2006 Special Committee on Navigability and Drainage Ditches

Membership List


  • The current definition of navigability is a combination of statutes and Wisconsin court decisions. Some elements of the current test of navigability are quantitative or are based on factual observations by the DNR. The special committee is directed to review methods to clarify “navigability” as defined in statutes and administrative rules, with a focus on how the definition of navigability impacts the regulation of drainage ditches and ditches with no stream history. The committee is to review the methods the DNR uses to determine navigability.

January 23, 2007 Meeting [ Agenda | Minutes ]

February 19, 2007 Mail Ballot

Recommendations to the Joint Legislative Council (March 14, 2007)

Report to the Legislature