Fish and Aquatic Life
Hall Bottom Creek is a small seepage and spring-fed tributary to Knapp Creek. It is a Class II trout stream. Based upon baseline data collected in the 2000, the stream is considered a Class I trout fishery. Natural brook trout reproduction has been noted in some parts of the stream. Portions of the stream have been channelized and affects in-stream habitat. There is a high potential for erosion and an overall threat of nonpoint source pollution problems. The most prevalent problems are from streambank erosion and pasturing.
Author Cynthia Koperski
Hall Bottom Creek is a small seepage and spring-fed tributary to Knapp Creek. It is a Class II trout stream. Based upon baseline data collected in the 2000, it is recommended that the stream be upgraded to a Class I trout fishery and an exceptional resource water (ERW). Natural brook trout reproduction has been noted in some parts of the stream. Portions of the stream have been channelized and affects in-stream habitat. There is a high potential for erosion and an overall threat of nonpoint source pollution problems. The most prevalent problems are from streambank erosion and pasturing.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Hall Bottom Creek is a small seepage and spring-ied tributary to Knapp Creek. It is a
Class II trout stream(WDNR, 1980). Natural trout reproduction has been noted in some
pasts of the stream. Although we have no chemical or biological data, there appears to
be no significant water resources problems at this time (Eagan, 1985). Portions of the
stream were channelized in the past, affecting in-stream habitat. There is a high
potential for erosion and a high overall potential for nonpoint source water pollution
problems in the stream's watershed (Eagan, 1985).
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|
|1209200||Hall Bottom Creek||10022752||Hall Bottom Station 1 Bridge On Two Cr Rd||1/1/2015||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|1209200||Hall Bottom Creek||10022753||Hall Bottom Station 2 Upper 171 Bridge||1/1/2015||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|1209200||Hall Bottom Creek||10008050||Hall Bottom Creek Station 2||11/13/2000||11/13/2000||Map||Data|
|1209200||Hall Bottom Creek||10008049||Hall Bottom Creek Station 1||11/13/2000||11/13/2000||Map||Data|
Hall Bottom Creek is located in the Knapp Creek watershed which is 158.64 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (53.60%), grassland (23%) and a mix of agricultural (13.60%) and other uses (9.90%). This watershed has 395.31 stream miles, 126.86 lake acres and 6,498.05 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Medium for runoff impacts on streams, Not Ranked 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.