Plum and Kankapot Creek Watersheds PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan

Purpose

The Plum and Kankapot Watershed is a subwatershed of the Lower Fox River Watershed and is located in east central Wisconsin in Brown, Outagamie, and Calumet Counties. The Plum and Kankapot Creeks empty into the Lower Fox River draining approximately 38,712 acres. Excessive sediment loads and increased algal blooms in the Lower Fox River and Bay of Green Bay prompted the need for action to be taken in the Lower Fox River Basin. A Total Maximum Daily Load was approved for the Lower Fox River and its tributaries in 2012. The Lower Fox River TMDL plan characterized the Plum and Kankapot Creek watershed as one of the highest contributors of sediment and phosphorus in the Lower Fox River Basin.

Objective

Goal #1: Improve surface water quality to meet the TMDL limits for total phosphorus and sediment. Goal #2: Increase citizens’ awareness of water quality issues and active participation in stewardship of the watershed. Goal #3: Reduce flood levels during peak storm events. Goal #4: Improve streambank stability and reduce amount of streambank degradation.

Outcome

Meeting the goals for the Plum and Kankapot watershed will be challenging. Watershed planning and implementation is primarily a voluntary effort with limited enforcement for “non-compliant” sites that will need to be supported by focused technical and financial assistance. It will require widespread cooperation and commitment of the watershed community to improve the water quality and condition of the watershed. This plan needs to be adaptable to the many challenges, changes, and lessons that will be found in this watershed area.

Study Design

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/documents/9kep/Plum_Kankapot_Creeks-Plan.pdf

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The Plum and Kankapot Watershed is a subwatershed of the Lower Fox River Watershed and is located in east central Wisconsin in Brown, Outagamie, and Calumet Counties. The Plum and Kankapot Creeks empty into the Lower Fox River draining approximately 38,712 acres. Excessive sediment loads and increased algal blooms in the Lower Fox River and Bay of Green Bay prompted the need for action to be taken in the Lower Fox River Basin. A Total Maximum Daily Load was approved for the Lower Fox River and its tributaries in 2012. The Lower Fox River TMDL plan characterized the Plum and Kankapot Creek watershed as one of the highest contributors of sediment and phosphorus in the Lower Fox River Basin. https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/documents/9kep/Plum_Kankapot_Creeks-Plan.pdf
 
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Plum and Kankapot Creek Watersheds PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - The Plum and Kankapot Watershed is a subwatershed of the Lower Fox River Watershed and is located in east central Wisconsin in Brown, Outagamie, and Calumet Counties. The Plum and Kankapot Creeks empty into the Lower Fox River draining approximately 38,712 acres. Excessive sediment loads and increased algal blooms in the Lower Fox River and Bay of Green Bay prompted the need for action to be taken in the Lower Fox River Basin.
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Plum and Kankapot Creek Watersheds PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - The Plum and Kankapot Watershed is a subwatershed of the Lower Fox River Watershed and is located in east central Wisconsin in Brown, Outagamie, and Calumet Counties. The Plum and Kankapot Creeks empty into the Lower Fox River draining approximately 38,712 acres. Excessive sediment loads and increased algal blooms in the Lower Fox River and Bay of Green Bay prompted the need for action to be taken in the Lower Fox River Basin.
 
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