WT Planning Lower Wisconsin

Study Design

Watershed specified for planning and assessment purposes. Assessment of water quality condition in this respective county will use protocols described in WisCALM of the year of assessment. Minimum assessment work includes biological data (macroinvertebrates, fish indices), chemistry and habitat data. Additional work includes identification of priorities and goals, creating recommendations for actions, and updating narratives for watersheds and waterbodies. Assessments are to be double checked by at least one additional biologist.

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Water Quality Planning
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Activities & Recommendations
Review, Update Use Designation
Evaluation of use designation for WBIC 1311600, Bear Creek
Monitor to Evaluate Projects
The City of Tomah must monitor the filling of the Lake Tomah sediment trap and dredge the trap on a periodic basis.
Monitor Fish Community
A fish and habitat survey on Fountain Creek of the section which recently received habitat improvements should be surveyed to determine existing conditions and classification.
Fish Management, Access
An effort should be made to reduce the carp population of Lake Tomah to improve water quality conditions in the lake.
Engage Volunteers in Monitoring/Restoration
The self-help monitoring of Lake Tomah should continue.
Monitor Fish Community
An updated fish and habitat survey should be conducted on Hoton Creek, Bear Creek, Deer Creek, Indian Creek (both), Mud Creek, Rocky Run, the portion of the Lemonweir River upstream of New Lisbon, the Lemonweir River, and the South Fork of the Lemonweir River downstream of Lake Tomah to determine their current conditions and classification.