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Wisconsin Pond....A Few Possible Snags

 
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Location: Ely and Minneapolis, MN Zone 3
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Well, I've decided that trying to make my place up in Ely, MN happen as a full time home just won't work for the little wifey. So, I've bought a place in the St. Croix River Valley in Wisconsin.

There's a pond on my land that I have "frontage" too. This pond has been classified with "PNW" status with the Wisconsin DNR. I'm pretty much assuming this is because it's a spring fed pond. I also don't own this pond, but the gentlemen who does I don't think would like me to stock it. I have not had a conversation with him yet....

I don't plan on attempting to build a pond til' next spring. I've got a call in with the local DNR rep whom specializes in my county. According to the online stats...you can't dig within 500 feet of said water that is classified.

Is there anyone in Wisconsin who has ran into any issues with the WI DNR in regards to building ponds?
 
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