WLIA welcomes you to the 33rd Annual Conference at the Marriott Madison West, in Middleton, Wisconsin, February 19-21, 2020. 
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Thursday, February 20 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Aggregating gSSURGO to Wisconsin Watersheds for Empirical Water Quality Assessments

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The state of Wisconsin includes over 100,000 HUC16 catchments which hold a vast array of lakes and stream reaches. Catchments can be dissolved into their larger upstream drainage basins to fully encapsulate the characteristics of the water and land that may drain into a specific point on the landscape. It is important to understand the variable characteristics of a basin in order to discern or predict what water quality and stream dynamics may be like - as they are functions of the surrounding landscape and land use. While there are many basin-wide factors that may affect the water quality and stream dynamics at any given point in a system, the gridded-Soil Survey Geographic Database (gSSURGO) from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) holds readily available soil information in a gridded format that can be used to answer some of the questions as to why a stream reach is the way it is.


Luke Beringer

GIS Technician, Wisconsin DNR
Luke Beringer and Aaron Fisch work for the Water Quality Bureau at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a GIS Technician, and Water Quality Modeler, respectively.Using their backgrounds in GIS, data modelling and data analysis; they have utilized and developed ways to... Read More →

Aaron Fisch (Ruesch)

Water Resources Management Specialist Advanced, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Aaron Fisch (Ruesch) is a Water Resources Modeler at the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources (WDNR). At WDNR, his work spans a variety of topics such as quantifying the sources of nutrient/algae pollution, characterizing the effects of soils and landuse on water quality in river... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm CST
Green Bay

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