Fond Du Lac, Winnebago
Fish and Aquatic Life
Van Dyne Creek, a turbid, hard water stream, is intermittent except for the lower one-half mile which is a small bayou off Lake Winnebago. The portion that contains water is in reality a deep marsh supporting such plants as arrowhead, cattail, and white water lily with pickerel weed very common. Mallards and bluewing teal nest in this area. Migrant waterfowl known to use the area include goldeneye, bufflehead, shoveler, mallard, bluewing teal, greenwing teal, wood ducks, scaup, canvasback, redhead and coot. Fish species present include brown bullhead, bluegill, northern pike, walleye, white bass and crappie. The intermittent portion consists o f a channel averaging about 16 feet wide. Some ditching hasbeen done. The channel carries large volumes of runoff during spring thaws and during periods of heavy precipitation. One federal highway, one county highway, and two town roads provide public access.
Van Dyne Creek, T17N, R17E, Section 28 (2), Area = 5.2 acres, Length = 1.2 miles, Gradient = 13.7 feet/mile.
From: 1975. Surface Water Resources of Winnebago County: Lake and Stream Classification Project.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI.
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 2018. See also the 'monitoring and projects' tab.
T16N R16E ; Van Dyne Creek;
T17N R17E ; Van Dyne Creek; extension of prrevious determination
16N 17E S5; Van Dyne Creek;
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|
|132600||Van Dyne Creek||10032471||Van Dyne Creek at Lone Elm Ave. culvert||Map||Data|
|132600||Van Dyne Creek||203137||Van Dyne Creek at Lincoln Rd Near Van Dyne WI||5/21/2001||1/7/2008||Map||Data|
Van Dyne Creek is located in the Fond du Lac River watershed which is 244.74 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (57.30%), grassland (15.90%) and a mix of wetland (10.90%) and other uses (16.00%). This watershed has 461.86 stream miles, 991.41 lake acres and 16,649.99 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked High for runoff impacts on streams, Not Available 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.