Fish and Aquatic Life
Unnamed Creek(T22n,R20e,S31), in the East River Watershed, is a 11.31 mile river that falls in Brown County. This river is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Wisconsin has over 84,000 miles of streams, 15,000 lakes and milllions of acres of wetlands. Assessing the condition of this vast amount of water is challenging. The state's water monitoring program uses a media-based, cross-program approach to analyze water condition. An updated monitoring strategy (2015-2020) is now available.
Compliance with Clean Water Act fishable, swimmable standards are located in the Executive Summary of Water Condition in 2016 . See also 'monitoring' and 'projects'.
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Wisconsin's Water Quality Standards provide qualitative and quantitative goals for waters that are protective of Fishable, Swimmable conditions [Learn more]. Waters that do not meet water quality standards are considered impaired and restoration actions are planned and carried out until the water is once again fishable and swimmable
Management goals can include creation and implementation of a Total Maximum Daily Load Analysis, habitat restoration work, partnership education and outreach and more. If specific recommendations exist for this water, they will be displayed below.
Monitoring the condition of a river, stream, or lake includes gathering physical, chemical, biological, and habitat data. Comprehensive studies often gather all these parameters in great detail, while lighter assessment events will involve sampling physical, chemical and biological data such as macroinvertebrates. Aquatic macroinvertebrates and fish communities integrate watershed or catchment condition, providing great insight into overall ecosystem health. Chemical and habitat parameters tell researchers more about human induced problems including contaminated runoff, point source dischargers, or habitat issues that foster or limit the potential of aquatic communities to thrive in a given area. Wisconsin's Water Monitoring Strategy was recenty updated.
Grants and Management Projects
|WBIC||Official Waterbody Name||Station ID||Station Name||Earliest Fieldwork Date||Latest Fieldwork Date||View Station||View Data|
|120500||Unnamed||053527||East River Tributary - Below Sth 96 Woebeck Farm||10/7/1992||10/25/1994||Map||Data|
|120500||Unnamed||10016503||East River - E. River Below Hwy 57 South Of Green Leaf.||Map||Data|
|120500||Unnamed||10049246||UNT to East River 10m US Bunker Hill Rd||Map||Data|
|120500||Unnamed||10049245||UNT to East River 30m US STH 96||Map||Data|
|120500||Unnamed||053535||East River - Unn Trib To Ledge Top Dr||6/6/1979||10/25/1994||Map||Data|
|120500||Unnamed||053537||East River Unnamed Trib To - Hwy 96||11/16/1979||10/25/1994||Map||Data|
|120500||Unnamed||10016533||East River - Upstream From Hwy 57 Bridge.||4/23/1986||4/23/1986||Map||Data|
|120500||Unnamed||10016523||Unnamed Tributary To East Ri - W4 - Below Hwy 57-32||4/23/1986||5/5/1993||Map||Data|
|120500||Unnamed||10016534||East River - Upstream From Hwy 57 Bridge.||Map||Data|
|120500||Unnamed||10015843||Unnamed Trib. To East River - W2 - 30 Ft Below First Waterfall||5/5/1993||5/5/1993||Map||Data|
|120500||Unnamed||10017224||Trib. To East River-100 Feet Above Bridge Off Fair Rd.||11/16/1979||9/16/2017||Map||Data|
|120500||Unnamed||10016504||East River - E. River Below Hwy 57 South Of Green Leaf.||Map||Data|
Unnamed is located in the East River watershed which is 206.32 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (56%), suburban (21%) and a mix of urban (8%) and other uses (16%). This watershed has 432.18 stream miles, 7,625.39 lake acres and 6,193.00 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked High for runoff impacts on streams, Not Available for runoff impacts on lakes and High for runoff impacts on groundwater and therefore has an overall rank of High. This value can be used in ranking the watershed or individual waterbodies for grant funding under state and county programs.However, all waters are affected by diffuse pollutant sources regardless of initial water quality. Applications for specific runoff projects under state or county grant programs may be pursued. For more information, go to surface water program grants.