Fish and Aquatic Life
Trout (Nace) Creek - Trout Creek is listed in NR 102 as an Outstanding Resource Water. The water quality is generally very good, although some streambank pasturing and agricultural runoff exists. There are some problems with beaver activity.
From: Bougie, Cheryl A., Kosmond, Lisa D, and Watermolen, Dreux J. 1996. Wolf River Basin Water Quality Management Plan. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI.
Author Cheryl Bougie
Wisconsin has over 84,000 miles of streams, 15,000 lakes and milllions of acres of wetlands. Assessing the condition of this vast amount of water is challenging. The state's water monitoring program uses a media-based, cross-program approach to analyze water condition. An updated monitoring strategy (2015-2020) is now available. Compliance with Clean Water Act fishable, swimmable standards are located in the Executive Summary of Water Condition in 2018. See also the 'monitoring and projects' tab.
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
Wisconsin's Water Quality Standards provide qualitative and quantitative goals for waters that are protective of Fishable, Swimmable conditions [Learn more]. Waters that do not meet water quality standards are considered impaired and restoration actions are planned and carried out until the water is once again fishable and swimmable
Management goals can include creation or implementation of a Total Maximum Daily Load analysis, a Nine Key Element Plan, or other restoration work, education and outreach and more. If specific recommendations exist for this water, they will be displayed below online.
Monitoring the condition of a river, stream, or lake includes gathering physical, chemical, biological, and habitat data. Comprehensive studies often gather all these parameters in great detail, while lighter assessment events will involve sampling physical, chemical and biological data such as macroinvertebrates. Aquatic macroinvertebrates and fish communities integrate watershed or catchment condition, providing great insight into overall ecosystem health. Chemical and habitat parameters tell researchers more about human induced problems including contaminated runoff, point source dischargers, or habitat issues that foster or limit the potential of aquatic communities to thrive in a given area. Wisconsin's Water Monitoring Strategy was recenty updated.
Grants and Management Projects
|WBIC||Official Waterbody Name||Station ID||Station Name||Earliest Fieldwork Date||Latest Fieldwork Date||View Station||View Data|
|278200||Nace Creek||10008372||Nace Creek 19 (S. Of Trout Creek Rd)||9/17/2001||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|278200||Nace Creek||10041835||Nace Creek at Wastrud Road||11/21/2013||8/26/2017||Map||Data|
|278200||Nace Creek||10008367||Nace Creek 17 (atSth 161)||9/25/2001||9/25/2001||Map||Data|
|278200||Nace Creek||10029225||NACE CREEK WILHELM PROPERTY||Map||Data|
|278200||Nace Creek||10020510||Nace Creek At Most Westerly Crossing On Trout Creek Road||4/19/2007||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|278200||Nace Creek||10040621||Trout (Nace) Creek 300 yds US from STH 161 bridge||8/26/2003||9/20/2005||Map||Data|
|278200||Nace Creek||10008371||Nace Creek 18||Map||Data|
|278200||Nace Creek||10020697||Nace Creek At North Side Of Hwy 161||4/24/2007||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|278200||Nace Creek||10041834||Nace Creek at Trout Creek Road||8/15/2005||8/16/2017||Map||Data|
|278200||Nace Creek||10030799||Nace Creek - 80 ft downstream from Johnson Dr||5/11/2004||10/3/2005||Map||Data|
|278200||Nace Creek||10040558||Nace Creek (Upper) - Trout Cr. Rd ||10/26/2007||8/29/2019||Map||Data|
Nace Creek is located in the South Branch Little Wolf River watershed which is 160.29 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (42.40%), agricultural (23%) and a mix of wetland (18.40%) and other uses (16.10%). This watershed has 166.00 stream miles, 2,070.64 lake acres and 19,091.22 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Low for runoff impacts on streams, High for runoff impacts on lakes and High for runoff impacts on groundwater and therefore has an overall rank of High. This value can be used in ranking the watershed or individual waterbodies for grant funding under state and county programs.However, all waters are affected by diffuse pollutant sources regardless of initial water quality. Applications for specific runoff projects under state or county grant programs may be pursued. For more information, go to surface water program grants.