Silver Spring PI Project - Water Chemistry SCR_09_CMP12

Purpose

Silver Spring Creek in Lafayette County is on the state's list of impaired waters due to habitat degradation from sediment. In 2010, a project was initiated to monitor phosphorus and sediment loads entering the stream. The project will then look to manage upland sources of sediment and nutrients in order to improve water quality and eventually remove the site from the impaired waters list. This project specifically looks to continue monitoring of sediment and nutrient loads at 5 sites in the watershed during the growing season in accordance with WISCALM guidance.

Objective

Since there is no USGS gauging station on this stream. water chemistry data will be necessary to determine the success of this project. This proposal continues collection of water chemistry data in accordance with WISCALM guidance and expands it to include several contributing tributaries in the watershed.

Outcome

5 sites will be assessed once per month during the growing season (May - October). Total suspended sediment, phosphorus, and the nitrogen series will be analyzed. Data will be entered into SWIMS.

Study Design

5 sites will be assessed once per month during the growing season (May - October). Total suspended sediment, phosphorus, and the nitrogen series will be analyzed. Data will be entered into SWIMS.

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

TMDL/303d Projects
Refine Load Estimates
SCR_09_CMP12
2011
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
 
Activities & Recommendations
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
SWIMS Stations: 10031346, 10014194,10031350, 10031345, 10014238