Black Earth Creek PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan

Purpose

This watershed plan guides the implementation of best management practices, nonpoint source control measures, needed to meet the specific water resources objectives for Black Earth Creek and its tributaries. It also incorporates fishery management activities. Despite the existing good quality fisheries, Black Earth Creek and its tributaries are showing signs of stress and degradation. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/documents/9kep/expired/BlackEarthCreek.pdf

Objective

An intensive evaluation of the streams identified three problems: degradation of fish habitat by sediment, fish kills and annual violation of dissolved oxygen water quality standards during normal flow conditions, and repeated violation of dissolved oxygen water quality standards during runoff events. To alleviate these problems and maintain the good quality fisheries in Black Earth Creek and its tributaries, this plan calls for: a 50 percent reduction in the sediment from sources of sediment, 50 percent reduction in the manure entering the stream, and habitat restoration in selected stream segments.

Outcome

A priority watershed plan is prepared for each project to guide implementation. Projects are implemented by local units of government, such as counties, cities, and villages. Nonpoint sources are controlled by BMPs and ordinances. The DNR and DATCP review the progress of local units of government and provide assistance to those units of government throughout the life of the project.

Study Design

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

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Watershed Planning
Priority Watershed Plan
NKE42
1989
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Reports and Documents
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/documents/9kep/expired/BlackEarthCreek.pdf
 
Activities & Recommendations
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
Black Earth Creek PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - This watershed plan guides the implementation of best management practices, nonpoint source control measures, needed to meet the specific water resources objectives for Black Earth Creek and its tributaries. It also incorporates fishery management activities. Despite the existing good quality fisheries, Black Earth Creek and its tributaries are showing signs of stress and degradation.
Nine Key Element Plan
Black Earth Creek PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - This watershed plan guides the implementation of best management practices, nonpoint source control measures, needed to meet the specific water resources objectives for Black Earth Creek and its tributaries. It also incorporates fishery management activities. Despite the existing good quality fisheries, Black Earth Creek and its tributaries are showing signs of stress and degradation.
 
Watershed
 
Waters