Wisconsin River 2013 HUC 12 Data Gap Analysis - WCR_18_CMP13B

Purpose

In 2012 Water Resources staff collected total phosphorus samples at 96 stream sites in the Wisconsin River Basin. A total of six growing season samples (May through October) were collected to assess total phosphorus concentrations at a HUC 12 level. Application of the current WISCALM guidance indicated that 12 stream segments were exceeding high in total phosphorus and will be recommended for listing on the 2014 303d impaired waters list. An additional five sites exceeded the total phosphorus criteria and have poor macroinvertebrate IBIs. These sites will also be recommended for 303d listing as a result of biological impairment and total phosphorus exceedence. Additional monitoring is proposed for 2013 at sites that require another year of total phosphorus data and at sites lacking biological data. Total phosphorus sampling was not completed throughout the growing season at 10 sites due to dry stream conditions caused by the 2012 drought. These sites will be sampled in 2013. Total phosphorus sampling will also be completed for another summer at 21 sites because results from data collected in 2012 were not conclusive. Therefore a total of 31 sites will be sampled for total phosphorus. Macroinvertebrate samples will be collected at 33 sites to assess biological conditions at all sites with total phosphorus data. Biological confirmation is required to assess impairment at sites where total phosphorus exeeds the State's criteria but is less than 2x the criteria. If total phosphorus is more than 2x the critera biological confirmation is not required. Staff in Western, Eastern and Southern District will complete the monitoring.

Objective

The objective of this study is to collect followup total phosphorus and macroinvertebrate data at sites monitored in 2012 where additional data is needed to make an impairment decision. When data has been uploaded to SWIMS it will be analyzed to make impairment decisions for the 2016 integrated report.

Outcome

There are 31 total phosphorus and 33 macoinvertebrate sites to be sampled for this project. Total phosphorus will be collected at each site monthly through the growing season (May through October) for a total of 186 samples. 62 total phosphorus samples in FY 13 124 total phosphorus samples in FY14 Macroinvertebrate samples will be collected at 33 sites during the fall of FY14. Data collected will be used to make impairment decisions for the 2016 Integrated Report. The data will be automatically uploaded to SWIMS

QA Measures

Run Project Summary Report

TMDL/303d Projects
Monitor Listed Waters
WCR_18_CMP13B
2013
Active
 
Reports and Documents
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
Regional DNR water quality biologists requested volunteers help them collect data at stations they must monitor for phosphorus for a variety of reasons. As a result, volunteers are collecting phosphorus data in the Sugar River, Willow Creek and nearby watersheds, Big Eau Pleine, and Wisconsin River Watersheds.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Monitor or Propose 303(d) Listing
Impairment monitoring within the Wisconsin River TMDL