Midwest Region


Schweitzer Dam NEPA

Final Environmental Assessment For Proposed
Removal of Schweitzer Dam, Washington County, Wisconsin

The final Environmental Assessment (EA) for future management of Schweitzer Dam on Cedar Creek in Washington County, Wisconsin was approved on August 13, 2002.  The proposed alternative was selected which provides for removal of the dam structure and restoring the stream and its natural floodplain corridor.

Provided below is a copy of the final EA and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).   Printed copies may also be obtained at the DNR Southeast Region Headquarters, 2300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53212 (414-263-8699) and at the City of West Bend Public Library at 230 S. 6th Street, West Bend, WI and the Town of Polk town hall at 3680 State Highway 60.

Final Environmental Assessment

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Appendix 1 - Native seed and plant list

Appendix 2 - Authorities and approvals for proposed action

Appendix 3 - Fish distribution for Cedar Creek in the vicinity

Appendix 4 - Natural Heritage Inventory (NHI) assessment

Appendix 5 - Correspondence from State Historical Protection Office

Appendix 6 - Correspondence from Tribal Historical Protection Office

Appendix 7 - News release announcing the Schweitzer Dam Removal project

Appendix 8 -  Media outlets provided news release

Appendix 9 - Fact Sheet for the Schweitzer Dam Removal Project

Appendix 10 - News release issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, July 11, 2002

Appendix 11 - Written comment received on draft version of Environmental Assessment, July 30, 2002

Section 7 Forms (Listed Species)


Last updated: July 16, 2008