Lower Eau Claire River PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan

Purpose

The project area consists of the Lower Eau Claire River Watershed, which is located almost entirely in the eastern Eau Claire County in west central Wisconsin. Very small portions of the watershed are located in Chippewa and Jackson counties. The watershed is 142 square miles in size. It is located just to the east of the City of Eau Claire. The watershed is tributary to the Eau Claire River below Lake Eau Claire and above Lake Altoona. However the Eau Claire River itself is not considered a part of this project. The Lower Eau Claire River Priority Watershed Project plan assesses the nonpoint sources of pollution in the Lower Eau Claire River Watershed and guides the implementation of nonpoint source control measures. These control measures are needed to meet specific water resource objectives for the Lower Eau Claire River which is a tributary to the Eau Claire River.

Objective

The overall reasons for the selection of the Lower Eau Claire River Priority Watershed project are to protect water quality in this watershed. This watershed plan sets objectives for the water resouces in the project area and establishes target levels of pollutant control to protect these resources.

Outcome

While the primary objective of the Lower Eau Claire River Priority Watershed project is the improvement of water quality within the watershed, important downstream improvements such as reductions in sediment and nutrients in Lake Altoona will also result.

Study Design

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

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Watershed Planning
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NKE59
1985
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Reports and Documents
https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/documents/9kep/expired/LowerEauClaireRiver.pdf
 
Activities & Recommendations
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
Lower Eau Claire Riiver PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - The Lower Eau Claire River Priority Watershed Project plan assesses the nonpoint sources of pollution in the Lower Eau Claire River Watershed and guides the implementation of nonpoint source control measures. These control measures are needed to meet specific water resource objectives for the Lower Eau Claire River which is a tributary to the Eau Claire River.
Nine Key Element Plan
Lower Eau Claire Riiver PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - The Lower Eau Claire River Priority Watershed Project plan assesses the nonpoint sources of pollution in the Lower Eau Claire River Watershed and guides the implementation of nonpoint source control measures. These control measures are needed to meet specific water resource objectives for the Lower Eau Claire River which is a tributary to the Eau Claire River.
 
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