Fish and Aquatic Life
Centerville Creek, a four mile creek that originates southwest of Cleveland, experiences extremely low flows for the majority of the year. It supports a forage fishery. Stream habitat ratings at three sites indicate fair to poor habitat, which reflects the low flow and significant sedimentation in pools. Basin Plan.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Source: 1968, Surface Water Resources of Manitowoc County Centerville Flowage, T17N, R23E, Section 27 Surface acres - 7.6, S.D.F. = 1.92, Maximum depth = 15 feet A small impoundment of Centerville Creek created by a dam with a 12-foot head. Largemouth bass, bluegill and northern pike are present, but fishing has deteriorated in recent years, possibly due to pollution. Carp and bullheads are the predominant species present. There are 7 dwellings on the shoreline and a town road provides unimproved public access.
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 2018. See also the 'monitoring and projects' tab.
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|
|65600||Centerville Flowage||10040720||Centerville Cr Dam Barrier 100ft S Franklin Dr||Map||Data|
|65600||Centerville Flowage||10040722||Centerville Cr 50ft W of Franklin Dr||Map||Data|
|65600||Centerville Flowage||10040723||Centerville Cr Confluence 700ft N of Lincoln Ave||Map||Data|
Centerville Flowage is located in the Sevenmile and Silver Creeks watershed which is 112.90 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (57.20%), grassland (18.40%) and a mix of wetland (7.50%) and other uses (16.80%). This watershed has 184.08 stream miles, 10,577.89 lake acres and 4,732.70 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked High 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.