Pigeon River 303(d) Verification SER_03_09

Purpose

Project Description: The purpose of this project is to determine if the Pigeon River below the Village of Howards Grove should be classified as an impaired waterway. The Department received citizen complaints regarding the water quality of the Pigeon River in the summer of 2007. Staff observed significant algae and other aquatic plant growthin the area below Howards Grove during this time period. The proposed base flow monitoring of the Pigeon River in this vicinity will provide additional data and will allow for an evaluation of whether this segment of the Pigeon River should be classified as an impaired waterway. Water samples will be collected from two sites. A total of eight (8) samples will be collected from the Pigeon River during base flow from July through September. Instantaneous water quality, one diel DO in August, and stream flow will also be collected during each sample event.

Objective

Project Justification: The projest will help provide valuable information for SER staff to evaluate and determine if the Pigeon River downstream of the Village of Howards Grove should be classified as an impaired waterway.

Outcome

Performance Measures: These are milestones that will be reported on in the Division Quarterly Report. Please estimate dates in a manner that encourages success. 1) Number of sample sites associated with the project. Two (2) 2) Number of sampling events associated with project. Three (3) 3) Estimated date when sample collection will be complete. October 1, 2008 4) Estimated date when all data will be entered into appropriate database. December 31, 2008 5) Estimated date when final report will be complete. June 30, 2009

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

TMDL/303d Projects
Identify Impaired Waters
SER_03_CMP09
2008
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
Investigation of Eutrophication on the Pigeon River, Village of Howards Grove, Sheboygan County.