Michigan's Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool

Description:

The Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool (WWAT) is designed to estimate the likely impact of a water withdrawal on nearby streams and rivers. Use of the WWAT is required of anyone proposing to make a new or increased large quantity withdrawal (over 70 gallons per minute) from the waters of the state, including all groundwater and surface water sources, prior to beginning the withdrawal.

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Audience:

Natural resource and water quality practitioners; geologists, ecologists.

Partners:

MSU's Institute of Water Research and MSU Extension, along with the Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Geologic Survey, and the Department of Environmental Quality.

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