Brush Creek & Pine River TWA 2014-2016

Purpose

Jean Unmuth and two interns will complete a targeted watershed assessment in the Brush Cr.-Pine River Huc-12 watershed. The streams that will be monitored are Brush, and tributary Pier Spring Cr., and Center Cr. and a tributary, for a total of 6 sites in the watershed. There is recent macroinvertebrate and/or fish data collected for Brush Cr., Center Cr., and Pier Spring Cr. and this will provide a second year of biological data, and water chemistry - phosphorus, nitrogen and TSS. Qualitative or quantitative habitat will be collected at each site where there is no current information.

Objective

Targeted watershed assessment will provide enough information to add to existing recent data to evaluate the watershed for pour point total phosphorus, and collect some additional TSS, nitrogen data. A second year of biological FIBI and/or MIBI data will be collected where necessary. Brush Cr. WBIC:1226200 at pour point Bancroft Dr. (no SWIMS station) and upstream SWIMS station 10031497. Pier Spring Cr. WBIC: 1226500 at the pour point SWIMS station 10031753. Center Cr. WBIC: 1225800 at the pour point SWIMS station 10020910 and upstream Wyatt Springs Ln. (no SWIMS Station). Unnamed trib of Center Cr. WBIC:1225900 at the pour point upstream of S. Cairns Ave (no SWIMS station).

Outcome

Targeted watershed plan document, and if evaluation for any stream indicates impairement - submtittal of impaired waters document.

Study Design

4 streams, and a total of 6 sites will be monitored. HUC 12 - 70700051107

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Targeted Watershed Approach
Evaluation (TP SSC, Stressor, Bioassess)
South_TWA_1_2014
2014
Report In Development
 
Reports and Documents
Brush Creek SWIMS 10031495 upstream of High School Driveway NC Verification V6_3-23-2017
Pier Spring Cr. 110 m DS of Fire # 24355 Pier Spring Rd.NC Validation 2017
Center Creek SWIMS 10042283 DS Hyatt Springs LN NC Verification V6_3-23-2017
Center Creek SWIMS 10040189 US S. Cairns Ave. NC Verification V6_3-23-2017
Brush Creek SWIMS 10031497 US Buckhorn Ln. NC Verification V6_3-23-2017
Center Creek SWIMS 10020910 US Norman Dr. NC Verification V6_3-23-2017
Brush Creek SWIMS 533073 US Covered Bridge Rd. NC Verification V6_3-23-2017
Brush Creek US of Bancroft Drive NC validation 2017
Summarized 10 years of data collected in Brush and Center Creeks watershed. Brush Creek – Pine River TWA Watershed Evaluation Final Project Report Jean Unmuth – DNR Water Resources Specialist/Author, UW-Platteville Interns: Joshua Delvaux, Christin Selle Citizen Monitor: Jim Korb, 05/17/2016
Brush Creek -- Pine River Targeted Watershed Assessment Final Project Report (2016) EGAD_NUMBER 3200-2016-21
Brush Creek - Pine River [HUC12] [SCR_18_CMP14]
Center Creek 1225800 TP report TWA 2014
Center Creek 1225800 mibi report TWA 2014
Center Creek 1225800 mibi chart TWA 2014
DNR staff completed a targeted watershed assessment in the Brush Creek-Pine River watershed. The streams that will be monitored are Brush Creek and Pier Spring Creek (a tributary to Brush), as well as Center Creek and a small tributary, for a total of 6 sites in the watershed. The targeted watershed assessment will hopefully provide enough information to add to existing recent data in order to evaluate the watershed for total phosphorus levels at the pour point.
DNR staff completed a targeted watershed assessment in the Brush Creek-Pine River watershed. The streams that will be monitored are Brush Creek and Pier Spring Creek (a tributary to Brush), as well as Center Creek and a small tributary, for a total of 6 sites in the watershed. The targeted watershed assessment will hopefully provide enough information to add to existing recent data in order to evaluate the watershed for total phosphorus levels at the pour point.
PIER SPRING CREEK UPSTREAM OF HWY 14 BRIDGE
PIER SPRING CREEK UPSTREAM OF HWY 14 BRIDGE NC Validation 2017
 
Activities & Recommendations
Monitor Targeted Watershed Area (TWA)
The streams that will be monitored are Brush, and tributary Pier Spring Cr., and Center Cr. and a tributary, for a total of 6 sites in the watershed. There is recent macroinvertebrate and/or fish data collected for Brush Cr., Center Cr., and Pier Spring Cr. and this will provide a second year of biological data, and water chemistry - phosphorus, nitrogen and TSS. Qualitative or quantitative habitat will be collected at each site where there is no current information.