Black and Barr Frontal Lake Michigan Targeted Watershed Assessment

Purpose

Conduct HUC 10 level monitoring on the Black River, Barr Creek, and unnamed tributaries in Sheboygan County during 2016. [TWA 10-0403010112]The Black River and Barr Creek are small watersheds within the larger Frontal Lake Michigan HUC 10. Both are identified as High Priority TP and TN Reduction Strategy waterbodies, and are due for LWMP updates in 2020.

Objective

The Black River and Barr Creek are small watersheds within the larger Frontal Lake Michigan HUC 10. Both are identified as High Priority TP and TN Reduction Strategy waterbodies, and are due for LWMP updates in 2020. Additionally, the Black River is receiving considerable local interest due to a proposed championship quality golf course adjacent to the river. The most recent monitoring on the Black was in 2010. The sampling proposed here will expand the biological and water quality information available for impacts monitoring should the golf course project go forward. Seven locations on the Black River (WBIC 50300) and tributaries (WBIC's 50400 and 50430) will be sampled for fish, qualitative habitat, and Total Phosphorus. An additional five Total Phosphorus samples will be taken at the pour point location, along with a single diatom sample. Five locations on Barr Creek (WBIC 50200) and tributary (WBIC 5028780) will be sampled for fish, qualitative habitat, and Total Phosphorus. An additional five Total Phosphorus samples will be taken at the pour point location, as well as a diatom sample.

Outcome

Number of sampling sites: 12 Sampling events: 2 recon days, 5 fish sampling days, 2 macroinvertebrate sampling day, 5 pour point sampling trips. Sampling will be complete by October 2016. Pour point sampling will start April, 2016 at two locations. Data will be entered by Craig Helker by December 2016. Summary report will be drafted by December 2018.

Study Design

Seven locations on the Black River (WBIC 50300) and tributaries (WBIC's 50400 and 50430) will be sampled for fish, qualitative habitat, and Total Phosphorus. An additional five Total Phosphorus samples will be taken at the pour point location, along with a single diatom sample. Five locations on Barr Creek (WBIC 50200) and tributary (WBIC 5028780) will be sampled for fish, qualitative habitat, and Total Phosphorus. An additional five Total Phosphorus samples will be taken at the pour point location, as well as a diatom sample. Number of sampling sites: 12 Sampling events: 2 recon days, 5 fish sampling days, 2 macroinvertebrate sampling day, 5 pour point sampling trips. Sampling will be complete by October 2016. Pour point sampling will start April, 2016 at two locations. Data will be entered by Craig Helker by December 2016. Summary report will be drafted by December 2018.

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Targeted Watershed Approach
Planning (WQ, Nine Key Element)
East_TWA_4_2016
2016
Final Report Needed
 
Reports and Documents
Black River Malchesky Rd (2) (50300) photo by Craig Roesler
Fish and habitat assessment of the Black River at Beach Lane Park.
Field data report
Field Report
Field data report
Field report
Field report
Black River therm at campground downstream view (50300) photo by Craig Roesler
Black River therm at HWY35 upstream view (50300) photo by Craig Roesler
 
Activities & Recommendations
Monitor Targeted Watershed Area (TWA)
Black and Barr Frontal Lake Michigan TWA 2016
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Conduct HUC 10 level monitoring on the Black River, Barr Creek, and unnamed tributaries in Sheboygan County during 2016. [TWA 10-0403010112]The Black River and Barr Creek are small watersheds within the larger Frontal Lake Michigan HUC 10. Both are identified as High Priority TP and TN Reduction Strategy waterbodies, and are due for LWMP updates in 2020.
Nutrient Strategy Priority
Conduct HUC 10 level monitoring on the Black River, Barr Creek, and unnamed tributaries in Sheboygan County during 2016. [TWA 10-0403010112]The Black River and Barr Creek are small watersheds within the larger Frontal Lake Michigan HUC 10. Both are identified as High Priority TP and TN Reduction Strategy waterbodies, and are due for LWMP updates in 2020.