Watershed - Wilson Creek (LC04)
Wilson Creek Watershed

Details

The 245-square mile Wilson Creek watershed contains many sources of polluted runoff documented to harm surface waters. The main problem in this watershed is streambank pasturing, whlch degrades in-stream habitat and increases the levels of bacteria in the stream. Streambank grazing may also contribute to increased stream temperatures by reducing the amount of shade. The Red Cedar River below Lake Menornin supported blue sucker (threatened), crystal darter (endangered), american eel (special concern in Wisconsin), and lake sturgeon (protected) 20 to 30 years ago. There is no recent data on all these species. Fish managers observed numerous bluesucker in the fragmented limestone area of the lower Red Cedar River in 1992 (IZngel 1994).

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Wilson Creek Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Wilson Creek Watershed is located primarily in the Western Coulee and Ridges Ecological Landscape in southwestern and west central Wisconsin which is characterized by its highly eroded, driftless topography and relatively extensive forested landscape. Soils are silt loams (loess) and sandy loams over sandstone residuum over dolomite. Several large rivers including the Wisconsin, Mississippi, Chippewa, Kickapoo and Black flow through or border the Ecological Landscape. Historical vegetation consisted of southern hardwood forests, oak savanna, scattered prairies, and floodplain forests and marshes along the major rivers. With Euro-American settlement, most of the land on ridgetops and valley bottoms was cleared of oak savanna, prairie, and level forest for agriculture. The steep slopes between valley bottom and ridgetop, unsuitable for raising crops, grew into oak-dominated forests after the ubiquitous presettlement wildfires were suppressed. Current vegetation is a mix of forest (40%), agriculture, and grassland with some wetlands in the river valleys. The primary forest cover is oak-hickory (51%) dominated by oak species and shagbark hickory. Maple-basswood forests (28%), dominated by sugar maple, basswood and red maple, are common in areas that were not subjected to repeated presettlement wildfires. Bottomland hardwoods (10%) are common in the valley bottoms of major rivers and are dominated by silver maple, ashes, elms, cottonwood, and red maple. Relict conifer forests including white pine, hemlock and yellow birch are a rarer natural community in the cooler, steep, north slope microclimates.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Hay River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Tainter-Menomin Clean Boats: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Association proposes to establish a comprehensive education and prevention program to reduce or stop the spread of aquatic invasive species to Tainter and Menomin Lakes in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: 1) Training and equipping of Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers to do education and monitoring at boat landings, 2) Development and placement of signage.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Menomin
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Tainter-Menomin Clean Boats: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Association proposes to establish a comprehensive education and prevention program to reduce or stop the spread of aquatic invasive species to Tainter and Menomin Lakes in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: 1) Training and equipping of Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers to do education and monitoring at boat landings, 2) Development and placement of signage.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Tainter-Menomin Clean Boats: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Association proposes to establish a comprehensive education and prevention program to reduce or stop the spread of aquatic invasive species to Tainter and Menomin Lakes in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: 1) Training and equipping of Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers to do education and monitoring at boat landings, 2) Development and placement of signage.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Sinking Creek
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Tainter-Menomin Clean Boats: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Association proposes to establish a comprehensive education and prevention program to reduce or stop the spread of aquatic invasive species to Tainter and Menomin Lakes in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: 1) Training and equipping of Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers to do education and monitoring at boat landings, 2) Development and placement of signage.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Tainter-Menomin Clean Boats: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Association proposes to establish a comprehensive education and prevention program to reduce or stop the spread of aquatic invasive species to Tainter and Menomin Lakes in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: 1) Training and equipping of Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers to do education and monitoring at boat landings, 2) Development and placement of signage.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Hay River
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Dunn County proposes to amend or create a shoreland zoning ordinance that complies with the requirements of NR 115, Wisconsin Administrative Code (as revised effective February 1, 2010) and retain existing regulations that exceed the water resource protections of NR 115 or are specific or unique to local needs.

Project deliverables include: 1. Copies of any fact sheets or handouts created for public hearings. 2. A summary of the comments received at public hearings. 3. A certified copy of the County Board-approved updated shoreland ordinance or ordinance language (if integrated into other codes). 4. Any GIS maps of the shoreland zone or shoreland condition surveys related to the project.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports or surveys generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Dunn County proposes to amend or create a shoreland zoning ordinance that complies with the requirements of NR 115, Wisconsin Administrative Code (as revised effective February 1, 2010) and retain existing regulations that exceed the water resource protections of NR 115 or are specific or unique to local needs.

Project deliverables include: 1. Copies of any fact sheets or handouts created for public hearings. 2. A summary of the comments received at public hearings. 3. A certified copy of the County Board-approved updated shoreland ordinance or ordinance language (if integrated into other codes). 4. Any GIS maps of the shoreland zone or shoreland condition surveys related to the project.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports or surveys generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Sinking Creek
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Dunn County proposes to amend or create a shoreland zoning ordinance that complies with the requirements of NR 115, Wisconsin Administrative Code (as revised effective February 1, 2010) and retain existing regulations that exceed the water resource protections of NR 115 or are specific or unique to local needs.

Project deliverables include: 1. Copies of any fact sheets or handouts created for public hearings. 2. A summary of the comments received at public hearings. 3. A certified copy of the County Board-approved updated shoreland ordinance or ordinance language (if integrated into other codes). 4. Any GIS maps of the shoreland zone or shoreland condition surveys related to the project.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports or surveys generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Dunn County proposes to amend or create a shoreland zoning ordinance that complies with the requirements of NR 115, Wisconsin Administrative Code (as revised effective February 1, 2010) and retain existing regulations that exceed the water resource protections of NR 115 or are specific or unique to local needs.

Project deliverables include: 1. Copies of any fact sheets or handouts created for public hearings. 2. A summary of the comments received at public hearings. 3. A certified copy of the County Board-approved updated shoreland ordinance or ordinance language (if integrated into other codes). 4. Any GIS maps of the shoreland zone or shoreland condition surveys related to the project.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports or surveys generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Hay River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Dunn Co. Erosion Plan: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Assocaition proposes to contract with Inter-fluve, Inc.to develop plans for remediation of river bank erosion and habitat improvement along the Red Cedar River in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: a) analysis of existing data, b) partnership team meetings, c) surveying and waterway access mapping, d) erosion control design, e) cost estimates, and f) implementation plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lake Menomin
Status
Complete

City Of Menomonie: Lake Menomin Planning Project: The City of Menomonie proposes to gather information necessary to prepare a baseline water quality data for Lake Menomin and ultimately strive for a comprehensive lake management plan.

The project activities include: 1) water quality lab analysis, 2) sediment analysis,sensitive area and macrophyte study, 3) map lake watershed sub watershed boundaries 4) sociological survey of landowners, lake users, community members and district members.

Information collected will be disseminated to the public through news releases, public meetings, presentations and a summary mailing to Lake Menomin shore owners and City Staff. The Department will be provided with an electronic and paper copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2003
Waters Involved
Lake Menomin
Status
Complete

City Of Menomonie: Lake Menomin 2 - Phase 1: The City of Menomonie will conduct water quality monitoring at five sample sites per location and sampling frequency described in the project study design; a sociological survey will be completed for all riparian property owners. Project deliverables will be to provide WDNR with all data collected and data summaries in both electronic and hard copy. The results of the sociological survey will also be compiled and presented in a summary report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2012
Waters Involved
Lake Menomin
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Dunn Shoreland Zone Implementation: Dunn County proposes to inventory riparian property ownership, compliance with county buffer standards, and sites providing public access to Lake Eau Galle, Lake Tainter, the Red Cedar River and unincorporated areas on Lake Menomin. Major project elements to include: a) Inventory of shoreline properties and water access points, and b) education and outreach.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Dunn Co. Erosion Plan: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Assocaition proposes to contract with Inter-fluve, Inc.to develop plans for remediation of river bank erosion and habitat improvement along the Red Cedar River in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: a) analysis of existing data, b) partnership team meetings, c) surveying and waterway access mapping, d) erosion control design, e) cost estimates, and f) implementation plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Sinking Creek
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Dunn Co. Erosion Plan: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Assocaition proposes to contract with Inter-fluve, Inc.to develop plans for remediation of river bank erosion and habitat improvement along the Red Cedar River in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: a) analysis of existing data, b) partnership team meetings, c) surveying and waterway access mapping, d) erosion control design, e) cost estimates, and f) implementation plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
12/20/1990
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Tainter Lake Nutrient Loading & Phosphorus Reduction Study: 1) Determine nutrient loading to Tainter Lake from each of two contributing watersheds; the South Fork Hay River Watershed, and the Pine Creek and Red Cedar River Watershed. Project will involve remote sensing using aerial photography and analysisthrough a computerized Geographic Information System (GIS). Animal unit concentrations and their locations will be used as an index. Relative phosphorus loads will be projected by watershed. Two representative subwatersheds will undergo a more detailedland use analysis. 2) Determine landowner willingness to volintarily cooperate in phosphorus reduction by a random mailing of questionaires in both watersheds. The watershed selected for a concentrated effort at phosphorus reduction will have aquestionnaire sent to every landowner. 3) Final report will be prepared to include; - which watershed is the greater contributor of phosphorus to Tainter Lake, -whether landowners are willing to voluntarily cooperate with cleanup, - an array of resoucemaps, (topographic, solis, land use, etc.). Data reporting format to be worked out in consultation with Buzz Sorge, DNR district contact. Project results will be reposited at the Dunn County Land Conservation Dept. and the DNR District Office. Amendment 2: establish a school electronic bulletin board system on water quality and monitor phosphorus loading from Jerome Foods turkey manaure disposal practices. Amendment 4: develop 2 shoreline landscaping demonstration projects, include mailing costs for the lake related educational information.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/3/1995
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Lake Tainter Sociological Survey & Educationl Strategies Dev: Establish baseline survey data on Landowner's knowledge of water quality, horticulture practices, construction site erosion and septic systems. Educate lakeshore owners on shoreline zoning, lake and water ecology, good horticulture practices, how septicsystems work, and the importance of household water testing and the interpretation of those results. Conduct 100 household water testing samples and interpret the results showing what action can be taken to improve drinking water quality.Conduct workshops for local officials, contractors dealing with water issues. Design educational exhibits relating water quality to be used in the Lake Tainter area.Disseminate information to the public by neewsletter mailings, fact sheet distributions, public meetings, summary report mailings, newpaper articles, poster displays, and lake fair and county fair exhibits.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1998
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Tainter: Twn. Of Tainter Land Use Plan #1, Dunn Co.: Town of Tainter, Dunn County, proposes to develop a comprehensive land use plan to address land use and water quality issues. Project activities would include 1) Inventory of existing land uses, 2) Inventory of physical and biological characteristics, 3) Demographic analysis of town population, 4) Inventory of existing land and resource protection programs. Information regarding the plan and its development will be shared with the general public through a series of public meetings, newspaper articles and distribution of a comprehensive management plan. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1998
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Tainter: Twn. Of Tainter Land Use Plan #2, Dunn Co.: Town of Tainter, Dunn County, proposes to develop a comprehensive land use plan to address land use and water quality issues. Project activities would include 1) Drafting of comprehensive land use plan designating appropriate land uses to protect water quality of Tainter Lake and associated water bodies. Information regarding the plan and its development will be shared with the general public through a series of public meetings, newspaper articles and distribution of a comprehensive management plan. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2003
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Menomonie: Tainter Lake Planning Project - Phase 2: The City Menomonie will conduct water quality monitoring at three sample sites per location and sampling frequency described in the project study design and a sociological survey will be completed for all riparian property owners. Project deliverables will be to provide WDNR with all data collected and data summaries in both electronic and hardcopy. The results of the sociological survey will also be compiled and presented in a summary report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Tainter Mapping-Sedimentation Study: The Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association, in cooperation with the Dunn County Land Conservation Dept. and the UW-Eau Claire Geography Dept., proposes to study to causes and effects of sedimentation on the upper end of Tainter Lake.

Major project elements to include: 1) Streambank erosion inventory, 2) stabalization priority determination, 3) cropland soil loss analysis, 4) lake mapping, 5) dredging analysis, 6) public visioning meeting.

Project results to be shared with the public via the visioning meeting. (Std. report approval, formats for Dept. info)


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2012
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Dunn Shoreland Zone Implementation: Dunn County proposes to inventory riparian property ownership, compliance with county buffer standards, and sites providing public access to Lake Eau Galle, Lake Tainter, the Red Cedar River and unincorporated areas on Lake Menomin. Major project elements to include: a) Inventory of shoreline properties and water access points, and b) education and outreach.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Dunn Co. Erosion Plan: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Assocaition proposes to contract with Inter-fluve, Inc.to develop plans for remediation of river bank erosion and habitat improvement along the Red Cedar River in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: a) analysis of existing data, b) partnership team meetings, c) surveying and waterway access mapping, d) erosion control design, e) cost estimates, and f) implementation plan.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Hay River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Menomin Map: The Tainter-Menomin Improvement Association proposes to commission production of a bathymetric map of Lake Menomin in Dunn County, produce and distribute 6,000 copies, and make the map available via CD and the association web site.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Lake Menomin
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Red Cedar Basin Organization Development: The Tainter- Menomin Lake Improvement Association proposes to help develop the Red Cedar River Basin Partnership, Inc. in efforts to promote group formation, education, and strategic planning for the Red Cedar River Basin. Project activities include: 1) Promoting organizational development activities, 2) develop a phosphorus managment strategy for the Red Cedar Basin, 3) Inform and educate county and other local units of government on the Red Cedar River Basin, and 4) develop a network among lake and river groups.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Project results will be desseminated to the public through a local newsletter, brochures and activities.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lake Menomin
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Lake Tainter/Menomin Demonstration Project: The Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association, Inc. proposes to select a residence on Lake Tainter or Lake Menomin on which to model Best Management Practices and designs of shoreland landscaping.

Project activities include: 1) Photos taken of the site, 2) Consultant and landowner meet to outline the design and process for implementation, 3) Continue with PR via local news, 4) Plantings completed under direction of consultant, 5) Guests invited to observe demonstration site by boat, and 6) Continued oversight of vegetative process by landowner.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper and electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public through local newspapers, presentations, and tours of the demonstration site.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Menomin
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Menomin Map: The Tainter-Menomin Improvement Association proposes to commission production of a bathymetric map of Lake Menomin in Dunn County, produce and distribute 6,000 copies, and make the map available via CD and the association web site.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Menomin Map: The Tainter-Menomin Improvement Association proposes to commission production of a bathymetric map of Lake Menomin in Dunn County, produce and distribute 6,000 copies, and make the map available via CD and the association web site.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Sinking Creek
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Menomin Map: The Tainter-Menomin Improvement Association proposes to commission production of a bathymetric map of Lake Menomin in Dunn County, produce and distribute 6,000 copies, and make the map available via CD and the association web site.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2002
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Proposed

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Lake Tainter/Menomin Demonstration Project: The Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association, Inc. proposes to select a residence on Lake Tainter or Lake Menomin on which to model Best Management Practices and designs of shoreland landscaping.

Project activities include: 1) Photos taken of the site, 2) Consultant and landowner meet to outline the design and process for implementation, 3) Continue with PR via local news, 4) Plantings completed under direction of consultant, 5) Guests invited to observe demonstration site by boat, and 6) Continued oversight of vegetative process by landowner.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper and electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public through local newspapers, presentations, and tours of the demonstration site.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Menomin Map: The Tainter-Menomin Improvement Association proposes to commission production of a bathymetric map of Lake Menomin in Dunn County, produce and distribute 6,000 copies, and make the map available via CD and the association web site.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Urban Construction
Date
1/1/2001
Waters Involved
Wilson Creek
Status
Complete

City Of Menomonie: Wilson Creek Rehabilitation: to provide 50% cost-sharing for construction & land acquisition for WQ improvements on Wilson Creek in the City of Menomonie


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Construction
Date
1/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Menomonie: East Menomonie Wq Project: To install water quality runoff management practices within the hospital sub-watershed to control sedimentation loading into Lake Menomin, practices to consist of two detention basins and re-engineering of the conveyance ravine.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lake Menomin
Status
Complete

City Of Menomonie: Stormwater Management Master Plan: To cost-share @70% development of a stormwater master plan, a stormwater ordinance, and a stormwater utility district.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2007
Waters Involved
Wilson Creek
Status
Complete

City Of Menomonie: Stormwater Utility Creation: To cost-share development & implementation of a storm water utility for the City, including creation of authorizing ordinances and establishment of a public education program.


Grant Details
River Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2003
Waters Involved
Gilbert Creek
Status
Complete

Trout Unlimited-Wi Clear Waters Chapter: Gilbert Creek Watershed Management: Trout Unlimited, Ojibleau Chapter, proposes to restore trout habitat in a 3,300 ft. section of Gilbert Creek and a 330 ft. stretch of a tributary stream, both in the Town of Lucas in Dunn County.

Major project elements incude: 1) bank stabalization, 2) placement of lunker structures, 3) removal of remnants of a spring house, 4) and installation of a gravel crossing or culvert to improve fish migration.


Grant Details
River Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2004
Waters Involved
Gilbert Creek
Status
Complete

Trout Unlimited-Wi Clear Waters Chapter: Gilbert Creek Restoration #2: The Ojibleau Chapter of Trout Unlimited proposes to restore 4000 feet of trout stream. Major project elements to include: 1) reshaping and stabalization of eroded streambanks, 2) dredging of silted-in pools, 3) improvement of streamflow from feeder creek, and 4) placement of wiers and lunker structures.


Monitoring & Projects

Projects including grants, restoration work and studies shown below have occurred in this watershed. Click the links below to read through the text. While these are not an exhaustive list of activities, they provide insight into the management activities happening in this watershed.

Grants and Management Projects
Wilson Creek Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Pierce
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Aquatic Biology
Monitor biology on WBIC: 5013382
Date
Status
Conduct biological (mIBI or fIBI) monitoring on Unnamed, WBIC: 5013382, AU:3994749
5/21/2016
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
2063500 name Red Cedar River TMDL ID 281 Start Mile 16.48 End Mile 18.8
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
2063500 name Red Cedar River TMDL ID 381 Start Mile 28.72 End Mile 73.6
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
10/25/2011
Proposed
 
TMDL Implementation
Lakes Menomin and Tainter
Date
Status
Phosphorus TMDLs for Lakes Menomin and Tainter
7/1/2009
In Progress
Projects
 
TMDL Implementation
 
Date
Status
Phosphorus TMDLs for Lakes Menomin and Tainter are currently in draf
7/1/2009
In Progress
 
Wilson Creek WatershedWatershed History Note

The City of Menomonie in Dunn County is located within the Wilson Creek Watershed. One of the city’s most beautiful buildings is The Mabel Tainter Theater, originally named the Mabel Tainter Memorial Building, which is a historic landmark in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and is registered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The building was commissioned by Captain and Mrs. Andrew Tainter to honor their late-daughter Mabel Tainter, who died in 1886 at age 19. The lumber baron's daughter had enjoyed music and the arts, so the building was designed to serve those pursuits and no expense was spared by the parents. Designed by Harvey Ellis, the building was completed in 1889. The exterior stone is Dunnville sandstone quarried from along the Red Cedar River. Ellis used Moorish influences in addition to the Romanesque style that guided most of his work. The interior contains hand-stenciled walls and ceilings, marble staircase and floors, stained glass windows, four fireplaces, brass fixtures and walnut and oak woodwork. The building still has its original pipe organ, with a total of 1597 pipes and 28 stops; originally water-powered, it was eventually converted to electric power and completely restored. The building included both an ornate 313-seat theater and a reading room. The facility is home to the Menomonie Theatre Guild. The Reading Room was originally part of the Menomonie Public Library; the library moved in 1986, but the room remains a public reading room with various periodicals. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, is a charter member of the League of Historic American Theatres and a designated Wisconsin Historical Marker Site.

Date  2010