Pecatonica River Large River Survey - SCR_04_CMP15

Purpose

Conduct large river monitoring on the East, West, and mainstem of the Pecatonica River at 10 locations. This project will be used to determine the feasibility of water resources to routinely monitor non-wadable sections of river systems. These systems, while making up a large part of our water resources, are virtually unmonitored. It will be used to determine a protocol for developing biocriteria for river systems and will be used for updating the status of the state's water quality in accordance with section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. The data gathered will be used as an indicator of overall water quality and watershed health on a HUC 8 scale.

Objective

Develop protocol for assessing the health of non-wadable river sections via biological and chemical monitoring through the use of established and new protocols. This effort will look at characterizing the non-wadable portions of the Pecatonica River system, determine the health of the biological community, assess designated uses, and identify potential impacts affecting the system. Such a comprehensive look at this system has never been done before.

Outcome

10 sites will be assessed: 2 on the mainstem Pecatonica River and 4 on each of the 2 branches. Macroinvertebrate and diatom data will be collected in order to correlate biologic metrics with phosphorus data. Data will be collected during the field season of the 2015 calendar year. Data will be entered into the FH database and SWIMS. All data will be entered into the respective database by Dec. 2015 or as soon as it becomes available.

Study Design

Conduct large river electrofishing surveys at a total of 10 sites on the East, West, and mainstem of the Pecatonica River. Collect 5 macroinvertebrate samples (2 each on east and west branches, and 1 on mainstem) using Hester Dendy samplers. Collect 6 growing season phosphorus samples from a total of 4 sites of the east and west branches of Pecatonica River (LTT site already on main branch). Collect 5 diatom samples from those same sites for P confirmation.

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SCR_04_CMP15
2015
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Reports and Documents
A 2015 Assessment of the Pecatonica and East Branch Pecatonica Rivers
SCR_04_CMP15 status 10142016
As part of this project, Water Action Volunteers stream monitors collected water samples at monitoring locations along the east, west, and mainstem of the Pecatonica River. These systems, while making up a large part of our water resources, are virtually unmonitored. It will be used to determine a protocol for developing biocriteria for river systems and will be used for updating the status of the state's water quality in accordance with section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. The data gathered will be used as an indicator of overall water quality and watershed health on a HUC 8 scale.
As part of this project, Water Action Volunteers stream monitors collected water samples at monitoring locations along the east, west, and mainstem of the Pecatonica River. These systems, while making up a large part of our water resources, are virtually unmonitored. It will be used to determine a protocol for developing biocriteria for river systems and will be used for updating the status of the state's water quality in accordance with section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. The data gathered will be used as an indicator of overall water quality and watershed health on a HUC 8 scale.
As part of this project, Water Action Volunteers stream monitors collected water samples at monitoring locations along the east, west, and mainstem of the Pecatonica River. These systems, while making up a large part of our water resources, are virtually unmonitored. It will be used to determine a protocol for developing biocriteria for river systems and will be used for updating the status of the state's water quality in accordance with section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. The data gathered will be used as an indicator of overall water quality and watershed health on a HUC 8 scale.
As part of this project, Water Action Volunteers stream monitors collected water samples at monitoring locations along the east, west, and mainstem of the Pecatonica River. These systems, while making up a large part of our water resources, are virtually unmonitored. It will be used to determine a protocol for developing biocriteria for river systems and will be used for updating the status of the state's water quality in accordance with section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act. The data gathered will be used as an indicator of overall water quality and watershed health on a HUC 8 scale.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Monitor Fish Community
Monitor Baseline Survey
Monitor Watershed (Status,Sources,Impairments)
Water Quality Planning
Pecatonica River Large River Survey
Comprehensive Planning Studies
 
Watershed
 
Waters