Western District River TP Gaps - 2015 - WCR_03_CMP15

Purpose

The purpose of this project is to collect information some of our Long Term Trend (LTT) Rivers to fill in missing data gaps. Currently, there is a patchwork of assessment units on the Black, Trempealeau and Kickapoo Rivers that are listed as impaired due to Total Phosphorous. Other AUs throughout the watershed are lacking the data necessary to make listing decisions. This project will use volunteer efforts to close these data gaps. If funded this proposal would utilize volunteers collect six growing season Total Phosphorous samples from three sites on the Trempealeau River, four sites on the Black River and four sites on Kickapoo River. The success of this project will be contingent upon finding volunteers willing to collect and mail the samples.

Objective

The main objective of this project is collect Total Phosphorous data for listing decisions in areas that are lacking information. This project would require six growing season Total Phosphorous samples from three sites on the Trempealeau River, four sites on the Black River and four sites on Kickapoo River. Western District staff proposes working with willing volunteers to collect these samples. Department staff will work with volunteers to ensure proper methods are used during sample collection. In addition to the phosphorous, one Diatom IBI (DNI) sample and two macroinvertebrate samples per wadeable stretch of river will also be collected by Western District staff in the fall of 2015. Exact locations for both the phosphorous and macroinvertebrate sampling are yet to be determined.

Outcome

This project will provide Total Phosphorous data for three rivers that will allow us to make impaired waters listing decisions on 11 assessment units. This project would require six growing season Total Phosphorous samples from three sites on the Trempealeau River, four sites on the Black River and four sites on Kickapoo River. 22 TP sampling events would occur during FY 2105 and 44 in FY 2016. TP sample collection would be completed in October of 2015. Macroinvertebrate samples would be sampled in the fall of 2015. One diatom IBI (DNI) sample will also be collected from the wadeable reaches of each river. TP data will be automatically be uploaded to SWIMS. Macroinvertebrate data will be batch uploaded into SWIMS when analysis is complete by CO. After TP and bug data is complete this information can be used for potential 303d listing decisions.

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The purpose of this project is to collect information some of our Long Term Trend (LTT) Rivers to fill in missing data gaps. Currently, there is a patchwork of assessment units on the Black, Trempealeau and Kickapoo Rivers that are listed as impaired due to Total Phosphorous. Other assessment units throughout the watershed are lacking the data necessary to make listing decisions. Volunteers collected total phosphorus samples at two sites for this project to help close the gaps.
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Currently, there is a patchwork of stream reaches on the Black, Trempealeau, and Kickapoo Rivers that are listed as impaired due to total phosphorous levels. In order to fill some of the data gaps found along unmonitored river stretches of western Wisconsin, local WAV volunteers were asked in 2015 to collect six growing season water samples at three sites on the Trempealeau River, four sites on the Black River, and four sites on Kickapoo River.
Currently, there is a patchwork of stream reaches on the Black, Trempealeau, and Kickapoo Rivers that are listed as impaired due to total phosphorous levels. In order to fill some of the data gaps found along unmonitored river stretches of western Wisconsin, local WAV volunteers were asked in 2015 to collect six growing season water samples at three sites on the Trempealeau River, four sites on the Black River, and four sites on Kickapoo River.
Currently, there is a patchwork of stream reaches on the Black, Trempealeau, and Kickapoo Rivers that are listed as impaired due to total phosphorous levels. In order to fill some of the data gaps found along unmonitored river stretches of western Wisconsin, local WAV volunteers were asked in 2015 to collect six growing season water samples at three sites on the Trempealeau River, four sites on the Black River, and four sites on Kickapoo River.
Currently, there is a patchwork of stream reaches on the Black, Trempealeau, and Kickapoo Rivers that are listed as impaired due to total phosphorous levels. In order to fill some of the data gaps found along unmonitored river stretches of western Wisconsin, local WAV volunteers were asked in 2015 to collect six growing season water samples at three sites on the Trempealeau River, four sites on the Black River, and four sites on Kickapoo River.
Currently, there is a patchwork of stream reaches on the Black, Trempealeau, and Kickapoo Rivers that are listed as impaired due to total phosphorous levels. In order to fill some of the data gaps found along unmonitored river stretches of western Wisconsin, local WAV volunteers were asked in 2015 to collect six growing season water samples at three sites on the Trempealeau River, four sites on the Black River, and four sites on Kickapoo River.
Currently, there is a patchwork of stream reaches on the Black, Trempealeau, and Kickapoo Rivers that are listed as impaired due to total phosphorous levels. In order to fill some of the data gaps found along unmonitored river stretches of western Wisconsin, local WAV volunteers were asked in 2015 to collect six growing season water samples at three sites on the Trempealeau River, four sites on the Black River, and four sites on Kickapoo River.
Currently, there is a patchwork of stream reaches on the Black, Trempealeau, and Kickapoo Rivers that are listed as impaired due to total phosphorous levels. In order to fill some of the data gaps found along unmonitored river stretches of western Wisconsin, local WAV volunteers were asked in 2015 to collect six growing season water samples at three sites on the Trempealeau River, four sites on the Black River, and four sites on Kickapoo River.