News: Medford - New Correction Creek Well (23 Mar 1994)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surname: Meyer

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 3/21/2019

Originally published in the Star News, March 23, 1994

The City of Medford may be out at least $25,000 after a new map of Correction Creek shows that the site of a well the City wants to drill there is located in a floodway.

A floodway is that part of the floodplain closest to a river or creek where there would be a significant flow of water if flooding occurred. The other part of a floodplain is called a floodfringe, which may have flooding but the water would have no significant flow. DNR rules allow public utilities such as wells to be located in the fringe area, but not in a floodway.

According to Mayor Dee Meyer, when the City started looking for sites for a new well in 1989, it was believed the Correction Creek property was not in a floodway, so the City purchased approximately four acres of land there.



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