Kinnickinnic River (MI01) Watershed Planning


Watershed plan update 2010. This is watershed plan for the Kinnickinnic River Watershed, the smallest (33 square miles) and most urban of the Milwaukee River Basin watersheds. This watershed includes the 25-square-mile drainage area of the Kinnickinnic River, plus areas discharging directly to Lake Michigan. The watershed is located within the southern portion of Milwaukee County and contains 25 miles of perennial streams and seven park ponds, but no lakes are found within the watershed. Th e Kinnickinnic River is the only offi cially named stream, and comprises about half of the total stream miles in the watershed. Land cover in this watershed is mostly urban (90%), with park/recreational lands (5.3%) and woodlands (1.5%) creating open spaces. Remaining wetlands comprise only 0.36 percent of the land area. prise only 0.2 percent of the land area.

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.

Related Reports

Run Project Summary Report
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Water Quality Planning
Targeted Watershed Plans
Reports and Documents
Assessments and recommendations for the MI01 Watershed.
Fully Approved QAPP
Land Use Map for Kinnckinnic WT
OERW & Impaired Waters for MI01
Trout Streams for MI01
Wetlands Map for MI01
Fisheries Stations
Dams & Outfalls Map for watershed planning
Basemap for WT Planning MI01
Potentially Restorable Wetlands
MI01 Goals Image
MI01 Learn More Image
Watershed at a Glance
This document is a DNR environmental analysis that evaluates probable environmental effects and decides on the need for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
This document was developed as part of the project quality assurance and quality control (QAQC) plan of Phase III; therefore, it also provides information on data quality evaluation in the context of a final engineering design for a contaminated sediment remediation project.”
Kinnickinnic River Tributary, 43rd Street Ditch, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee Metropolitan SD WWTP Use Designation File, Multiple Authors, SER Region, Description and Recommendation
Activities & Recommendations
Water Quality Planning
Project: Kinnickinnic River (MI01) Watershed Planning