Rocky Run Creek East Fork Targeted Watershed Assessment,

Purpose

The Rocky Run Creek East Fork of the Chippewa River and Muskellunge Creek east Fork of the Chippewa River HUC12 watersheds are listed as healthy but vulnerable watersheds. There is limited biological, physical, and chemical data available in these watersheds. This project involved collecting baseline data in these watersheds. Two HUC12 watersheds were selected because the area appears to have limited access and site selection may be limited.

Objective

The project objective was to collect baseline water quality data in two HUC12 watersheds. The work includes monitoring waters for the purposes of updating waterbody assessment status (i.e. future monitoring for 303(d) or ERW/ORW status), for making management recommendation, updating water and watershed narratives in WATERS and for watershed planning. The Monitoring stations to be determined after field reconnaissance.

Outcome

Possible future monitoring for 303(d) or ERW/ORW status, use of information for making management recommendations, updating waterbody and watershed narratives in WATERS and use in watershed planning. See Study Design for more detailed project description. Sampling was completed by November 30, 2015. Data entered into SWIMS or FHDB by 12/31/2015. Final Report by 5/1/2016.

Study Design

The study design involved conducting fish, qualitative habitat surveys and collect bug samples at 10 stream sites within the Rocky Run Creek East Fork of the Chippewa River and Muskellunge Creek East Fork of the Chippewa River Watersheds. Water chemistry samples will be collected monthly from May -October for nutrients and TSS as close as possible to the pour points (confluence with the East Fork Chippewa River) of Rocky Run and Muskellunge Creeks. A single nutrient and TSS water chemistry sample will be taken during the summer months at 8 fish survey sites prior to conducting the survey. Sites TBD. Site access may result in changes to sampling locations, may need to sample the East Fork of the Chippewa river instead of Muskellunge Creek. HUC12 70500010208 & 70500010207.

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Targeted Watershed Approach
Protection (Healthy or Vulnerable)
North_TWA_1_2015
2015
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Reports and Documents
Rocky Run East Fork Chippewa_Muskellunge Creek WQM Plan 2017
Dorns Creek, Natural Community Validation 2017
White Cedar trees at Spring Pond
Kenyon springs photo - SMALL
Kenyon Springs Pond non-summer [2405700]
Rocky Run At Right of Way Road [2404900]
Rocky Run Adjacent to Right of Way Road [2404900]
Muskellunge Creek downstream at Forest Road [2405800]
Muskellunge Creek upstream at Forest Road [2405800]
East Fork Chippewa River at Canoe Launch [2399800]
Shoreline of East Fork Chippewa River at Bay Road [2399800]
Cunningham at Rocky Run [2404900]
East Fork Chippewa River [2399800]
East Fork Chippewa River looking upstream at Bay Road [2399800]
East Fork Chippewa River at chemistry site [2399800]
East Fork Chippewa River looking downstream at Bay Road [2399800]
Bay Spring Creek downstream of Bay Spring Pond [2405000]
Kenyon Springs Pond with green vegetation [2405700]
 
Activities & Recommendations
Monitor or Assess Watershed Condition
The Rocky Run Creek East Fork of the Chippewa River and Muskellunge Creek east Fork of the Chippewa River HUC 12 watersheds are listed as healthy but vulnerable watersheds.
 
Watershed
 
Waters