Wilson Creek West TWA 2016-2017 (2020)

Purpose

The Wilson Creek Watershed was selected as a TWA to collect baseline biological, physical and chemical information from streams in the watershed. Dunn County LCD and NRCS have targeted this watershed for BMP implementation to address TP and sediment runoff and riparian degradation. The data will be used to establish a baseline of current conditions that will be used to evaluate BMP effectiveness in the future. Wilson Creek from approximately the confluence with the NB Wilson Creek downstream to the mouth exceeds the statewide criteria for total phosphorus and is listed on the 303d list. Coon Creek is currently listed on 303d list for degraded biological community.

Objective

Data collected will be used to establish a baseline of biological, physical and chemical conditions for watershed streams and be used to evaluate project success. Signs of success monitoring will be completed at identified sites to document site specific improvements that result from riparian BMPS. Growing total phosphorus sampling will be initiated at several sites on multiple streams to establish trend sites for long term monitoring. These data will be used to evaluate changes that result from BMP installation and used to determine if Wilson Creek can be delisted from the 303d list. Many of these streams have not been monitored for phosphorus and initial monitoring may indicate exceedences. If monitoring shows exceedences the streams will be recommended for listing.

Study Design

The Wilson Creek Watershed consists of two HUC 12s and main tributaries include, Wilson Creek, NB Wilson Creek, Annis Creek, Clack Creek, Hay Creek, Rush Creek, Crosby and Coon Creek and several unnamed streams. Fish, macroinvertebrate, qualitative habitat and continuous temperature monitoring will be completed at ~16 sites in the watershed. The data will be used to establish a baseline of current conditions that will be used to evaluate BMP effectiveness in the future. Signs of success monitoring (SOS) will also be completed at identified sites. This monitoring will be completed at sites where specific riparian BMPs will be installed to improve site specific conditions. This monitoring will most likely include fish and quantitative habitat surveys before and after the installation of riparian BMPS including cattle removal, physical habitat improvements, etc... Monitoring could also include macroinvertebrate sampling if BMP installation results in a substantial reduction in organic loading to the stream. Many factors will determine if invertebrate sampling is completed including proximity of impact to the stream, drainage area above the site and the degree of other impacts upstream from the site. Growing season total phosphorus monitoring will be completed at eight sites in the watershed. The purpose of this monitoring is to document baseline conditions and establish sites for long term monitoring to document changes that result from BMP implementation. This monitoring will be completed by volunteers, if found, funds will be requested for SLOH support and shipping. CBM program will be contacted to seek volunteers for sampling. The number of sites or sampling frequency will be adjusted for following years based on sample results and discussions with CO modelers. In addition to growing season TP sampling, two TP samples will be collected in winter (January, February) from each stream to document winter baseflow conditions. These data will help assess if groundwater or bedload are sources of phosphorus to these streams. Winter sampling will include total phosphorus, dissolved phosphorus and suspended solids. Diatom sampling will be completed at the eight growing season TP sites to determine if there is a biological response to current TP concentrations. The data will help establish a baseline to evaluation future TP reductions.

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NC Wilson Creek 2018 Survey Station 10011575 Fish SSN 515086691
The Wilson Creek Watershed was selected to collect baseline biological, physical and chemical information from streams in the watershed. The watershed has been targeted for Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation to address total phosphorus and sediment runoff and riparian degradation. The data will be used to establish a baseline of current conditions to evaluate BMP effectiveness in the future. Volunteers were selected to monitor eight of the sites in this project.
The Wilson Creek Watershed was selected to collect baseline biological, physical and chemical information from streams in the watershed. The watershed has been targeted for Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation to address total phosphorus and sediment runoff and riparian degradation. The data will be used to establish a baseline of current conditions to evaluate BMP effectiveness in the future. Volunteers were selected to monitor eight of the sites in this project.
The Wilson Creek Watershed was selected to collect baseline biological, physical and chemical information from streams in the watershed. The watershed has been targeted for Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation to address total phosphorus and sediment runoff and riparian degradation. The data will be used to establish a baseline of current conditions to evaluate BMP effectiveness in the future. Volunteers were selected to monitor eight of the sites in this project.
The Wilson Creek Watershed was selected to collect baseline biological, physical and chemical information from streams in the watershed. The watershed has been targeted for Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation to address total phosphorus and sediment runoff and riparian degradation. The data will be used to establish a baseline of current conditions to evaluate BMP effectiveness in the future. Volunteers were selected to monitor eight of the sites in this project.
The Wilson Creek Watershed was selected to collect baseline biological, physical and chemical information from streams in the watershed. The watershed has been targeted for Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation to address total phosphorus and sediment runoff and riparian degradation. The data will be used to establish a baseline of current conditions to evaluate BMP effectiveness in the future. Volunteers were selected to monitor eight of the sites in this project.
The Wilson Creek Watershed was selected to collect baseline biological, physical and chemical information from streams in the watershed. The watershed has been targeted for Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation to address total phosphorus and sediment runoff and riparian degradation. The data will be used to establish a baseline of current conditions to evaluate BMP effectiveness in the future. Volunteers were selected to monitor eight of the sites in this project.
The Wilson Creek Watershed was selected to collect baseline biological, physical and chemical information from streams in the watershed. The watershed has been targeted for Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation to address total phosphorus and sediment runoff and riparian degradation. The data will be used to establish a baseline of current conditions to evaluate BMP effectiveness in the future. Volunteers were selected to monitor eight of the sites in this project.
The Wilson Creek Watershed was selected to collect baseline biological, physical and chemical information from streams in the watershed. The watershed has been targeted for Best Management Practices (BMP) implementation to address total phosphorus and sediment runoff and riparian degradation. The data will be used to establish a baseline of current conditions to evaluate BMP effectiveness in the future. Volunteers were selected to monitor eight of the sites in this project.
 
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