Rush Creek (BL01) Watershed Planning


Watershed plan update 2010. The Rush Creek Watershed is approximately 154,478 acres in size and consists of 551 miles of streams and rivers. The topography of the watershed consists of steeply wooded hillsides with narrow ridgetops and valleys. Rock outcrops along the bluffs facing the Mississippi River are a common sight in the watershed. Stream valleys and ridgetops with scenic vistas now contain many seasonal and permanent homes.


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.

Related Reports

Run Project Summary Report
View Umbrella-Projects
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Water Quality Planning
Targeted Watershed Plans
Reports and Documents
Cold Springs near Lynxville
Macroinvertebrate report for Rush Creek Watershed
Wetlands Summary Report 2012
Assessment summary and recommendations for the BL01 Watershed.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources West Central Region Lower Chippewa River Basin December, 2002
Activities & Recommendations
Water Quality Planning
BL01, Watershed Plan
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment