Upper Duck Creek PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan

Purpose

The Upper Duck Creek Watershed is a subwatershed of the Lower Fox River Basin and is located in east central Wisconsin in Outagamie County. Duck Creek starts in the Town of Black Creek, flows through the Town of Center, Osborn, Freedom, and Oneida before flowing into the Bay of Green Bay in Hobart. 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 Lower Green Bay and its tributaries in 2012. The development of implementation plans for the subwatersheds of the Lower Fox River Basin are necessary to meet the assigned daily loads of the TMDL.

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 runoff volume and flood levels during peak storm events.

Outcome

Recommended Management Practices: Reduced Tillage Methods (Strip/Zone till, No till, Mulch till), Cover Crops, Vegetated Buffers, Wetland Restoration, Grassed Waterways, Nutrient Management, Vertical Manure Injection, Exploring new technologies/practices (soil amendments, tile drainage water management, phosphorus removal structures, etc). Education and Information Recommendations: Provide educational workshops and tours on how to implement best management practices, Engage landowners in planning and implementing conservation on their land and ensuring they know what technical tools and financial support is available to them, Provide information on water quality and conservation practices to landowners in the watershed area, Newsletters and/or webpage with watershed project updates and other pertinent conservation related information.

Study Design

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/documents/9kep/UpperDuckCreekPlan.pdf

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The Upper Duck Creek Watershed is a subwatershed of the Lower Fox River Basin and is located in east central Wisconsin in Outagamie County. Duck Creek starts in the Town of Black Creek, flows through the Town of Center, Osborn, Freedom, and Oneida before flowing into the Bay of Green Bay in Hobart. 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 Lower Green Bay and its tributaries in 2012. The development of implementation plans for the subwatersheds of the Lower Fox River Basin are necessary to meet the assigned daily loads of the TMDL. https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/documents/9kep/UpperDuckCreekPlan.pdf
 
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Upper Duck Creek PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - The Upper Duck Creek Watershed is a subwatershed of the Lower Fox River Basin and is located in east central Wisconsin in Outagamie County. Duck Creek starts in the Town of Black Creek, flows through the Town of Center, Osborn, Freedom, and Oneida before flowing into the Bay of Green Bay in Hobart. 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 Lower Green Bay and its tributaries in 2012. The development of implementation plans for the subwatersheds of the Lower Fox River Basin are necessary to meet the assigned daily loads of the TMDL.
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Upper Duck Creek PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - The Upper Duck Creek Watershed is a subwatershed of the Lower Fox River Basin and is located in east central Wisconsin in Outagamie County. Duck Creek starts in the Town of Black Creek, flows through the Town of Center, Osborn, Freedom, and Oneida before flowing into the Bay of Green Bay in Hobart. 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 Lower Green Bay and its tributaries in 2012. The development of implementation plans for the subwatersheds of the Lower Fox River Basin are necessary to meet the assigned daily loads of the TMDL.
 
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