Refine Load Estimates
The Big Eau Pleine Flowage (wbic 1427200) is listed on the Federal 303 (d) list for violations of the State dissolved oxygen and pH water quality standards. The Big Eau Pleine River is also on the list for dissolved oxygen levels below the water quality standard. Both listings are a result of excessive nutrient loading, primarily phosphorus, to the river and flowage. The Department started a multi-year water quality study in 2009 to develop a TMDL for the river and flowage.
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.