Milwaukee sits on the shores of a national treasure: Lake Michigan. One quadrillion gallons of the finest freshwater on the planet. It inspires lakefront festivals and polar plunges, as well as whispered tales of sunken ships and lake monsters. It's the fount from which each amazingly greasy, locally-sourced fish fry flows. And it provides the water required for a metropolis known as America's brewery. On a good night, you can take in the lake, the beer, and fish fry all at once, with a polka chaser.
Water is one of the best things about Milwaukee, woven into the city's culture. But what happens when the rest of America wants it?