Woods Creek TWA, Florence County - Phase I 2014

Purpose

Rhinelander Water Resources Biologist and LTEs will review previous data/files and collect biological information (electrofishing surveys & macroinvertebrate samples), qualitative habitat measures, and seasonal continuous temperature monitoring data on 16 proposed stream sites within the Woods Creek Watershed (HUC 12 40301080106) in Florence County, Wisconsin. All reconnaissance and data collection will occur between May and October, 2015.

Objective

Woods Creek Watershed is currently considered under the Targeted Watershed Assessments list for having at least one site with high TP (>0.075) and a relatively "Good" biologic score. Water Evaluation Section is working on a process to develop new TP assessments and phosphorus Site Specific Criteria (SSC) for these types of waterbodies. Data collection will be done in 2015 so when the rule is adopted, these sites have data ready to be evaluated for an SSC. In addition, more than half the number of sites proposed have no data or data approximately 10 years old. 8 streams are listed as Class I Trout streams, while one is listed as Class II Trout stream. Updating water body assessment statuses and narratives and making management recommendations will be the primary goals. 16 possible sites have been identified, but could change during reconnaissance.

Outcome

Sites under monitoring consideration for 2015: 1) Woods Creek 653300, HWY 101 2) Unnamed 653550, Woods Creek Rd 3) Unnamed 5003909, Poplar Drive 4) Patten Creek 653600, Patten Lk Rd 5) Unnamed 654100, North Shore Rd 6) Unnamed 5003893, Patten Lk Rd 7) Haley Creek 654300, Upstream Woods Cr 8) Unnamed 5003812, Rock Cr Rd 9) Unnamed 5003833, Rock Cr Rd 10) Woods Creek 653300, Patten Lk Rd 11) Haymarsh Creek 655400, Grade Rd 12) Cody Creek 655500, Unnamed Rd (lower crossing) 13) Woods Creek 653300, Rock Cr Rd 14) Woods Creek 653300, Halsey Lk Rd 15) Woods Creek 653300, Halsey Lk Rd (WEST crossing) 16) Woods Cr 22-14 656380, Halsey Lk Rd

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hinelander Water Resources Biologist and LTEs will review previous data/files and collect biological information (electrofishing surveys & macroinvertebrate samples), qualitative habitat measures, and seasonal continuous temperature monitoring data on 16 proposed stream sites within the Woods Creek Watershed (HUC 12 40301080106) in Florence County, Wisconsin. All reconnaissance and data collection will occur between May and October, 2015.