Bear Creek (LW14) Watershed Planning


Watershed plan update 2010. The Bear Creek watershed is one of 29 watersheds within the Lower Wisconsin Basin. The watershed is located in southwestern Sauk and southeastern Richland County, covering approximately 87,000 acres (Map 1). Numerous rivers and streams cover 236 miles throughout the watershed. There are fewer streams in the southern portion of the watershed, though there are many sloughs and wetlands associated with the Wisconsin River floodplain. There are approximately 6,800 wetland acres in addition to roughly 219 total lake acres, primarily consisting of these oxbows and sloughs.

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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Jones Slough, Wisconsin [1247300] Algal Photo
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Watershed at a Glance
Watershed_portrait_Bear (Sauk Co.) Creek-landuse
Assessments information and recommendations for the Bear Creek (LW14) Watershed
Watershed_ORW303D_Bear (Sauk Co.) Creek
Watershed_portrait_Bear (Sauk Co.) Creek Wetlands
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Watershed Portrait Bear Dams (Sauk Co.) Creek
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Bear Creek (LW14) Watershed Planning