German Valley and Pleasant Valley SP12

Purpose

Monitoring of these two streams will take place in order to comply with the EPA SP-12 measure to show improved water quality conditions. Each stream has had major rehabilitation of the watershed and stream corridor. This monitoring will determine whether of not these streams are meeting their natural attainable use and can subsequently be removed from the state's list of impaired waters. Fish IBI, macroinvertebrate IBI/HBI, and habitat measurements will be collected at several sites on each stream and compared with pre-rehabilitation data. Region staff will collect samples during the sampling season in the calendar year 2009. This is a continuation of monitoring started in 2008.

Objective

In accordance with the SP-12 measure, determine if water quality and biotic conditions of these two streams has improved to the point where they are now meeting their attainable use as cold water resources and can be removed from the 303(d) list.

Outcome

Eight sites on German Valley and four sites on Pleasant Valley will be monitored for fisheries assemblage and habitat. Sample collection will be completed by fall, 2009. Fish and habitat data will be entered into the FH database by December, 2009. Macroinvertebrate data will be entered as soon as available. Reports will be completed during winter, 2009/10.

Related Reports

Run Project Summary Report
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TMDL/303d Projects
Evaluate for Delisting
SCR_04_CMP10
2009
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
Final document (proposal) to remove German Valley Creek in Dane County from the state's list of impaired waters.
Report summarizing the monitoring of German Valley Creek in fulfillment of SP12 projects SCR02_09 and SCR04_10 and proposal for removal of the stream from the state's impaired waters list.
Appendix to "An Assessment of German Valley Creek"
Budget for SCR04_10 (SP 12) project
Master Spreadsheet for Project Budget 2010 Projects
 
Activities & Recommendations
Delist Impaired Water
In accordance with the SP-12 measure, determine if water quality and biotic conditions of these two streams has improved to the point where they are now meeting their attainable use as cold water resources and can be removed from the 303(d) list.
Monitor EPA SP12/WQ10
In accordance with the SP-12 measure, determine if water quality and biotic conditions of these two streams has improved to the point where they are now meeting their attainable use as cold water resources and can be removed from the 303(d) list.
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Monitoring of these two streams will take place in order to comply with the EPA SP-12 measure to show improved water quality conditions. Each stream has had major rehabilitation of the watershed and stream corridor. This monitoring will determine whether or not these streams are meeting their natural attainable use and can subsequently be removed from the state's list of impaired waters.
Control Streambank Erosion
German Valley Creek Middle - Installation of streambank restoration and protection practices. Each stream has had major rehabilitation of the watershed and stream corridor. The water quality objective of the project was to reduce stream bank erosion by 90% resulting in an overall reduction of sediment load of over 7300 tons/year over the whole area of the project. In all, almost 50,000 feet of stream bank was shaped and stabilized, and over 600 fish habitat structures (LUNKERS and weirs) were added to the stream.
 
Watershed
 
Waters