During this unusually hot and dry summer, our Wisconsin farmers have been hit incredibly hard by the lack of rainfall. On July 9th, Governor Walker declared a Drought Emergency which has allowed expedited permits for farmers to temporarily use lake water for irrigation.
The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for accelerated water diversion requests. You can find more information about this tool by visiting the following website:
Farmers and concerned citizens can also contact the Wisconsin Farm Center for more information and services available to them during this emergency. Please call the center toll-free at (800) 942-2474 or email email@example.com
Finally, I encourage farmers to call my office toll free at (888) 529-0072 or email me at Rep.Krug@legis.wisconsin.gov with concerns about crop conditions or water diversion protocol.
It certainly is summer, and with that comes construction season. I would like to remind motorists they should always slow down and use caution when driving through construction zones.
If you would like more information regarding traffic impact and delays in the North Central Region, please call 5-1-1 or visit, www.511wi.gov
. You can also check out the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Facebook page here
or its twitter page here
I have included information regarding a few projects occurring in or around the 72nd Assembly District for your convenience:
Highway: WIS 13
Location: Big Roche-A-Cri Bridge
Description: Crews will replace the Big-Roche-A-Cri Bridge and make improvements to the adjacent boat landing and road.
Schedule: June 18, 2012 to mid-August 2012
Portage and Wood Counties:
Highway: WIS 34 and WIS 66
Location: Wisconsin Rapids to Stevens Point
Description: Improvements include: resurfacing WIS 66 (formerly County P); resurfacing WIS 34 between Edgewood Place and the WIS 34/66 intersection; and replacing four bridges on WIS 66. Crews will also install rumble strips along the centerline of WIS 66 (Portage County line to County HH) and along the centerline and shoulders of WIS 66 (WIS 34 to the Portage County line). The rumble strips are designed to reduce run-off-the road crashes.
Schedule: May 14 to October 12, 2012
Capitol and Executive Residence Tours
Looking for an informative adventure this summer with the kids? Why not stop by the Executive Residence or the State Capitol for a tour.
Tours of the State Capitol are offered every hour until 4 pm. If you plan on bringing a group larger than 10 people, please schedule your tour in advance by calling (608) 266-0382. While at the State Capitol, don’t forget to check out the Observation Deck and Museum, which are open weekdays 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am to 4:45 pm and Sunday 12 pm to 3:45 pm.
While in Madison, you can also check out the Executive Residence which is located at 99 Cambridge Road. The residence is open to the public for tours on Thursdays, 1 pm to 3 pm through August 30th.
Finally, don't forget to stop by my office located at 316 North.