RIVER ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN: Part 2A Diagnostic & Feasibility Study of Norton & Jones Sloughs

Purpose

The River Alliance of Wisconsin proposes to conduct a more detailed assessment of groundwater contaminants to Norton and Jones Sloughs associated with the Wisconsin River in Sauk County. This assessment will complete a diagnostic and feasibility study for these waters, and will be used to evaluate optimum buffer locations and sizes, and possibly other management actions, to reduce nutrient loading to these sensitive waters. Groundwater monitoring wells will be installed and monitored, lake water quality sampling will be performed, and metaphyton cover will be estimated, along with other hydrological information. Fish populations will also be surveyed to assess status of rare, sensitive species. This project will conclude with a final floodplain lakes management and restoration plan. Citizen group meetings will be held in conjunction with Friends of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway, Lower Wisc. State Riverway Board, and Town meetings. The final report will also be shared with local news outlets.

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Lakes Grant
Large Scale Lake Planning
LPL-1548-14
2014
Complete
 
Activities & Recommendations
Wastewater Monitoring or Management
Lakes Planning Grant
Monitor Fish Community
Grant Awarded
Norton
Grant Awarded
Jones Slough
Project Deliverable
final floodplain lakes management and restoration plan
Issue News/Media Release
Informational Meetings
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
 
Watershed
 
Waters