Water Resources

Water Quality Standards

On July 6, 2011, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians adopted Water Quality Standards (WQS) aligned with the Clean Water Act. 

One of the three key components of the WQS is the designated uses that describe the Tribe’s management objectives for Reservation waters.  The wild rice designated use applies to surface waters that support, or have the potential to support, wild rice habitat. 

View the WQS here (PDF)


Water Quality Certification and Water Quality Review Code


The Bad River Tribe’s Natural Resources Department developed a map to illustrate the applicability of the antidegradation tiers within the Reservation and to display the waters with the wild rice designated use.

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