Watershed - Lower Eau Claire River (LC14)
Lower Eau Claire River Watershed

Details

The Lower Eau Claire River watershed is located almost entirely in Eau Claire County. The watershed is approximately 138,438 acres is size and consists of 414 miles of streams and rivers, 937 acres of lakes and 10,770 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by forests (39%) and agriculture (34%) and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater. Several Wisconsin special concern species of dragonfly have been documented in the Lower Eau Claire River watershed. These insects require clean, fast-moving streams, since the first phase of their life begins in water. The existence of these dragonflies indicates good water quality. Deterioration of water quality would harm these populations.

Date  1996

Nonpoint and Point Sources

A Nonpoint Source Priority Watershed Project is nearing completion in the Lower Eau Claire River watershed. The project's main goal, reducing sediment load to streams, was accomplished by installing riprap along streambanks, bank shaping, seeding, and fencing.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Lower Eau Claire River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Lower Eau Claire River 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
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Eau Claire 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
Eau Claire River
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Eau Claire 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
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Eau Claire 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
11/2/1992
Waters Involved
Altoona Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Altoona P & R District: Lake Altoona/Eau Claire River Sedimentation Study-Phase 1: 1) Develop HEC-2 model of the Eau Claire River upstream and downstream of the proposed sediment trap. 2) Develop a conceptual plan for boat channel and sediment trap.3) Evaluate dredge spoil sites for suitability. 4) Conduct Eau Claire River sediment coring and analyses.5) Disseminate information to the public by newsletter, local newpaper, public meetings, and radio or tv spots.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
1/4/1994
Waters Involved
Altoona Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Altoona P & R District: Lake Altoona Sedimentation Study - Dredge Spoil Site Study: Conduct dredge spoil disposal site evaluations. Conduct a survey of the selected dredge spoil disposal site. Obtain soil borings of selected dredge spoil disposal site. Prepare a preliminary site design. Conduct a value engineering study. Prepare afinal design of boat channel/sediment trap. Information will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, local newspaper articles and public meetings. Project results will be reposited at Eau Claire Land Conservation Conservation Dept., 227 First St.,Altoona.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
5/26/1995
Waters Involved
Altoona Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Altoona P & R District: Lake Altoona Sediment Study-Delta Dredge Design: 1) Produce a detailed bathymetric mapping of the mouth of Lake Altoona. 2) Develop a delta dredge cut design. 3) Complete an environmental assessment. 4) Complete permit applications delta dredging. 5) Complete lake drawdown. 6) Prepare a finalreport which includes tasks 1 - 5 listed above. 7) The grantee will disseminate information to the public by newsletter mailings, public meetings, summary report mailings, a comprehensive management plan, and radio and/or TV spots. The grantee willprovide the Department of Natural Resources with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Project resluts will be reposited at Eau Claire County Land Conservation Dept. 227 First St. W, Altoona, WI.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
5/26/1995
Waters Involved
Altoona Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Altoona P & R District: Lake Altoona Sediment Study-Dewatering Basin Design: 1) Finalize design of dewatering basin. 2) Complete Environmental Assessment. 3) Complete WPDES permit applications. 4) Aquire other necessary approvals for the project. 5) Prepare a final report which will include tasks 1 - 4 listed above.6) The grantee will disseminate information to the public by newsletter mailings, public meetings, summary report mailings, a comprehensive management plan, and radio and/or TV spots. The grantee will provide the Department of Natural Resources with apaper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Project results will be reposited at the Eau Claire County Land Conservation Department, 227 First St. W, Altoon, WI.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
5/26/1995
Waters Involved
Altoona Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Altoona P & R District: Lake Altoona Sediment Study-Sedimt Trap Design, Dredge Specs: 1) Complete final design of the sediment trap. 2) Complete specifications for hydraulic dredging. 3) Complete an environmental assessment. 4) Complete permit applications for the sediment trap. 5) Obtain other approvals and permits necessary forthis project. 6) Prepare a final report which will include tasks 1 - 5 listed above. 7) The grantee will disseminate information to the public by newsletter mailings, public meetings, summary report mailings, a comprehensive management p[lan, andradio and/or TV spots. The grantee will provide the Depatment of Natural Resources with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Project results will be reposited at the Eau Claire County Land Conservation Depatment, 227 First St. W.,Altoona, WI.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Altoona Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Lake Altoona, Task 1 & 3, Fy00: The Eau Claire County Land Conservation Department proposes to contract with the Army Corps of Engineers to perform a limnological assessment of Lake Altoona. Total (three phase) project activities to include: 1) Construction of hydrological budget and evaluation of extrernal loadings and discharges, 2) Water quality monitoring and evaluation of internal loadings from sediments, and 3) Development and issuance of a final report. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both paper and electronic copies of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, newspaper articles, meetings and availability of report at the Altoona Public Library.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Altoona Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Lake Altoona, Task 2, Fy00: The Eau Claire County Land Conservation Department proposes to contract with the Army Corps of Engineers to perform a limnological assessment of Lake Altoona. Total (three phase) project activities to include: 1) Construction of hydrological budget and evaluation of extrernal loadings and discharges, 2) Water quality monitoring and evaluation of internal loadings from sediments, and 3) Development and issuance of a final report. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both paper and electronic copies of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, newspaper articles, meetings and availability of report at the Altoona Public Library.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2000
Waters Involved
Altoona Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Lake Altoona, Aquatic Eco-System Assessment Task 3: The Eau Claire County Land Conservation Department proposes to contract with the Army Corps of Engineers to perform a limnological assessment of Lake Altoona. Total (three phase) project activities to include: 1) Construction of hydrological budget and evaluation of extrernal loadings and discharges, 2) Water quality monitoring and evaluation of internal loadings from sediments, and 3) Development and issuance of a final report. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both paper and electronic copies of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, newspaper articles, meetings and availability of report at the Altoona Public Library.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2000
Waters Involved
Altoona Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Altoona P & R District: Lake Altoona-Lake Map: The Lake Altoona District has an active history of lake protection. Numerous research studies, sponsoring Lake Improvement projects, and undertaking a major dredging project (1996-1997) are some of their accomplishments. They currently are having the Army Corps of Engineers undertake a Limnological Assesment of Lake Altoona.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Altoona Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Eau Claire/Altoona Swat: The Eau Claire County Land Conservation Division proposes to coordinate a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) study in the Lake Eau Claire watershed to evaluate the impact of land management decisions on water quality in Lake Eau Claire and Altoona. Major project elements to include: 1) Data collection, 2) Data analysis, 3) Final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Altoona Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Altoona P & R District: Altoona Mgmt. Plan: The Lake Altoona Rehabilitation & Protection District proposes to develop a comprehensive lake management plan for Lake Altoona in Eau Claire County. Major project elements to include: a) review existing data, b) inventory critical habitat and sensitive shorelines, c) conduct sociological survey, d) develop management plan, and e) final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
9/29/1995
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Eau Claire Association, Inc.: Lake Eau Claire Restoration Feasibility Study: Perform a lake restoration feasibility study that results in a plan and addresses the following: dredging channels in Hay and Muskrat Creek estuaries to restore boat access, reopening channels in the eastern protion of the lake where sloughs and backwaters used to be accessible, dredging out access to the southeast boat landing, and similar activities that could be accomplished over the next 20 years. The study should include:
1. An estimate of the amount of material to be removed from the lake bed.
2. Location of appropriatye disposal sites for the removed material.
3. An estimate of design costs of sand and silt traps and the means to maintain them.
4. An estimate of costs of the initial restoration of the lake bed and the construction of the sand and silt traps.
5. An estimate of maintenance costs and future restoration costs.
6. An analysis of financial assistance programs that may be available to support planned restoration activities.
7. An update of the contour map of the lake.
Prepare a final report summarizing the results of the above tasks.
Disseminate information on the project results to the public by newsletter, fact sheet distribution, entire report mailing, public meeting, summary report mailing, newpaper article, tv/radio spots, and poster display. Amendment 1: Delete: Prepare a final report summarizing the results of the above tasks. Add: Prepare a draft report of the assessment of the situation to be managed.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1996
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Eau Claire Association, Inc.: Eau Claire Lake Dredging Feasibility Study - Phase 2: The Lake Eau Claire Association proposes to conduct a feasibility study to detail the options available for sediment management, including dredging, on Lake Eau Claire. This grant award covers project activities that occur after November 1, 1996. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter mailing, fact sheet distribution, entire report mailing, public meeting, and local newspaper article.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
9/1/1997
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Lake Eau Claire Water Quality Study Task 3 Of 3: Eau Claire County, Land Conservation Division, proposes to conduct a complete evaluation of nutrient loading and water quality study on Lake Eau Claire. The County will enter a partnership involving, Lake Eau Claire Association, Augusta High School Biology Class and the Army Corp of Engineers. This part of the overall three phase project will describe the overall results of the studies and an interpretation of all the data. The following will be included in the report; water quality trends, variations in loading, trophic state index evaluation, and nutrient/seston budgetary information. Also included in the final report will be a modeling evaluation of the impacts of P loading reduction scenarios on chlorophyll a concentrations in Lake Eau Claire. The model used will be BATHTUB (Walker 1987). The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by fact sheets distribution, public meetings, local newspaper articles, TV/radio spots and a poster display.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
9/1/1997
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Lake Eau Claire Water Quality Study Task Ii: Eau Claire County, Land Conservation Division, proposes to conduct an evaluation of internal nutrient loading and water quality study on Lake Eau Claire. Eau County will enter a partnership involving, Lake Eau Claire Association, August High School Biology Class and the Army Corp of Engineers.In-lake stations will be monitored biweekly during ice-free conditions, with samples taken at 1 meter intervals between the surface and the bottom. Phytoplankton samples will also be taken once a month. In-lake samples and sediment core sample will be studied in detail for phosphorous as stated in the application. This is task two of a three part task. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by fact sheet distribution, public meetings, local newspaper articles, TV/radio spots, and a poster display.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1997
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Lake Eau Claire Loadings Task I: Eau Claire County, Land Conservation Division, proposes to conduct
an evaluation of external loadings, discharges and water quality study on Lake Eau Claire. Eau Claire County will enter a partnership involving, Lake Eau Claire Association, August High School Biology Class, and the Army Corp of Engineers. Records of inflows from the Eau Claire River and tributaries and outflows, will be combined with precipitation and lake level records to construct hydrologic and nutrient/susended seston loading budgets for Lake Eau Claire. Loadings will be used for modeling analysis ( Walker 1987). This is task one of a three part task that will need all three part to complete and make the final report. Any payment requests other than the advance payment will need regional sign off and approval.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Eau Claire Lake Study #1 (Model): Eau Claire County proposes to contract with the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a hydraulic and thermal study of Eau Claire Lake. Major elements to include 1) review of existing bathymetric lake map, tributary flow and temperature data and corresponding meteorological data, 2) development of two dimensional reservoir thermal and hydraulic simulation model. Information to be used in final report to be shared with the public via Lake Association Newsletter and meetings.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Eau Claire Lake Study #2 (Report): Eau Claire County proposes to contract with the Army Corps of Engineers for completion of a final report on a two dimensional reservoir thermal and hydraulic simulation model that will be used to consider alternate scenarios for directing the outflow from Lake Eau Claire. Major project elements to include 1) data analysis, and 2) final report. The report will be shared with the public via the Eau Claire Lake Association newsletter, and through association meetings.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Eau Claire/Altoona Swat: The Eau Claire County Land Conservation Division proposes to coordinate a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) study in the Lake Eau Claire watershed to evaluate the impact of land management decisions on water quality in Lake Eau Claire and Altoona. Major project elements to include: 1) Data collection, 2) Data analysis, 3) Final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Eau Claire Lake Plan: The Eau Claire County Land Conservation Division, in conjunction with the Lake Eau Claire District and Association, Beaver Creek Reserve Citizen Science Center and other partners, proposes to develop a lake management plan for Lake Eau Claire in Eau Claire County. Major project elements to include: 1) compilation of existing watershed modeling, other studies and surveys, 2) socialogical survey of watershed residents, 3) Sensitive area, critical resource surveys, 4) Development of lake management plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Eau Claire River
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Eau Claire/Altoona Swat: The Eau Claire County Land Conservation Division proposes to coordinate a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) study in the Lake Eau Claire watershed to evaluate the impact of land management decisions on water quality in Lake Eau Claire and Altoona. Major project elements to include: 1) Data collection, 2) Data analysis, 3) Final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Eau Claire River
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Eau Claire Lake Plan: The Eau Claire County Land Conservation Division, in conjunction with the Lake Eau Claire District and Association, Beaver Creek Reserve Citizen Science Center and other partners, proposes to develop a lake management plan for Lake Eau Claire in Eau Claire County. Major project elements to include: 1) compilation of existing watershed modeling, other studies and surveys, 2) socialogical survey of watershed residents, 3) Sensitive area, critical resource surveys, 4) Development of lake management plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Eau Claire River
Status
Complete

Lake Altoona P & R District: Altoona Mgmt. Plan: The Lake Altoona Rehabilitation & Protection District proposes to develop a comprehensive lake management plan for Lake Altoona in Eau Claire County. Major project elements to include: a) review existing data, b) inventory critical habitat and sensitive shorelines, c) conduct sociological survey, d) develop management plan, and e) final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Eau Claire/Altoona Swat: The Eau Claire County Land Conservation Division proposes to coordinate a Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) study in the Lake Eau Claire watershed to evaluate the impact of land management decisions on water quality in Lake Eau Claire and Altoona. Major project elements to include: 1) Data collection, 2) Data analysis, 3) Final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Eau Claire Lake Plan: The Eau Claire County Land Conservation Division, in conjunction with the Lake Eau Claire District and Association, Beaver Creek Reserve Citizen Science Center and other partners, proposes to develop a lake management plan for Lake Eau Claire in Eau Claire County. Major project elements to include: 1) compilation of existing watershed modeling, other studies and surveys, 2) socialogical survey of watershed residents, 3) Sensitive area, critical resource surveys, 4) Development of lake management plan.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Eau Claire Association, Inc.: Eau Claire Map: The Lake Eau Claire Association proposes to update its Bathymetric map of Lake Eau Claire in Eau Claire County, last updated in 1993. Major project elements to include: 1) Data collection, 2) Map development 3) Map printing and distribution.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Eau Claire River
Status
Complete

Lake Eau Claire Association, Inc.: Eau Claire Map: The Lake Eau Claire Association proposes to update its Bathymetric map of Lake Eau Claire in Eau Claire County, last updated in 1993. Major project elements to include: 1) Data collection, 2) Map development 3) Map printing and distribution.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Lake Eau Claire Association, Inc.: Eau Claire Map: The Lake Eau Claire Association proposes to update its Bathymetric map of Lake Eau Claire in Eau Claire County, last updated in 1993. Major project elements to include: 1) Data collection, 2) Map development 3) Map printing and distribution.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Beaver Creek
Status
Complete

Friends Of Beaver Creek Reserve, Inc.: Eau Claire Mussel, Monitor: The Friends of Beaver Creek Reserve proposes to partner with resource professionals and train citizen volunteers to survey streams throughout Eau Claire County for the presence of mussel species. Major project elements to include: 1) Citizen recruitment and training, 2) Mussel surveys, 3) Water access identification, 4) GPS mapping, 5) Water quality sampling, 6) Data analysis and reporting.


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
Lower Eau Claire River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Action Migrated from WATERS
 
Date
Status
District Water Resources Management and Solid and Hazardous Waste Management staff should continue to pursue appropriate regulatory actions through the Pope & Talbot landfill license to ensure Sixmile Creek and groundwater are protected (Type B)
1/1/2010
Proposed
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Habitat Restoration - Instream
 
Date
Status
Bears Grass Creek Study in 2005 following up from the PWS project in 1993 recommended instream habitat improvements to better support coldwater fish species and macroinvertebrates.
12/1/2009
Proposed
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Jackson
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Chippewa
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Aquatic Biology
Monitor biology on WBIC: 5015040
Date
Status
Conduct biological (mIBI or fIBI) monitoring on Unnamed, WBIC: 5015040, AU:5722329
5/21/2016
Proposed
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Eau Claire River TP
Date
Status
Category 2. 2018 TP Results: May Exceed. Station: 10029179. AU: 6931339.
1/1/2018
Proposed
 
Nine Key Element Plan
Eau Claire Nine Key Element Plan
Date
Status
Healthy Soil and Healthy Waters: a community Strategy for the Eau Claire River Watershed is a nine key element plan that was approved by DNR and USEPA in 2017. This plan will expire in 2027.
8/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Lower Eau Claire River WatershedWatershed History Note

The City of Augusta is located in the Lower Eau Claire River watershed and is home to the Dells Mill School, a one room school house built in 1866. The school was used as an elementary school for grades 1 through 8. Class sizes ranged from 0 to 6 students. One class level was instructed at a time, usually at the front of the one room while the other students studied or used the library. The school housed up to 36 students, making it overcrowded. The "library" was at the back of the room, with bookcases about 6 feet high, about half of the width of the building. Most students walked or road bikes to school each day. During these times few male students completed grade school, most of them were kept on the farm to support the family’s livelihood. The one room schools peppered rural Wisconsin from the late 19th Century until the mid-20th centuries. Even fewer students passed from the rural grade school to high school. The Dells Mill School building was purchased by a local business man in the 1970's. It was moved to the east side of the Dells Pond and used as a tool building. It was later resold and became part of the Augusta Wisconsin Dells Mill Historic Properties.

Date  2010