Fourteen Mile Creek Watershed 9 key element plan support (2018)

Purpose

The proposed monitoring will be in the Fourteen Mile Creek Watershed in Adams County. Monitoring will be conducted by citizen volunteers associated with the Fourteen Mile Creek Watershed Committee and support the development of a County led 9 key element plan. Counties involved in plan development include Adams, Wood and Waushara. This project request is for LTE hours to provide technical and advisory assistance to volunteer monitors and participate in partnership meetings. These citizen monitors are interested in water quality in the Fourteen Mile Creek Watershed and the Tri-Lakes area and information will be used to support 9 key element plan development. The data will also be used by counties to identify areas to work with landowners to target BMPs

Objective

Citizen volunteers associated with the Fourteen Mile Creek Watershed Committee will conduct monitoring consisting of stream flow using DNR protocols. Moreover, they will take water samples and pay for water quality analysis from their own funds. DNR has partnered and has collaborated with these volunteers and will use their data to analyze water quality in the Fourteen Mile Creek Watershed, the Tri-Lakes area, and the town of Rome. Their flow monitoring and water sampling procedures have been quality checked by Scott Provost, Water Resources Management Specialist. Their data will be valuable to the Department. Citizen volunteers will take flow and water samples at these 11 sites: 1. Arrowhead, SWIMS 10031430 2. Sherwood, SWIMS 013030 3. Camelot 1, SWIMS 10031426 4. Camelot 2, SWIMS 10031425 5. S Curve on D. SWIMS 013173 6. Alp and 5th, SWIMS 10009160 7. D and 5th, SWIMS 10021937 8. D and 3rd, SWIMS TBD 9. D and 73rd, SWIMS 10029989 10. Aniwa 1, SWIMS 10009158 11. Aniwa 2, SWIMS 10009156 John Endrizzi (citizen volunteer monitor) of the Fourteen Mile Creek Watershed Committee, will act as the main contact for all monitoring efforts.

Outcome

This project will provide the Department of much needed information that can be used for tracking water quality changes over time, provide supplemental data for the Wisconsin River TMDL and will allow volunteers to collect data without DNR staff time. The data will also be used to support the development of a County led 9 key element plan for the watershed. LTE hours requested in this project will support the partnership and the volunteers by providing technical assistance, attending partnership meetings and ensuring data is entered into SWIMs

Study Design

Flow and water samples taken once a month according to DNR protocols at 11 sites.

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