Legler School and Pioneer Valley TWA 2017-2018

Purpose

To evaluate P and NOx concentrations, fisheries and habitat quality on Legler School and Pioneer Valley Creeks. Both of these creeks and their respective watersheds were part of a large-scale TRM project and EPA hypoxia grant that funded implementation of practices designed to reduce sediment and nutrient loading to these systems. Implementation occurred from 2012 - 2014. This project will evaluate the effectiveness of practices on both of these streams which are on the 303(d) list because of habitat degradation caused by sedimentation. HUC12 070900040402.

Objective

This project will evaluate the effectiveness of practices on both of these streams which are on the 303(d) list because of habitat degradation caused by sedimentation. It will mirror the project conducted in 2012 to gather baseline data prior to implementation of practices.

Outcome

An evaluation of the data to determine pre and post implementation of practices. The relative health of the fishery, stream habitat, and water chemistry will be compared. Data will be collected during calendar year 2017. It will be entered into the FM database and SWIMS. Reports will be entered into SWIMS and WATERS. The data will be used to determine if either of these streams can be taken off the 303(d) list.

Study Design

It will mirror the project conducted in 2012 to gather baseline data prior to implementation of practices. Fisheries and quantitative habitat assessments will be conducted at 6 sites (3 per stream). Water chemistry (TP and NOx) will be sampled once per month during the growing season. Data will be compared with pre-implementation data.

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Targeted Watershed Approach
Effectiveness (BMP, Other)
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Reports and Documents
A final report on the status of Legler School Branch and Pioneer Valley Creek in Green County Wisconsin. This is a post-rehabilitation, watershed project assessment.
This report summarizes the water chemistry sampling conducted during the 2012 growing season at the pour points of Pioneer Valley Creek (WBIC = 883100) and Legler School Branch (WBIC = 882900) prior to implementation of BMPs in their respective watersheds.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Legler School and Pioneer Valley Creeks. Both of these creeks and their respective watersheds were part of a large-scale TRM project and EPA hypoxia grant that funded implementation of practices designed to reduce sediment and nutrient loading to these systems
Monitor Targeted Watershed Area (TWA)
This project will evaluate the effectiveness of practices on both of these streams which are on the 303(d) list because of habitat degradation caused by sedimentation. HUC12 070900040402.
Monitor or Propose 303(d) Listing
Legler School and Pioneer Valley Creeks
Runoff Grant - Targeted Runoff Rural
Legler School and Pioneer Valley Creeks. Both of these creeks and their respective watersheds were part of a large-scale TRM project
 
Watershed
 
Waters