Little Roche A Cri Creek (CW01) Watershed Planning


Watershed plan update 2010. The Little Roche-A-Cri Watershed , a 196 mi2 watershed, is situated in the southern part of the Central Wisconsin Basin in Adams, Waushara and Marquette Counties. The Central Wisconsin River Basin contains numerous rock outcroppings and beautiful flowages. The basin is characterized by agricultural activities throughout the basin with intensive row cropping taking place in the central sands region. The last glaciers to flatten Wisconsin only stretched through part of the basin, consequently affecting the Little Roche-A-Cri Watershed topography. The glaciers created a network of warm and cold water streams fed by surface and groundwater sources that all connect to the Wisconsin River. The Central Wisconsin River Basin has one of the largest and most diverse arrays of surface water systems in the state.

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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