Lake Tomah and tributary streams have consistently high concentrations of phosphorus. Sources of TP include current NPS, legacy issues and potentially natural sources. Previous watershed and lake monitoring estimated watershed TP Loads however more watershed monitoring is needed to determine TP load contribution from baseflow versus storm events. Previous monitoring may not have accurately assessed TP loads from larger storm and runoff events due to timing issues. This study proposes to re-assess baseflow and event loads by using fixed period sampling to assess baseflow while also targeting storm and runoff events. Fixed period monthly and storm event sampling will occur at the inflow site. Camille Bruhn, the Eau Claire biologist (Chris), and field crew (Mycal, Caitlin, etc.), and volunteer monitors will collect the samples.
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This study proposes to re-assess baseflow and events loads by using fixed period sampling.