Wisconsin Key Facts:
Water and Environment
- Wisconsin’s dam safety program has 6.25 Full-Time Employees that each oversee an average of 152.5 state regulated dams.
- Wisconsin has 252 high hazard dams.
- 70% of the state regulated dams in Wisconsin have an Emergency Action Plan.
- Wisconsin’s state dam safety program has an annual budget of $752,000.
- Wisconsin has reported $6.2 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- Wisconsin has 38 sites on the National Priorities List.
- Wisconsin has approximately 134 miles of levees according to the current FEMA Midterm Levee Inventory.
- Wisconsin has reported $6.4 billion in wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
- There are 133 public-use airports in Wisconsin.
- 1,157 of the 14,057 bridges in Wisconsin (8.2%) are considered structurally deficient.
- 779 of the 14,057 bridges in Wisconsin (5.5%) are considered functionally obsolete.
- Wisconsin received $18.3 million from the Federal Highway Bridge Fund in FY2011.
- Wisconsin has 230 miles of inland waterways, ranking it 29th in the nation.
- Wisconsin’s ports handled 30.6 million short tons of cargo in 2009, ranking it 22nd in the nation.
- Wisconsin has 8 freight railroads covering 3,387 miles across the state, ranking it 14th by mileage.
- Driving on roads in need of repair costs Wisconsin motorists $1.147 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs – $281 per motorist.
- 71% of Wisconsin’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition.
- Wisconsin has 114,843 public road miles.
- Wisconsin’s highway vehicle-miles traveled in 2009 was approximately 10,440 per capita, ranking it 22nd in the nation.
- Wisconsin’s gas tax of 32.9 cents per gallon has not been increased in 6 years.
- Wisconsin has 70,074 annual unlinked passenger trips via transit systems – motor bus, heavy rail, light rail, and commuter rail.
Parks and Recreation
- Wisconsin has reported an unmet need of $53.2 million for its parks system.
- Public school districts in Wisconsin spent a total of $1.5 billion on capital outlays for school construction and acquisition of land and existing structures in fiscal years 2005–2008.
- It is estimated that Wisconsin schools have $4.4 billion in infrastructure funding needs.
- Wisconsin produces 4.586 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 27th.
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