PurposeA large manure storage/leachate violation was discovered in 2015 stemming from a complaint regarding water quality conditions in Spice Lake. An enforcement case is currently ongoing and this project will evaluate the extent of contamination stemming from this chronic discharge. Spice Lake and an Unnamed Tributary are the immediately affected waterways however, a nearby lake, Klaus Lake is in close proximity and we have received complaints about water quality in that lake also. The District Lake and Stream Biologist will evaluate the extent of chronic impacts associated with the violation and determine appropriate remedial activities needed to restore water quality conditions in Spice Lake.
What: The project will contain a P.I. plant survey, top and bottom phosphorus, microbial source tracking, e coli, alkalinity, ammonia, TKN, TSS, BOD, E Coli, NO2+NO3 dissolved oxygen, water clarity, and conductivity. These tests will occur on Spice Lake
For the streams portion, the project will be collecting Fish IBI, Qual habitat, WQ (TP, TKN, NH4, NO2+NO3, TSS, BOD, E-Coli, ENT). Water Chemistry and macroinvertabrate samples will be collected between March-April and the fish and habitat will be evaluated May-June at 2 streams sites including a reference site.
The monitoring for Spice Lake will occur during spring runoff, then once in June, July, and August. The Plant P.I. survey will only occur in August The monitoring for the streams will occur during spring runoff.
How: We will be using a canoe with a trolling motor for the sampling and a hydrolab. The streams portion of the project will be using a backpack shocker and a kicknet.
ObjectiveWhy is the project necessary and what management question is to be addressed? The project is necessary due to a large spill at Spice Lake. The project will evaluate the extent of the contamination and what the remediation measures will include.
Describe the specific information for the sites to be addressed as part of the project. For the lakes portion, the project will be collecting phosphorus, microbial source tracking, ammonia, TP, TKN, TSS, BOD, Bacteria, NO2+NO3 plant diversity, alkalinity, water clarity, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and conductivity. The streams portion would be collecting Fish IBI, Qual habitat, WQ (TP, TN, NH4, NO2+NO3, TSS, BOD, E-Coli, ENT). Water Chemistry and macroinvertabrate samples will be collected between March-April and the fish and habitat will be evaluated May-June at 2 streams sites including a reference site.
Spice Lake (445900) will be the only lake sampled. It will be sampled once 2 weeks after ice out then in June, July, and august. For the streams portion, the project will be collecting Fish IBI, Qual habitat, WQ (TP, TKN, NH4, NO2+NO3, TSS, BOD, E-Coli, ENT) at the 2 locations on the inlet and on a reference stream yet to be determined.
OutcomeProvide a summary sentence describing the project outcome. Identify project deliverables.
The project will provide details on the extent of the contamination and provide a relative assumption of pre-discharge conditions. The Stream Biologist will be surveying the streams as well to evaluate the biological community and help track runoff sources. This information will be used in the current enforcement case for Spice Lake and to determine remediation measures.
Spice Lake will have 1 sample sites, the deep hole. The number of lake sample events that will occur in FY 2016 is 2. The number of sample events that will occur in FY 17 is 2. The point intercept survey will be completed in FY 2017. The estimated date when the samples will be complete is in August FY 2017. Data will be entered into database by December FY 2017. Final report will be complete in December FY 2017. LTE will be responsible for entering data into database.
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