Cedar Creek PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan

Purpose

This priority watershed plan assesses nonpoint pollution sources in the Cedar Creek Watershed and sets forth a strategy for reducing their effects on surface waters. Cedar Creek and most of its tributaries are only partially meeting their biological use potentials. The most pervasive and serious impacts to the streams in the watershed include physical habitat loss which affects nearly all streams in the watershed. The habitat loss is caused in part by deposited sediment and in part by channelization.

Objective

The DNR has identified the potential of surface waters for meeting the range of biological and recreational uses designated by the state of Wisconsin. Cedar Creek is capable of supporting a warm water sport fish community. Lehner Creek is capable of supporting a cold water aquatic community. Most of the lakes and ponds in the Cedar Creek Watershed have the potential to support balanced warm water fish communities.

Outcome

The rural pollutant reduction goals for this watershed are: 1) reduce sediment delivered to surface waters from agricultural uplands by 50-75% 2) reduce nutrient loadings to surface waters from animal waste sources and eroding uplands by 60% 3) significantly reduce bacterial contamination of surface waters from animal waste sources 4) significantly improve degraded shoreland areas by restricting cattle access. The urban pollutant reduction goals for this project are: 5) reduce pollutant loading from uncontrolled construction sites in developing areas 6) reduce future mass loading of toxic urban stormwater pollutants from existing and planned urban areas to 50% of 1985 loading values 7) maintain peak flow runoff characteristics under the 2-yr, 24-hr rainfall conditions at levels consistent with pre-development conditions 8) reduce erosive capacity of rural runoff that flows through the lakeshore developments 9) reduce general stormwater contamination through source area controls in all urban areas

Study Design

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/documents/9kep/expired/CedarCreek.pdf

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