Wisconsin has over 84,000 miles of streams, 15,000 lakes and milllions of acres of wetlands. Assessing the condition of this vast amount of water is challenging. The state's water monitoring program uses a media-based, cross-program approach to analyze water condition. An updated monitoring strategy (2015-2020) is now available. Compliance with Clean Water Act fishable, swimmable standards are located in the Executive Summary of Water Condition in 2018. See also the 'monitoring and projects' tab.
Information and Education
2187000 Jump RIver Information and Education.
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
The Friends of the Jump River, Inc., will conduct a project which will include the following components: water quality monitoring including 8 sites, monitoring during high flow and base flow; macroinvertebrate population monitoring; education and training of volunteers for resource monitoring compilation of historical and current management plans for the watershed development of a strategic action plan education and outreach of public regarding the resource outreach efforts to expand the organization membership and develop partnerships with existing committees and government organizations.
Monitor Targeted Area
September 2005 through September 2006. The Jump River Embayment of the Holcombe Flowage is located in Rusk and Chippewa Counties. The embayment is a 303d listed water due to high phosphorus concentrations and severe summer algae blooms. The Jump River and Main Creek watersheds provide the water and nutrient loading to the embayment. Monitoring by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (USAEWES) in 1995 and 1996 (James et al. 1998) documented the nutrient and sediment loads delivered to the embayment by these two streams. Both stream watersheds had an average total phosphorus (TP) export rate of 0.31 kilograms per hectare per year (kg/ha/yr).
Wisconsin's Water Quality Standards provide qualitative and quantitative goals for waters that are protective of Fishable, Swimmable conditions [Learn more]. Waters that do not meet water quality standards are considered impaired and restoration actions are planned and carried out until the water is once again fishable and swimmable
Management goals can include creation or implementation of a Total Maximum Daily Load analysis, a Nine Key Element Plan, or other restoration work, education and outreach and more. If specific recommendations exist for this water, they will be displayed below online.
Monitoring the condition of a river, stream, or lake includes gathering physical, chemical, biological, and habitat data. Comprehensive studies often gather all these parameters in great detail, while lighter assessment events will involve sampling physical, chemical and biological data such as macroinvertebrates. Aquatic macroinvertebrates and fish communities integrate watershed or catchment condition, providing great insight into overall ecosystem health. Chemical and habitat parameters tell researchers more about human induced problems including contaminated runoff, point source dischargers, or habitat issues that foster or limit the potential of aquatic communities to thrive in a given area. Wisconsin's Water Monitoring Strategy was recenty updated.
Grants and Management Projects
|WBIC||Official Waterbody Name||Station ID||Station Name||Earliest Fieldwork Date||Latest Fieldwork Date||View Station||View Data|
|2187000||Jump River||10028952||Jump River At Jump River Community Center||6/18/2008||6/18/2008||Map||Data|
|2187000||Jump River||553030||Jump River at Railroad Bridge||3/4/1975||8/11/1975||Map||Data|
|2187000||Jump River||10040859||Jump River at CTH H||9/10/2013||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|2187000||Jump River||553031||Jump River - Twn Rd 1mi Below Cth C||4/14/1975||10/21/1975||Map||Data|
|2187000||Jump River||10035540||Jump River - Area of Open Water||6/29/2010||9/15/2012||Map||Data|
|2187000||Jump River||553167||Jump River - Cth G Bridge About 4 Miles Downstream Of Sheldon||7/28/2005||8/27/2014||Map||Data|
|2187000||Jump River||553042||Jump River at Cth C At Sheldon WI||4/22/1975||8/12/2003||Map||Data|
|2187000||Jump River||10011188||Jump River - Jump River- Upstream Holcombe Flowage||Map||Data|
|2187000||Jump River||553165||Jump River at Sheldon WI||7/16/2003||8/27/2014||Map||Data|
Jump River is located in the Holcombe Flowage watershed which is 170.38 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (53.90%), wetland (23.30%) and a mix of open (9.10%) and other uses (13.70%). This watershed has 216.07 stream miles, 6,687.77 lake acres and 19,889.41 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Not Ranked for runoff impacts on streams, Medium for runoff impacts on lakes and Low for runoff impacts on groundwater and therefore has an overall rank of Low. This value can be used in ranking the watershed or individual waterbodies for grant funding under state and county programs.However, all waters are affected by diffuse pollutant sources regardless of initial water quality. Applications for specific runoff projects under state or county grant programs may be pursued. For more information, go to surface water program grants.