Soft Maple Hay Creek TWA, Rusk County

Purpose

The Soft Maple Hay Creek watershed was a priority watershed project in Rusk County. Rusk County Land Conservation Department worked with landowners over approximately a 10 year period to install various non point BMPs throughout the watershed. The BMPs installed and reported to the Department's Non-Point Coordinator include Nurtrient Managment Plans, Diversions, Manure Storage, grassed waterways, and in-stream habiat. We propose to monitor 20 sites on various streams that recieved BMP treatment. There is limited backgound information available therefore untreated reference reaches for comparative purposes may need to be selected.

Objective

The project will include monitoring streams to determine the effectiveness of BMP practices employed in the watershed. Fish surveys, macroinvertebrate samples, quantitative habitat evaluations and nutrient sampling will be used to gather water quality information. The information gathered may be used for updating waterbody assessment status, watershed planning, direct future monitoring for 303d or ERW/ORW status, making management reccomendations, and updating waterbody and watershed narratives in WATERS.

Outcome

Sites to be determined after discussions with LCD regarding placement of BMPs Propose to monitor: 20 sites for Fish and Quantitative Habitat summer 2015 10 macroinvertebrate sites Fall 2015 10 water chemistry sites for total P, total N, ammonia, Nitrate Nitrite, TSS single grab at time of Fish Survey or May-August. Anticipate not needing water chem samples at all fish/habitat sites becuase sites will be different reaches of same stream. data entered into SWIMS or FHDB by Jeff Jackson or Joe Cunningham by December 31 2015.

Study Design

Sites to be determined after discussions with LCD regarding placement of BMPs Propose to monitor: 20 sites for Fish and Quantitative Habitat summer 2015 10 macroinvertebrate sites Fall 2015 10 water chemistry sites for total P, total N, ammonia, Nitrate Nitrite, TSS single grab at time of Fish Survey or May-August. Anticipate not needing water chem samples at all fish/habitat sites becuase sites will be different reaches of same stream. data entered into SWIMS or FHDB by Jeff Jackson or Joe Cunningham by December 31 2015.

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North_TWA_4_2015
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Reports and Documents
Assessments and recommendations for the Watershed. Soft Maple Hay Creek Targeted Watershed Assessment: A Water Quality Report to Protect Wisconsin’s Watersheds 2019
NC.Ver_Stn_10044315_SSN_515079450_Report 2019
NC.Ver_Stn_10031618_SSN_68515747_Report
NC.Ver_Stn_10012982_SSN_82206_Report
NC.Ver_Stn_10007968_SSN_515079394_Report
NC.Ver_Stn_10007967_SSN_515079532_Report
NC.Ver.Stn_10029346_clear_creek_Report
NC.Ver_Stn_10037837_SSN_515078935_Report
NC.Ver_Stn_10013004_SSN_82279_Report
NC.Ver_Stn_553096_SSN_23724380_-2009survey-Report.pdf
Devils Creek NC Decision - 553097 No Data found in Fish DB (manual entry in WATERS) confirmation of mainstem.
Devil's Creek 515079586 Fish Survey Sequence number (2015) NC Validation 10043948
NC.Ver_Stn_10013008_SSN_82288_Report
NC.Ver_Stn_10022212_SSN_97439_Report
Station: 151077, View in WATERS: Click Here Name: Unnamed Tributary To Devils Creek South Of Hardwood Trail Request: Modeled NC Not Verified (Alt 9 of 9) Status: NC Change Needs Review WBIC: 2368200 Water: Unnamed NC used: COLDWATER Modeled NC: COOL-COLD HEADWATER Comments: Modeled natural community not valid based on fish community tests and fish database tool. Best alternative natural community is recommended based on passing 9 of 9 tests. This decision should be revi
 
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