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BARRON COUNTY GROUNDWATER STUDY PRESENTATION MARCH 14, 2024

Press Release March 1, 2024


BARRON COUNTY GROUNDWATER STUDY PRESENTATION MARCH 14, 2024

Barron County residents are invited to a presentation on March 14, 2024, where the results of the Barron County groundwater study will be discussed.   The presentation will feature Kevin Masarik, from the UW-Stevens Point Groundwater Center, who will delve into the findings and provide insights into the health implications of various elements present in the groundwater, along with treatment recommendations.


The groundwater study, conducted in 2022 and 2023, aims to shed light on the quality and composition of groundwater in Barron County and is based on 723 well samples.


Kevin Masarik will guide attendees through the findings of the study.  His in-depth analysis will not only unveil the current state of groundwater in Barron County but also provide essential information regarding potential health risks associated with different elements found in the water.  He will offer practical recommendations for water treatment and management strategies, empowering residents with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding their water usage and health.


The presentation will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Government Center Veterans Memorial Auditorium, downtown Barron.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with Masarik, ask questions, and gain a deeper understanding of the implications of the study's results.  No registration is required.


There will also be a presentation of the study earlier in the day at the Red Cedar Watershed Conference at UW-Stout in Menomonie.   Dunn and Chippewa Counties will also be presenting information from their studies.  To register for the Red Cedar Watershed Conference https://www.uwstout.edu/outreach-engagement/community-connections/red-cedar-watershed-conference


Tyler Gruetzmacher

Barron County Conservationist

Cell 715-418-0264

Office 715-537-6246


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