Watershed - Crossman Creek and Little Baraboo River (LW23)
Crossman Creek and Little Baraboo River Watershed

Details

The Crossman Creek and Little Baraboo River Watershed lies in northwestern Sauk County, southern Juneau County, northeastern Richland County, and the southeast corner of Vernon County. It is also in the driftless, or unglaciated region of Wisconsin. The watershed includes the main stem of the Baraboo River from Wonewoc to Reedsburg. The dominant land use in the watershed is agriculture. Forest and grassland also cover a large portion of the watershed.

Date  2002

Population, Land Use

Overall population in the watershed for 2000 was estimated to be around 7,400 people.

Date  2002

Nonpoint and Point Sources

Nonpoint sources of pollution are problematic in the watershed. In response, the watershed was the focus of a nonpoint source priority watershed project. The project was jointly sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and the Sauk, Richland and Juneau County Land Conservation Departments. The project was selected in 1983 and was completed in the mid 1990's. Goals of the project were to protect and improve water quality and fisheries habitat by controlling erosion from farm fields, reducing streambank erosion, reducing or controlling barnyard runoff, and better management of manure spreading in the watershed. When the priority watershed project was completed, 60% of eligible landowners had signed up, but only 65% of the signed projects were actually completed. The project did achieve its goal of 70% phosphorus reduction and 50% sediment reduction. There is one small area of atrazine prohibition in the watershed. This area is located in the town of Woodland in the area around Plum Creek. The Village of Cazenovia is closely monitoring one well to ensure that drinking water does not exceed the drinking water standard for nitrates. A few smaller municipal and industrial point source discharges operate in the watershed. Lakeside Foods, Saputo Cheese and the La Valle wastewater treatment plant discharge to the Baraboo River. Carr Valley discharges to groundwater and the Cazenovia wastewater treatment plant discharges to the Little Baraboo River.

Date  2002

Ecological Landscapes for Crossman Creek and Little Baraboo River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Western Coulee and Ridges Ecological Landscape in southwestern and west central Wisconsin 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. The Crossman Creek and Little Baraboo River Watershed has a variety of good quality habitats and rare plant communities that are listed on the state's Natural Heritage Inventory, (NHI), kept by the Bureau of Endangered Resources. The communities found in the watershed include: dry cliff, hemlock relict, moist cliff, northern mesic forest, pine relict, southern dry-mesic forest, southern mesic forest, alder thicket, floodplain forest, northern wet forest, springs and spring runs, hard, springs and spring runs, soft, and stream-fast, hard, cold.

Date  2002

Wildlife and Habitat

The watershed is also home for a variety of rare plant and animal species including; 3 species of birds, 3 species of fish, and 6 plant species. These plants and animals are also listed on the state's Natural Heritage Inventory.

Date  2002

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Baraboo River
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Big Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Bundy Hollow Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Crossman Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Dutch Hollow Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Dutch Hollow Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
East Branch Big Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Gardner Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Hemlock Slough
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
La Valle Mill Pond
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Redstone
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2012
Waters Involved
Lake Redstone
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone Protection District: Apm Plan & Ais Education: The Lake Redstone Protection District will develop an aquatic plant management (APM) plan for Lake Redstone using DNR approved methods. Survey results from 2012 found 8 native species which need to be protected, and several invasive species, one of which has reached nuisance levels, and needs to be managed. Information about strategies to accomplish plant management goals will be shared via public meetings, and the plan will incorporate informed public input that results. In addition, a multi-faceted AIS education project will be carried out, with volunteers conducting at least 200 hours of Clean Boats Clean Waters inspections at boat landings. Resulting data will be entered into the DNR database. Volunteers will monitor the lake for exotic species, map curlyleaf pondweed beds in early spring, and the District will sponsor a public education event to share information about topics such as AIS, lakeshore restoration, and water quality. Results of the APM plan and AIS Education project will be presented to the community at a public meeting and to DNR via a final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Lake Redstone
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone Protection District: Lake Redstone 2 Yr Aquatic Plant Managment Implementation: The Lake Redstone P&R District is sponsoring a project to carry out management activities that support goals of the lake\2019s 2015 Aquatic Plant Management plan, which is focused on control of Eurasian watermilfoil, and promotion of healthy, native aquatic plants.

Project final deliverables include: EWM management and monitoring documents as described in the grant application, raw data and maps of CLP and other invasive species of interest, Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) education data entered into swims database, documentation about manual plant removal training, a 2017 lake fair and a shoreland improvement workshop, and a shoreland improvement brochure of local examples.

Specific project activities include: Management of EWM and corresponding monitoring of plant community in treatment areas, coordination of a District CBCW education program, District will put on a AIS Identification and Physical Removal Workshop in June of each year, search for and document CLP and other invasive species, put on a lake fair in 2017, organize a shoreline improvement workshop and create a brochure featuring local examples of best management practices.

Special Conditions: Not applicable.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Little Baraboo River
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Ox Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
West Branch Big Creek
Status
Complete

Town Of La Valle: Working Together To Monitor Ais: The Town of LaValle would like to conduct education, monitoring, and planning for AIS in order to prevent new exotic species from reaching either of the town\2019s two lakes, Dutch Hollow Lake and Lake Redstone. Presentations about AIS will be made to residents and nearby high schools, where students will create infomercials for local media and boat landings and the town\2019s website. A Clean Boats-Clean Waters program will be enhanced at Dutch Hollow Lake, and begun at Lake Redstone, using volunteers. A lake use survey will also be conducted to assess the AIS threat. Interested participants will also identify and map current areas of known populations of extant AIS species, and students will generate a report to provide suggestions for future monitoring and prevention, presenting their findings to the lake District boards and the Town. A professional report detailing goals and outcomes of the grant will be produced. Education, planning and monitoring will continue through 2011.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Lake Redstone
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone Protection District: Lake Redstone Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Lake Redstone Protection District will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 1 public landing in 2014.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
Big Creek
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone P & R District: Lake Redstone Watershed Land Use Inventory: The Lake Redstone Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to update the Lake Redstone watershed inventory to identify the major sources of sediment and phosphorus loading and recommend management strategies. Project activities under this grant agreement include identifying field inventory rating criteria and conducting an inventory. The sponsor will prepare a final report of the project results and will provide the Department of Natural Resources with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The sponsor will disseminate information to the public by newsletter, public meeting, summary report mailing, and local newspaper article. end.


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

Limnological Institute: Apm Monitoring-Dutch Hollow Lake: The Limnological Institue will have aquatic plants surveyed and an APM plan will be written.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an elecronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
5/1/2005
Waters Involved
Dutch Hollow Lake
Status
Complete

Limnological Institute: Water Quality Monitoring - Dutch Hollow Lake: The Limnological Institute will provide baseline water quality and plankton data will be collected and analyzed, watershed boundary will be updated, and loadings will be estimated using the WILMS model.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
East Branch Big Creek
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone P & R District: Lake Redstone Watershed Land Use Inventory: The Lake Redstone Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to update the Lake Redstone watershed inventory to identify the major sources of sediment and phosphorus loading and recommend management strategies. Project activities under this grant agreement include identifying field inventory rating criteria and conducting an inventory. The sponsor will prepare a final report of the project results and will provide the Department of Natural Resources with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The sponsor will disseminate information to the public by newsletter, public meeting, summary report mailing, and local newspaper article. end.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2011
Waters Involved
Hemlock Slough
Status
Complete

River Alliance Of Wisconsin: Paired Lake Study Hemlock/Lavalle Sloughs: The River Alliance of Wisconsin is sponsoring this grant to do comprehensive monitoring of two small lakes that have been isolated from the Baraboo River in Sauk County: LaValle Millpond and Hemlock Slough, in order to determine the efficacy of future off-channel mitigation projects resulting from dam removals. The study will also attempt to determine if these and other flood-plain water bodies need management, or if natural flood flow pulses can maintain the systems to their maximum biological function potential. Monitoring will include water quality, fisheries, plants, potential sensitive areas, watershed land uses, predicted phosphorus loading rates (calculated), and wildlife observations. The final report summarizing management recommendations will be published in local papers, and distributed to project partners, including the county LWCD, county parks department, Town of LaValle, DNR, USFWS, WWA and NRCS.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2011
Waters Involved
La Valle Mill Pond
Status
Complete

River Alliance Of Wisconsin: Paired Lake Study Hemlock/Lavalle Sloughs: The River Alliance of Wisconsin is sponsoring this grant to do comprehensive monitoring of two small lakes that have been isolated from the Baraboo River in Sauk County: LaValle Millpond and Hemlock Slough, in order to determine the efficacy of future off-channel mitigation projects resulting from dam removals. The study will also attempt to determine if these and other flood-plain water bodies need management, or if natural flood flow pulses can maintain the systems to their maximum biological function potential. Monitoring will include water quality, fisheries, plants, potential sensitive areas, watershed land uses, predicted phosphorus loading rates (calculated), and wildlife observations. The final report summarizing management recommendations will be published in local papers, and distributed to project partners, including the county LWCD, county parks department, Town of LaValle, DNR, USFWS, WWA and NRCS.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
12/7/1994
Waters Involved
Lake Redstone
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone Protection District: Lake Redstone Lake Water Quality Improvement Planning: Obtain background information on the lake's problems to help in determining the best and the most cost effective method of improving the lake water quality. Reduce the severity and frequency of algae blooms in Lake Redstone. Reduce or eliminate the need to use copper sulfate to control these algae blooms. The grantee will disseminate information to the public by newsletter mailings, fact sheet distributions, public neetings, summary report mailings, and a comprehensive management plan. Project results will be reposited at the Lake Redstone Protection District and the LaValle Town Hall.


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

Lake Redstone Protection District: Lake Redstone Water Quality Monitoring And Flow Data Collect: 1) Collect flow information and water quality samples in the lake.
2) Prepare a final report which will include task 1 listed above.
3) The grantee will dissminate information to the public by newsletter, public meetings, summary report mailings, and local newspaper articles.

The grantee will provide the Department of Natural Resources with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
Lake Redstone
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone P & R District: Lake Redstone Ag Land Use Classification & Evaluation: The Lake Redstone Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to update the Lake Redstone watershed inventory to identify the major sources of sediment and phosphorus loading and recommend management strategies. Project activities under this grant agreement include 1) inventory and classification of land uses, 2) review of county and state historical records, 3) evaluation and recommendation of management strategies and associated cost estimates, and 4) a final report. The sponsor will disseminate information to the public by newsletter, public meeting, summary report mailing, local and newspaper article. The sponsor will also provide the Department of Natural Resources with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. end.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
Lake Redstone
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone P & R District: Lake Redstone Watershed Land Use Inventory: The Lake Redstone Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to update the Lake Redstone watershed inventory to identify the major sources of sediment and phosphorus loading and recommend management strategies. Project activities under this grant agreement include identifying field inventory rating criteria and conducting an inventory. The sponsor will prepare a final report of the project results and will provide the Department of Natural Resources with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The sponsor will disseminate information to the public by newsletter, public meeting, summary report mailing, and local newspaper article. end.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2000
Waters Involved
Lake Redstone
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone P & R District: Lake Redstone Bottom Withdrawal: This project will provide further information to evaluate the potential for bottom withdrawal for reducing internal phosphorus loading. The final report will summarize lake monitoring results and stream monitoring results. It will assess whether bottom withdrawal will reduce in-lake phosphorus loading and benefit lake quality. A WDNR environmental engineer will use stream waste assimilation models to determine acceptable downstream organic loading rates. Both test withdrawal and projected discharge rates will provide further information towards the goal of determining whether the maximum acceptable discharge rates will significantly benefit the lake water quality based on lake response modeling.

A full descriptionn of the project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this agreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


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

Lake Redstone P & R District: Lake Redstone Gis Based Sediment Delivery Model: The Lake Redstone Protection and Rehabilitation District (LRPRD) study will evaluate sediment delivery and evaluate critical sites. This project compliments a series of LRPRD's current efforts within the watershed.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Lake Redstone
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone Protection District: Lake Redstone Nutrient Loading Study - Part 2: Lab analysis of water samples collected in phase 1, modeling of results, and final report including recommendations for future protection and enhancement activities.

4/20/07: Scope Change request approved:This grant is for the SLOH lab expenses and software modeling for Lake Redstone in Sauk County. Flow and phosphorus data was collected in 2006. Unfortunately there were equipment malfunctions causing 25% of the data to be lost. The contract has been renegotiated with the contractor to repeat the data collection in 2007 with little or no increase in cost. However, SLOH costs will be repeated as the new samples will be analyzed. SLOH spreadsheets added to the postage show this estimated cost to be $4,438.

A change in scope is being requested to remove $4,438 from the estimated $10,000 for the software modeling of the lake and increase the SLOH dollar amount by $4,438


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Lake Redstone
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone Protection District: Lake Redstone Nutrient Loading Study-Part 1: Prep for study phase 2, grant would fund cleaning out of sampling manholes and install samplers in the two stream locations. Data from these samplers would be compiled and shared.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone P & R District: Lake Redstone Watershed Land Use Inventory: The Lake Redstone Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to update the Lake Redstone watershed inventory to identify the major sources of sediment and phosphorus loading and recommend management strategies. Project activities under this grant agreement include identifying field inventory rating criteria and conducting an inventory. The sponsor will prepare a final report of the project results and will provide the Department of Natural Resources with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The sponsor will disseminate information to the public by newsletter, public meeting, summary report mailing, and local newspaper article. end.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Lake Redstone
Status
Complete

Lake Redstone Protection District: Lake Redstone Ap Survey 2012: Lake Redstone Protection District will have their aquatic plants surveyed in mid season using department-approved, quantitative protocol. This survey will produce the data needed to update their APM plan via a future grant. The consultant will meet with the District board to present the results and discuss aquatic plant management planning and the role this plays in making improvements to Lake Redstone. All raw data will be captured in excel spreadsheets, and maps of plant species, in additional to a depth map, and included in the final report.


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
Crossman Creek and Little Baraboo River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Juneau
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Aquatic Biology
Twin Creek mIBI
Date
Status
AU 18426, poor mIBI, Station 10008324
1/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Crossman Creek and Little Baraboo River WatershedWatershed History Note

The Village of Wonewoc is located in the Crossman Creek and Little Baraboo River Watershed in the southern-most part of Juneau County, in an unglaciated region of Wisconsin, filled with jagged bluffs. A geologic formation was first described here and is called the Wonewoc Formation. Wonewoc is the midpoint of the 400 Trail, which runs between Reedsburg and Elroy. In June of 1993, the 400 State Trail was officially opened. It was developed on an abandoned Chicago-Northwestern Railroad bed and was named for the Chicago - Northwestern passenger train that traveled the 400 miles between Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul in 400 minutes. Packed limestone screenings and bridges with planked floors provide a smooth bike riding surface. Wetlands, sandstone bluffs, rolling croplands and pastures are just a few of the sights that visitors will enjoy on the 400 Trail as it repeatedly crisscrosses the Baraboo River. The entire length of the trail follows along the river valley. Snowmobiles use the trail in the winter months. A unique feature of the 400 trail is a 7 mile horse trail which parallels the bike trail between Wonewoc and LaValle.

Date  2011