Dam Management

Dams of all kinds are found throughout Wisconsin, with its wealth of rivers, streams and flowages. Owners of dams frequently confront safety and natural resources regulatory issues, particularly where the dam controls the level of water in an impoundment and the flow of water downstream.

Dam management decisions often affect property rights and property values, and may also implicate the rights of the public in navigable water under the Public Trust Doctrine. The Wheeler team is highly experienced in both routine dam management and water level regulation matters and has successfully litigated landmark appellate cases addressing the rights of dam owners and the public.


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