Elk Creek (BT03) Watershed Planning


Watershed plan update 2010. The Elk Creek Watershed lies within two counties, Buffalo and Trempealeau, and three combined basins, the Black, Buffalo, and Trempealeau River (BBT), located in West Central Wisconsin. Of the 3,852 mi2 these basins cover, the Elk Creek Watershed encompasses only 113 mi2. There are 285 miles of streams, many of which are only partially meeting their potential use because they are limited by agricultural nonpoint sources of pollution.

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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