Oak Creek (SE05) Watershed Planning

Purpose

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.

Objective

The Oak Creek watershed, is a 27.24-square-mile surface hater drainage basin that discharges to Lake Michigan in the City of South Milwaukee. In 1980, a 0.76-square-mile area was diverted from the direct Lake Michigan drainage basin to the Oak Creek drainage basin, the area diverted being shown on Map 3. This interbasin diversion increased the area of the Oak Creek drainage basin by 2.9 percent. The Oak Creek acts as an estuary of Lake Michigan from its mouth to the first Oak Creek Parkway bridge, a distance of about 0.3 mile. The Oak Creek watershed is the third smallest of the 11 major natural watersheds located wholly or partly within the Region. It comprises only about 1 percent of the total area of the Southeastern Wisconsin Region.

Related Reports

Run Project Summary Report
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Water Quality Planning
Targeted Watershed Plans
SE05_WTPLAN
2013
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
Oak Creek-Frontal Lake Michigan TWA WQM Plan 2017
Oak Creek-Frontal Lake Michigan TWA WQM Plan 2017 Presentation
 
Activities & Recommendations
Water Quality Planning
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.
 
Watershed
 
Waters