Citizen Based Stream Monitoring
Not an entirely unexpected find, but still acknowledged to be a rather rare critter. I thought I discovered some during my 5 August 2020 search, but the photos were not 'definitive.' The photo of yesterday's find was clearer and verified by Kris Wright at UW-Platteville.
The stream looking north from the bicycle-lane bridge spanning the East Branch of the Milwaukee River. In just two weeks the emergence of a watermilfoil (not certain if 'Northern' or 'Eurasian') is noticeable.
Looking upstream (north) from bike trail bridge on 5 August 2020.
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.