Fish and Aquatic Life
The North Branch of Pine River is 16.5 miles of cold Class II Trout water. Sand, gravel, or granite operations exist on or near the North Branch of the Pine River but their impact on water quality, if any, is unknown.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Sand, gravel, or granite operations exist on or near the North Branch of the Pine River but their impact on water quality, if any, is unknown.
Author Aquatic Biologist
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 2016 . See also 'monitoring' and 'projects'.
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
|Project Name (Click for Details)||Year Started|
|WBIC||Official Waterbody Name||Station ID||Station Name||Earliest Fieldwork Date||Latest Fieldwork Date||View Station||View Data|
|1476800||North Branch Pine River||10020582||North Branch Pine River at End Of Robinson Dr||Map||Data|
|1476800||North Branch Pine River||10021460||North Branch Pine River - 57m Above Cth J||10/7/2010||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|1476800||North Branch Pine River||10021283||North Branch Pine River 266.5 M Downstream Cty X ||10/2/2007||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|1476800||North Branch Pine River||10021465||North Branch Pine River - 27m Above Confluence With Pine River||10/15/2010||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|1476800||North Branch Pine River||353108||Pine River North Branch at Cth X||5/1/1979||10/1/1979||Map||Data|
|1476800||North Branch Pine River||10021462||North Branch Pine River - 153m Below 1st Ave||1/1/2015||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|1476800||North Branch Pine River||10021464||North Branch Pine River - 285m Below Trout Rd||1/1/2015||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|1476800||North Branch Pine River||10021461||North Branch Pine River - 127m Above Shielke Rd||1/1/2015||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|1476800||North Branch Pine River||10021463||North Branch Pine River - 215m Below Cth J||1/1/2015||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
North Branch Pine River is located in the Pine Creek watershed which is 128.86 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (48.90%), wetland (27.20%) and a mix of agricultural (11.20%) and other uses (12.70%). This watershed has stream miles, lake acres and 15,347.83 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Low for runoff impacts on streams, Low for runoff impacts on lakes and Low for runoff impacts on groundwater and therefore has an overall rank of Low. 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.