German Valley Creek (909200) and Pleasant Valley Creek(908500) SP-12 monitoring SCR_02_09

Purpose

Monitoring of these two streams will take place in order to comply with the EPA SP-12 measure to show improved water quality conditions. Each stream has had major rehabilitation of the watershed and stream corridor. This monitoring will determine whether or not these streams are meeting their natural attainable use and can subsequently be removed from the state's list of impaired waters. Fish IBI, macroinvertebrate IBI/HBI, and habitat measurements will be collected at several sites on each stream and compared with pre-rehabilitation data. Region staff will collect samples during the sampling season in the calendar year 2008. Additional fish monitoring is expected to be conducted in calendar year 2009.

Objective

In accordance with the SP-12 measure, determine if water quality conditions of these two streams has improved. Determine if these streams are now meeting there attainable use and can be removed from the 303(d) list.

Outcome

Four sites will be monitored on each respective stream. Each site will require two visits (1 for fish IBI/HI and 1 for bugs) Sample collection will be completed in fall, 2008 Fish and habitat data will be entered into the FH database by December, 2008. Macroinvertebrate data will be entered as soon as available. Report will be completed in the fall of 2009 after completion of the second round of fish sampling in summer, 2009.

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

TMDL/303d Projects
Evaluate for Delisting
SCR_02_CMP09
2008
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
Final document (proposal) to remove German Valley Creek in Dane County from the state's list of impaired waters.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Monitor to Evaluate Projects
Each stream [German Valley Creek (909200) and Pleasant Valley Creek(908500)] has had major rehabilitation of the watershed and stream corridor. This monitoring will determine whether or not these streams are meeting their natural attainable use and can subsequently be removed from the state's list of impaired waters.