Willow River (SC03, SC02) Watershed Planning


Watershed plan update 2010. The Upper Willow River Watershed is located in northern St. Croix and southern Polk counties. The watershed is 117,551 acres in size and includes 319 miles of streams and rivers, 516 acres of lakes and 5,595 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (48%), grassland (30%) and forest (16%). The watershed is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater.

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

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Water Quality Planning
Targeted Watershed Plans
Reports and Documents
Watershed at a Glance
Assessment and recommendations for SC02 and SC03.
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Activities & Recommendations
Monitor Targeted Area
Project: Willow River (SC03, SC02) Watershed Planning