations that are imperative for protecting public health and the environment.
  • Implement practices that protect groundwater from nitrate, pesticides and other agricultural contaminants.
  • Address public health and environmental concerns regarding PFAS.

View the ongoing recommendations.

View the GCC StoryMap.

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Groundwater Coordinating Council Overview

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