SER_02_CMP12 - Otter Creek Bacteria Monitoring

Purpose

The purpose of this project is to determine if the water quality of Otter Creek (WBIC 56400) still exceeds water quality criteria for bacteria. If so, monitoring will help determine which stream reaches may need BMP implementation to delist this impaired water. After the project is complete, the department would partner with the Sheboygan County Planning Department to conduct a sanitary survey of the watershed if necessary.

Objective

Project Justification: The study will help identify which stream reaches are exceeding water quality criteria for bacteria. Data will assist in determining proper placement and type of BMP implementation to lower bacteria levels in the stream. This will ultimately allow the delisting of Otter Creek from the Impaired Waters List.

Outcome

Performance Measures: 1) Number of sample sites associated with the project. Eight (8) sample sites are associated with this project. 2) Number of sampling events associated with project. Monitoring will include 5 water chemistry grab samples, collected each month, during June, July, and August, 2011. With 8 samples sites, a total of 120 samples will be collected. 3) Estimated date when sample collection will be complete. August 30th, 2011. 4) Estimated date when all data will be entered into appropriate database. September 30th, 2011. Data will be entered through SLOH. 5) Estimated date when final report will be complete. December 31st, 2012

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SER_02_CMP12
2011
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The purpose of this project is to determine if the water quality of Otter Creek (WBIC 56400) still exceeds water quality criteria for bacteria. If so, monitoring will help determine which stream reaches may need BMP implementation to delist this impaired water. After the project is complete, the department would partner with the Sheboygan County Planning Department to conduct a sanitary survey of the watershed if necessary.