Suamico, Little Suamico Rivers (GB01) Watershed Planning

Purpose

Watershed plan update 2011. The Suamico and Little Suamico Rivers arise in eastern Shawano County and flow easterly to Green Bay, draining 139 square miles. Streams in this watershed are generally small and shallow and are not conducive to the development of a sport fishery. The depth to groundwater is often shallow and large swampy areas are common. Near Green Bay, and inland for several miles, wetlands are especially prominent and are valuable spawning habitat for Green Bay sport fish species.Primary land use in the watershed is agricultural, with dairy farming most prevalent. Population in the watershed likely will expand as the city of Green Bay grows outward with residential areas spreading to rural regions as subdivisions and housing projects are built. Shallow depths to groundwater and tight soil conditions make areas in the watershed unfavorable for subsurface soil absorption sewage disposal systems. Caution is necessary to ensure adequate disposal systems and sanitary sewers are provided to prevent water pollution and health hazards.

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.

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Watershed Planning
Targeted Watershed Plans
GB01_WTPLAN
2012
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Reports and Documents
Suamico and Little Suamico (GB01) Watershed Trout Waters 2013
Suamico and Little Suamico (GB01) Watershed PRWs 2013
Suamico and Little Suamico (GB01) Watershed Wetlands 2013
Suamico and Little Suamico (GB01) Watershed OERW 2013
Suamico and Little Suamico (GB01) Watershed Basemap 2013
Suamico and Little Suamico (GB01) Watershed Land Use 2013
Suamico and Little Suamico (GB01) Watershed Dams and Outfalls 2013
Assessments and recommendations for the Watershed.
Assessment package for watershed planning.
Assessment package for watershed planning.
Watershed at a Glance
 
Activities & Recommendations
Water Quality Planning
Suamico and Little Suamico (GB01) Watershed Planning
 
Watershed
 
Waters