Fish and Aquatic Life
East from Pelican River 0.7 miles (class 1).
Author Surface Water Inventory Of Wisconsin
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|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443430||Slaughterhouse Creek - 100 Yards Above Newell Road||5/6/1997||5/6/1997||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443433||Slaughterhouse Creek - Upper End; W Side Of Open Water||5/20/1998||5/13/2003||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443435||Slaughterhouse Creek - W Shore Ponded Wetland Ne Of Landfill||5/20/1998||9/10/2007||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443440||Slaughterhouse Creek - Cattail Edge||5/20/1998||9/29/1999||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443460||Slaughterhouse Creek - Inner Mouth Of Scw-9 Slough By Shore||9/27/2000||9/27/2000||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037422||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - SW END OF SLOUGH NE OF MW-2||5/28/1998||5/28/1998||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037434||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - HEADWATERS POND DOWNSTREAM CULVERT||10/18/2001||10/18/2001||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443427||Slaughterhouse Creek - Backwater||5/6/1997||9/21/2015||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443452||Slaughterhouse Creek - 30' Above Ohison Rd Mid-Creek||9/30/1999||9/30/1999||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037425||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - 50 FEET DOWNSTREAM OF RAILROAD BRIDGE||5/27/1998||5/27/1998||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443426||Slaughterhouse Creek - Upper By Old Foundation||5/6/1997||9/21/2015||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443437||Slaughterhouse Creek - Slough Ne Of Mw-19||5/20/1998||9/21/2015||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443458||Slaughterhouse Creek - 165' Downstream Of Scw-9 Slough Mouth By Flt Bog||9/27/2000||9/27/2000||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10030232||Slaugherhouse Cr backwater/wetland||6/17/2009||9/17/2012||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037411||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - S SHORE OF PONDED WETLAND NE OF LANDFILL||5/26/1998||5/26/1998||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037413||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - UPPER END OF CREEK||5/26/1998||5/26/1998||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037427||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - UPPER CREEK POOL FROM BUILDING FOUNDATION||10/18/2001||10/18/2001||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037410||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - WETLAND NE LANDFILL W SHORE||5/26/1998||5/26/1998||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037414||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - NE END OF SLOUGH NE OF MW-2||5/28/1998||5/28/1998||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443428||Slaughterhouse Creek - North Of Well Nest #2||5/6/1997||9/10/2007||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443434||Slaughterhouse Creek - NE End Of Slough Ne Of Mw-2||5/20/1998||9/10/2007||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443443||Slaughterhouse Creek - Above Slough||5/20/1998||5/13/2003||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443459||Slaughterhouse Creek - 100' Upstream Of Scw-9 Slough Mouth By Flt Bog||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037409||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - 400 FT ABOVE LANDFILL||5/28/1998||5/28/1998||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037424||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - NE OF MW-19||5/28/1998||5/28/1998||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443432||Slaughterhouse Creek - Outlet Channel From Ne Ponded Wetland||6/26/1998||9/27/2000||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443436||Slaughterhouse Creek - Outlet Of Slough Ne Of Mw-20||5/20/1998||9/21/2015||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443438||Slaughterhouse Creek - Outlet 50 Ft Sw Of Rr Bridge||5/20/1998||9/10/2007||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10030233||Slaughterhouse Cr downstream from wetland restoration||6/17/2009||9/21/2015||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037412||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - NE PONDED WETLAND AT OPEN WATER||5/28/1998||5/28/1998||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037423||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - SLOUGH AND CREEK||5/28/1998||5/28/1998||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443418||Slaughterhouse Creek at Newell Rd||3/27/1997||9/21/2015||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||443429||Slaughterhouse Creek - Backwater Pond||5/6/1997||9/10/2007||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||10037596||RHINELANDER LANDFILL - SLAUGHTERHOUSE CREEK - TRIBUTARY INTO CREEK FROM NORTH||10/18/2001||10/18/2001||Map||Data|
|1568100||Slaughterhouse Creek||445052||Slaughterhouse Creek||Map||Data|
Slaughterhouse Creek is located in the Pelican River watershed which is 264.88 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (51.10%), wetland (37.30%) and a mix of open (5%) and other uses (6.60%). This watershed has 244.69 stream miles, 8,823.57 lake acres and 59,960.52 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Not Ranked for runoff impacts on streams, Medium 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.