Wysocki CAFO Plan

Proposed CAFO information

Name of facility - Golden Sands Dairy LLC

Operators - Wysocki Family of Companies

Business Address -  N15927 County Road G, Nekoosa, WI, 54457- 9468

Animal Units - 6130

Acreage - Approximate clear cutting of up to 8000 acres of mature perennial woodland.  Actual wooded acreage purchased approximately 4500

High Cap Well - Permits submitted for 49 HCW, 47 to irrigate fields, 2 for the dairy facility.  Since submittal revised to 33 high capacity wells

Water Usage Estimate - 7.3 billion gallons per year

 

Additional Notes

  • Over 50 Million gallons of untreated liquid manure to be irrigated and/or land applied around homes and business annually

  • Approximately 25 tons of solid waste spread on cropland annually

  • Proposed agricultural fields would require approximately 7.3 billion gallons of water pumped from the local aquifer annually

  • Current CAFO operated by the same company has identified contamination issues as documented and submitted to DNR by an independent hydrologist Kenneth S Wade. (Report linked)

  • Town Map - Shaded area represents initial fields proposed by Wysocki fields.  Although final land purchase does not reflect initial proposal exactly, land parcels are scattered throughout the township and essentially line the creeks and waterways.  Non-shaded areas represent mainly residential lots and privately owned acreage

  • Map of HCW / cone of depression -  This map shows (in yellow) the number of residential wells that fall within the three-mile cone of depression associated with the proposed high capacity wells.  Map shows both Saratoga township and the neighboring Tri-Lakes area of Rome

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