Judge Rejects County's Plan to Repair Estabrook Dam
Last Friday (August 17, 2012), Milwaukee Riverkeeper appeared in Milwaukee County Circuit Court to object to an "abatement" plan for the long-neglected Estabrook Dam. In May, the court ruled in favor of Milwaukee Riverkeeper's motion for summary judgment and declared that the dam was a public nuisance. At the hearing on Friday, Executive Director Karen Schapiro objected to the plan submitted by the County, stating that it was deficient for a number of reasons, including the lack of a time-table for repair, as well as information on how repair and future operations would be funded.
For more information on the Estabrook Dam and Milwuakee Riverkeeper's position, click here.