30.2023(9) (9) The structure is constructed of treated wood and built so that the top of the structure meets the lower of the following:
30.2023(9)(a) (a) The natural topography of the bank of the navigable water.
30.2023(9)(b) (b) A point that is 4 feet above the ordinary high-water mark of the navigable water.
30.2023(9)(c) (c) The minimum height required to prevent overtopping by wave action.
30.2023 History History: 2003 a. 118 ss. 42, 43.
30.2025 30.2025 Lake Koshkonong comprehensive project.
30.2025(1)(1) Definition. In this section, "district" means the Rock-Koshkonong public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district.
30.2025(2) (2)Authorization. The district may implement a project developed and approved by the U.S. army corps of engineers to place structures, or fill, or both on the bed of Lake Koshkonong for any of the following purposes:
30.2025(2)(a) (a) To improve navigation or to provide navigation aids.
30.2025(2)(b) (b) To restore or protect wetland habitat or water quality.
30.2025(2)(c) (c) To create, restore, or protect fish and wildlife habitat.
30.2025(2)(d) (d) To enhance the natural aesthetic value or improve the recreational use of the lake.
30.2025(3) (3)Location of structures and fill. Any structure or fill placed as part of the project authorized under sub. (2) shall be located in Lake Koshkonong within the area that consists of Secs. 10, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 33, and 35, T 5 N., R 13.
30.2025(4) (4)Preliminary requirements.
30.2025(4)(a)(a) Before beginning any activity involving the placement of a structure or fill as part of the project authorized under sub. (2), the district shall submit plans and specifications for the project to the department and obtain the department's approval for the project.
30.2025(4)(b) (b) Before the department gives its approval for a project authorized under sub. (2), the department shall do all of the following:
30.2025(4)(b)1. 1. Comply with the requirements under s. 1.11.
30.2025(4)(b)2. 2. Review the plans and specifications submitted to the department under par. (a) and obtain any other information that it determines is necessary to effectively evaluate the structural and functional integrity of the structure or fill.
30.2025(4)(b)3. 3. Hold a public informational meeting to discuss the plans and specifications submitted under par. (a).
30.2025(4)(b)4. 4. Determine that the structure or fill is structurally and functionally sound and that the structure or fill will comply with the requirements under sub. (5).
30.2025(5) (5)Requirements for structures and fill. A structure or fill placed as part of a project authorized under sub. (2) shall meet all of the following requirements:
30.2025(5)(a) (a) It may not materially affect the flood flow capacity of the Rock River.
30.2025(5)(b) (b) It may not materially obstruct navigation.
30.2025(5)(c) (c) It may not cause material injury to the rights of an owner of lands underlying the structure or fill or to the rights of a riparian owner who owns lands affected by the project.
30.2025(5)(d) (d) It may not cause environmental pollution, as defined in s. 299.01 (4).
30.2025(5)(e) (e) It may not be detrimental to the public interest.
30.2025(5)(f) (f) It must further a purpose specified in sub. (2).
30.2025(6) (6)Maintenance by the district.
30.2025(6)(a)(a) The district shall maintain the structures and the fill that are part of the project authorized under sub. (2) to ensure that the structures and fill do not impair the safety of the public.
30.2025(6)(b) (b) The district shall maintain the structures and the fill that are part of the project authorized under sub. (2) so that the structures and fill remain in compliance with the requirements listed under sub. (5).
30.2025(6)(c) (c) If the department determines that any structure or any fill that is part of the project authorized under sub. (2) does not comply with the requirements under sub. (5), the department may require the district to modify the structure or fill to bring it into compliance or to remove the structure or fill.
30.2025(7) (7)Use of structures or fill. Any structure or fill placed as part of the project authorized under sub. (2) may be used only for any of the following:
30.2025(7)(a) (a) As a site for the placement of navigation aids approved by the department.
30.2025(7)(b) (b) Activities to protect or improve wildlife or fish habitat, including the placement of fish or wildlife habitat structures approved by the department.
30.2025(7)(c) (c) Open space for recreational activities.
30.2025(8) (8)Ownership.
30.2025(8)(a)(a) The structures or fill that are part of the project authorized under sub. (2) are owned by the district. Except as provided in par. (b), the district may not transfer ownership of any structure or any fill that is part of the project authorized under sub. (2).
30.2025(8)(b) (b) The district may transfer ownership of any structure or fill that is part of the project authorized under sub. (2) if all of the following apply:
30.2025(8)(b)1. 1. The district transfers ownership of the structure or fill to a public entity, as defined by the department by rule.
30.2025(8)(b)2. 2. Before transferring ownership of the structure or fill, the district obtains written approval of the transfer from the department.
30.2025(9) (9)Access to property. An employee or agent of the department shall have free access during reasonable hours to the structures or fill that are part of the project authorized under sub. (2) for the purpose of inspecting the structures or fill to ensure that the project is in compliance with the requirements of this section. If the department determines that any structure or any fill that is part of the project authorized under sub. (2) does not comply with the requirements of this section, the department may require the owner of the structure or fill to modify the structure or fill to bring it into compliance or to remove the structure or fill.
30.2025(10) (10)Exemptions. Section 30.12 does not apply to activities that are necessary for the implementation or maintenance of the project authorized under sub. (2).
30.2025 History History: 2001 a. 16.
30.2026 30.2026 Lake Belle View and Sugar River project.
30.2026(1)(1) Authorization.
30.2026(1)(a)(a) Subject to the restrictions under sub. (2), the village of Belleville may place fill on all or part of the portion of the bed of Lake Belle View located in Dane County for any of the following purposes:
30.2026(1)(a)1. 1. Improving fish and wildlife habitat.
30.2026(1)(a)2. 2. Creating and enhancing wetlands.
30.2026(1)(a)3. 3. Improving the water quality of Lake Belle View and the Sugar River.
30.2026(1)(a)4. 4. Enhancing the recreational use and aesthetic enjoyment of Lake Belle View and the Sugar River.
30.2026(1)(a)5. 5. Separating Lake Belle View from the Sugar River by creating an artificial barrier from lake bottom sediments or by other means.
30.2026(1)(a)6. 6. Creating suitable lake bottom depths or contours in Lake Belle View.
30.2026(1)(a)7. 7. Promoting the growth of desirable wetland plants.
30.2026(1)(b) (b) Any lake bottom sediments that are unsuitable for the creation of an artificial barrier under par. (a) 5. may be placed in any agricultural field that is adjacent to Lake Belle View.
30.2026(1)(c) (c) If the village of Belleville creates an artificial barrier from lake bottom sediments under par. (a) 5., the village of Belleville shall also place lake bottom sediments in adjacent areas for the purpose of creating and enhancing wetlands.
30.2026(2) (2)Requirements.
30.2026(2)(a)(a) The village of Belleville shall obtain approval from the department for any placement of fill material as authorized under sub. (1).
30.2026(2)(b) (b) The village of Belleville shall submit to the department any plans or other information that the department considers necessary for it to effectively determine whether to grant approval under par. (a).
30.2026(2)(c) (c) The village of Belleville shall ensure that all of the following apply to any artificial barrier created as authorized under sub. (1).
30.2026(2)(c)1. 1. The barrier does not materially obstruct navigation or reduce the effective flood flow capacity of a stream.
30.2026(2)(c)2. 2. The barrier is not detrimental to the public interest.
30.2026(2)(c)3. 3. The barrier is owned by a public entity and the public is granted free access to the barrier.
30.2026(2)(c)4. 4. Access by the public to the barrier is limited to use as open space for recreational purposes.
30.2026(2)(c)5. 5. The barrier remains in as natural a condition as is practicable, as determined by the department.
30.2026(2)(c)6. 6. No structure, except those necessary in order to effectuate a purpose specified in sub. (1) (a), are placed on the barrier.
30.2026(2)(d) (d) The village of Belleville shall create any artificial barrier under this section in compliance with all state laws that relate to navigable bodies of water, except s. 30.12.
30.2026(3) (3)Conditions.
30.2026(3)(a)(a) The village of Belleville shall maintain any artificial barrier created as authorized under sub. (1). If a landowner of more than 500 feet of Lake Belle View shoreline, a portion of which is located within 1,000 feet of any such artificial barrier, is dissatisfied with the manner in which the village of Belleville is maintaining the barrier, the owner may maintain the barrier in lieu of the village, upon approval of the department. The village or a landowner who maintains the barrier shall comply with all state laws that relate to navigable bodies of water, except s. 30.12. The department may require the village of Belleville or the landowner to maintain the barrier in a structurally and functionally adequate condition.
30.2026(3)(b) (b) The village of Belleville shall ensure that any construction draw down of Lake Belle View related to the creation of any artificial barrier authorized under sub. (1) occurs only once.
30.2026(4) (4)Costs. Any costs incurred by the state to construct, maintain, improve, or remove any artificial barrier created as authorized under sub. (1) shall be paid by the village of Belleville or its successors or assigns.
30.2026(5) (5)Immunity. The state and its officers, employees, and agents are immune from liability for acts or omissions that cause damage or injury and that relate to the construction, maintenance, or use of any artificial barrier created as authorized under sub. (1).
30.2026 History History: 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 118.
30.203 30.203 Lake Winnebago comprehensive project.
30.203(1)(1) Authorization. The department may implement a project to place structures or fill or both on the beds of lakes Winnebago, Butte des Morts, Winneconne and Poygan for any of the following purposes:
30.203(1)(a) (a) To improve navigation or to provide navigation aids.
30.203(1)(b) (b) To restore or protect wetland habitat or water quality.
30.203(1)(c) (c) To create, restore or protect fish and wildlife habitat.
30.203(1)(d) (d) To enhance the natural aesthetic value or improve the recreational use of these lakes.
30.203(2) (2)Location of structures and fill. Any structure or fill placed as part of the project authorized under sub. (1) shall be located in Winnebago County as follows:
30.203(2)(a) (a) In Lake Winnebago within the area that consists of the S-1/2 of Sec. 14, T. 17 N., R. 17 E., and the N-1/2 of Sec. 23, T. 17 N., R. 17 E.
30.203(2)(b) (b) In Lake Butte des Morts within an area that consists of the N-1/2 of Secs. 1 and 2, T. 18 N., R. 15 E., the S-1/2 of Secs. 25, 26 and 27, T. 19 N., R. 15 E., the E-1/2 of Sec. 34, T. 19 N., R. 15 E., and Secs. 35 and 36, T. 19 N., R. 15 E.
30.203(2)(c) (c) In Lake Winneconne and Lake Poygan within an area that consists of the W-1/2 of Secs. 6 and 7, T. 19 N., R. 15 E.; the E-1/2 of Secs. 1 and 12 and the NE-1/4 of Sec. 2, T. 19 N., R. 14 E.; and the S-1/2 of Sec. 26, the SE-1/4 of Sec. 27, and the E-1/2 of Sec. 35, T. 20 N., R. 14 E.
30.203(2)(d) (d) In Lake Poygan within an area that consists of the W-1/2 of Sec. 36, T. 20 N., R. 14 E.; the NW-1/4 of Sec. 1, T. 19 N., R. 14 E.; the E-1/2 of Sec. 33, all of Sec. 34, and the W-1/2 of Sec. 35, T. 20 N., R. 14 E.; and the N-1/2 of Sec. 4, T. 19 N., R. 14 E.
30.203(3) (3)Preliminary requirements.
30.203(3)(a)(a) Before beginning any activity involving the placement of a structure or fill as part of the project authorized under sub. (1), the department shall do all of the following:
30.203(3)(a)1. 1. Comply with the requirements under s. 1.11.
30.203(3)(a)2. 2. Prepare plans and gather any other information necessary to effectively evaluate the structural and functional integrity of the structure or fill.
30.203(3)(a)3. 3. Hold a public informational meeting to discuss the plans prepared under subd. 2.
30.203(3)(a)4. 4. Approve the project if it finds that the structure or fill is structurally and functionally sound and that the structure or fill will comply with the requirements under sub. (4).
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Dec. 13, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Dec. 13, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-13-14)