Whittlesey Creek PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan

Purpose

The Whittlesey Creek watershed is located in the township of Barksdale in Bayfield County. It is located in the Lake Superior drainage basin and is a direct tributary to the Lake at Chequamegon Bay. The Whittlesey Creek Priority Watershed Project plan assesses the nonpoint sources of pollution in the Whittlesey Creek Watershed and guides the implementation of nonpoint source control measures. These control measures are needed to meet specific water resource objectives for Whittlesey Creek and its tributaries. The purpose of this project is to reduce the amount of pollutants originating from nonpoint sources that reach surface water and groundwater within the Whittlesey Creek Priority Watershed Project area.

Objective

The primary water resource goal for the project is to protect and improve fish habitat for both anadromous and resident trout and salmon in each of the watershed streams. Working toward the following objectives will bring us toward the goal: 1) Protect stream water quality from nutrient and organic oxygen consuming waters. 2) Protect stream from cropland runoff. 3) Reduce hydraulic peaks and improve baseflow to the stream. 4) Reduce bank erosion. 5) Reduce stream sediment bedload. 6) Improve instream habitat.

Outcome

To meet water quality goals and objectives, the following practices and programs will be available to project participants: cost-share agreements, BMPs, conservation easements, land use planning, and interim forestry BMPs.

Study Design

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/documents/9kep/expired/Whittlesey_Creek-Plan.pdf

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The Whittlesey Creek watershed is located in the township of Barksdale in Bayfield County. It is located in the Lake Superior drainage basin and is a direct tributary to the Lake at Chequamegon Bay. The Whittlesey Creek Priority Watershed Project plan assesses the nonpoint sources of pollution in the Whittlesey Creek Watershed and guides the implementation of nonpoint source control measures. These control measures are needed to meet specific water resource objectives for Whittlesey Creek and its tributaries. The purpose of this project is to reduce the amount of pollutants originating from nonpoint sources that reach surface water and groundwater within the Whittlesey Creek Priority Watershed Project area. https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/documents/9kep/expired/Whittlesey_Creek-Plan.pdf
 
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Whittlesey Creek PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - The Whittlesey Creek watershed is located in the township of Barksdale in Bayfield County. It is located in the Lake Superior drainage basin and is a direct tributary to the Lake at Chequamegon Bay. The Whittlesey Creek Priority Watershed Project plan assesses the nonpoint sources of pollution in the Whittlesey Creek Watershed and guides the implementation of nonpoint source control measures. These control measures are needed to meet specific water resource objectives for Whittlesey Creek and its tributaries. The purpose of this project is to reduce the amount of pollutants originating from nonpoint sources that reach surface water and groundwater within the Whittlesey Creek Priority Watershed Project area.
 
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