MILWAUKEE RIVERKEEPER: Monitoring Water Quality for the Milwaukee River Basin TMDL

Purpose

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is undertaking a project to conduct and guide water quality monitoring throughout the Milwaukee River Basin, utilizing citizen volunteers. The collected data will support implementation efforts associated with the Milwaukee River Basin TMDL. Milwaukee Riverkeeper will undertake the following activities: 1) Collect water samples to perform genetic sequencing, Total Phosphorus, E. coli, and Fecal Coliform tests on each. 2) Collect growing season Total Phosphorus water samples (according to WisCALM standards) throughout the watershed. 3) Where indicated by conductivity sensors, collect water samples for Chloride analysis. 4) Publish results in Milwaukee Riverkeeper\2019s Annual River Report Card. 5) Create a 3-5 year Strategic Monitoring Plan to inform future monitoring by Riverkeeper within the Milwaukee River Basin. Project deliverables include: 1) Provide to the department a final report summarizing results of bacterial community and water sample analyses. 2) Data entry into SWIMS 3) Provide to the department a copy of the final Strategic Water Quality Monitoring Plan. Special Conditions: 1) Donated professional services and volunteer lists and signatures shall be maintained for reporting in kind donations. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Rivers Biologist.

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Milwaukee Riverkeeper is undertaking a project to conduct and guide water quality monitoring throughout the Milwaukee River Basin, utilizing citizen volunteers. The collected data will support implementation efforts associated with the Milwaukee River Basin TMDL. Milwaukee Riverkeeper will undertake the following activities: 1) Collect water samples to perform genetic sequencing, Total Phosphorus, E. coli, and Fecal Coliform tests on each. 2) Collect growing season Total Phosphorus water samples (according to WisCALM standards) throughout the watershed. 3) Where indicated by conductivity sensors, collect water samples for Chloride analysis. 4) Publish results in Milwaukee Riverkeeper\2019s Annual River Report Card. 5) Create a 3-5 year Strategic Monitoring Plan to inform future monitoring by Riverkeeper within the Milwaukee River Basin. Project deliverables include: 1) Provide to the department a final report summarizing results of bacterial community and water sample analyses. 2) Data entry into SWIMS 3) Provide to the department a copy of the final Strategic Water Quality Monitoring Plan. Special Conditions: 1) Donated professional services and volunteer lists and signatures shall be maintained for reporting in kind donations. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Rivers Biologist.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
Milwaukee Riverkeeper is undertaking a project to conduct and guide water quality monitoring throughout the Milwaukee River Basin, utilizing citizen volunteers. The collected data will support implementation efforts associated with the Milwaukee River Basin TMDL. Milwaukee Riverkeeper will undertake the following activities: 1) Collect water samples to perform genetic sequencing, Total Phosphorus, E. coli, and Fecal Coliform tests on each. 2) Collect growing season Total Phosphorus water samples (according to WisCALM standards) throughout the watershed. 3) Where indicated by conductivity sensors, collect water samples for Chloride analysis. 4) Publish results in Milwaukee Riverkeeper\2019s Annual River Report Card. 5) Create a 3-5 year Strategic Monitoring Plan to inform future monitoring by Riverkeeper within the Milwaukee River Basin. Project deliverables include: 1) Provide to the department a final report summarizing results of bacterial community and water sample analyses. 2) Data entry into SWIMS 3) Provide to the department a copy of the final Strategic Water Quality Monitoring Plan. Special Conditions: 1) Donated professional services and volunteer lists and signatures shall be maintained for reporting in kind donations. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Rivers Biologist.
 
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