ROCK RIVER COALITION, INC: Rock River & Horicon Marsh Volunteer Initiative

Purpose

The Rock River Coalition, Inc., partnering with USGS, USFWS, the City of Horicon and WDNR will conduct a water quality monitoring project to determine if conservation practices installed since 2000 in the Upper Rock River Basin watershed has resulted in measureable improved water quality, provide a current baseline of water quality to assess changes occurring after 2009, foster citizen involvement and train citizen monitors in sample collection. The project will: 1) collect and analyze nutrient and sediment samples from two tributary streams and the outlet of Horicon Marsh; 2) compile an analysis of point and non-point source practices installed since 2000; 3) compare the new data to data collected in a similar study done in 1998 and 1999 to determine if water quality improvements have occurred. Along with a final report, project deliverables include: 1) an assessment of nutrient and sediment loading to the Horicon Marsh; 2) an assessment of effectiveness of point and non-point pollution reduction practices to reduce pollutant load to the marsh; and 3) provide data to help determine the accuracy of the TMDL modeling that will be done as part of the Rock River Basin TMDL project.

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River Protection Grant
RM-044-10
2009
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The Rock River Coalition, Inc., partnering with USGS, USFWS, the City of Horicon and WDNR will conduct a water quality monitoring project to determine if conservation practices installed since 2000 in the Upper Rock River Basin watershed has resulted in measureable improved water quality, provide a current baseline of water quality to assess changes occurring after 2009, foster citizen involvement and train citizen monitors in sample collection. The project will: 1) collect and analyze nutrient and sediment samples from two tributary streams and the outlet of Horicon Marsh; 2) compile an analysis of point and non-point source practices installed since 2000; 3) compare the new data to data collected in a similar study done in 1998 and 1999 to determine if water quality improvements have occurred. Along with a final report, project deliverables include: 1) an assessment of nutrient and sediment loading to the Horicon Marsh; 2) an assessment of effectiveness of point and non-point pollution reduction practices to reduce pollutant load to the marsh; and 3) provide data to help determine the accuracy of the TMDL modeling that will be done as part of the Rock River Basin TMDL project.
TMDL Actions in Wisconsin
Data analysis, report production
The Rock River Coalition, Inc., partnering with USGS, USFWS, the City of Horicon and WDNR will conduct a water quality monitoring project to determine if conservation practices installed since 2000 in the Upper Rock River Basin watershed has resulted in measureable improved water quality, provide a current baseline of water quality to assess changes occurring after 2009, foster citizen involvement and train citizen monitors in sample collection. The project will: 1) collect and analyze nutrient and sediment samples from two tributary streams and the outlet of Horicon Marsh; 2) compile an analysis of point and non-point source practices installed since 2000; 3) compare the new data to data collected in a similar study done in 1998 and 1999 to determine if water quality improvements have occurred. Along with a final report, project deliverables include: 1) an assessment of nutrient and sediment loading to the Horicon Marsh; 2) an assessment of effectiveness of point and non-point pollution reduction practices to reduce pollutant load to the marsh; and 3) provide data to help determine the accuracy of the TMDL modeling that will be done as part of the Rock River Basin TMDL project.
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
The Rock River Coalition, Inc., partnering with USGS, USFWS, the City of Horicon and WDNR will conduct a water quality monitoring project to determine if conservation practices installed since 2000 in the Upper Rock River Basin watershed has resulted in measureable improved water quality, provide a current baseline of water quality to assess changes occurring after 2009, foster citizen involvement and train citizen monitors in sample collection. The project will: 1) collect and analyze nutrient and sediment samples from two tributary streams and the outlet of Horicon Marsh; 2) compile an analysis of point and non-point source practices installed since 2000; 3) compare the new data to data collected in a similar study done in 1998 and 1999 to determine if water quality improvements have occurred. Along with a final report, project deliverables include: 1) an assessment of nutrient and sediment loading to the Horicon Marsh; 2) an assessment of effectiveness of point and non-point pollution reduction practices to reduce pollutant load to the marsh; and 3) provide data to help determine the accuracy of the TMDL modeling that will be done as part of the Rock River Basin TMDL project.
 
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