ROCK RIVER COALITION, INC: Rock River/Horicon Marsh Sampling Project Pt. 3

Purpose

The Rock River Coalition, Inc. will sponsor a River Planning project to collect data and to provide information that demonstrate that the installation of conservation practices in the watershed results in improved water quality. Project deliverables include: 1.) summary of water quality findings, 2.) compare concentration and loads of suspended sediments and nutrients between sites and data collected in 1998-2000. The data that is being collected will be used to compare with previous data. The water quality data, along with future biological data, will be used to determine if the impaired waters have improved and if so to an extent where the water bodies can be removed from the 303d list. 3.) Summary of implemented point and nonpoint practices. The project includes a tracking component using GIS mapping that tracks all practices implemented in the watershed. These maps, along with the data comparison information will show where practices have been installed and whether or not the project has been successful. 4.) The project includes an education effort to inform landowners and other stakeholders that the installation of ag nonpoint practices to reduce nutrient and sediment inputs to the Horicon marsh watershed does improve water quality and the quality of the River. The improved water quality data that is collected will be presented through various meetings and media to show that practices installed were successful.

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

River Grant
River Planning Grant
RP-219-12
2011
Complete
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
The Rock River Coalition, Inc. will sponsor a River Planning project to collect data and to provide information that demonstrate that the installation of conservation practices in the watershed results in improved water quality.
Rivers Planning Grant
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Educate Lake Residents
Information and Education
Informational Meetings
Issue News/Media Release
 
Waters