Milwaukee River South (MI02) Watershed Planning

Purpose

The Milwaukee River South Watershed covers about 168 square miles and is located in portions of Ozaukee and Milwaukee Counties. The Milwaukee River mainstem enters the watershed west of the Village of Fredonia and flows for about 48 miles before entering the Milwaukee Harbor. There are three small named lakes, several unnamed lakes and many park ponds within the Milwaukee River South Watershed. Land cover in the watershed is a mix of rural and urban uses. Overall, the watershed is about 33 percent urban, with agriculture (25%), grasslands (21%), forests (12%) and wetlands (6%) making up the rest of the major land cover types. Fourteen cities and villages are found in this watershed.

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
MI02_WTPLAN
2012
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Reports and Documents
Milwaukee River South (MI02) Watershed Land Use 2013
MI02 Milwaukee River South Watershed Wetlands
Assessments and recommendations for the Watershed.
streams_rivers macroinvertebrates chart 2003 to 2012
Milwaukee River South Assessment
Map of conflicting mIBI values from 2007 - 2011
Assessment package for watershed planning.
Assessment package for watershed planning.
Watershed at a Glance
Milwaukee River South (MI02) Watershed PRWs 2013
MI02 Milwaukee River South Watershed
Milwaukee River South (MI02) Watershed OERW 303d 2013
Milwaukee River South (MI02) Watershed Dams and Outalls 2013
 
Activities & Recommendations
Water Quality Planning
The Milwaukee River South Watershed covers about 168 square miles and is located in portions of Ozaukee and Milwaukee Counties. The Milwaukee River mainstem enters the watershed west of the Village of Fredonia and flows for about 48 miles before entering the Milwaukee Harbor. There are three small named lakes, several unnamed lakes and many park ponds within the Milwaukee River South Watershed. Land cover in the watershed is a mix of rural and urban uses. Overall, the watershed is about 33 percent urban, with agriculture (25%), grasslands (21%), forests (12%) and wetlands (6%) making up the rest of the major land cover types. Fourteen cities and villages are found in this watershed.
 
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