Refine Load Estimates
Jump River and Main Creek
Final Report for Jump River and Main Creek Special Project (303d waters)
Monitor Targeted Area
September 2005 through September 2006. The Jump River Embayment of the Holcombe Flowage is located in Rusk and Chippewa Counties. The embayment is a 303d listed water due to high phosphorus concentrations and severe summer algae blooms. The Jump River and Main Creek watersheds provide the water and nutrient loading to the embayment. Monitoring by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (USAEWES) in 1995 and 1996 (James et al. 1998) documented the nutrient and sediment loads delivered to the embayment by these two streams. Both stream watersheds had an average total phosphorus (TP) export rate of 0.31 kilograms per hectare per year (kg/ha/yr).