Fish and Aquatic Life
Wisconsin River Flowage Number 2 49, in the Little Eau Claire River, Mill Creek and Plover and Little Plover Rivers Watersheds, is a 228.25 acre impoundment that falls in Portage County. This impoundment is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Educate and engage residents
The Portage Co. Land Conservation Dept. proposes to continue its funding of a nutrient management educator position to work with agricultural producers to reduce phosphorus inputs into the Upper Wisconsin River watershed and associated flowages.
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|
|1409100||Wisconsin River Flowage Number 2 49||503034||Wisconsin River - Consol Papers St Point Div 001||12/2/1975||8/28/1985||Map||Data|
|1409100||Wisconsin River Flowage Number 2 49||10012834||Wisconsin River Steven Point Flowage #2||Map||Data|
|1409100||Wisconsin River Flowage Number 2 49||503011||Wisconsin River - Bel Steven Point Stp||9/9/1975||6/12/1985||Map||Data|
|1409100||Wisconsin River Flowage Number 2 49||503009||Wisconsin River - Above Stevens Point Stp||9/9/1975||12/1/1975||Map||Data|
|1409100||Wisconsin River Flowage Number 2 49||10029357||Wisconsin River Flowage - [Nonwadeable Streams 2008 - Wisconsin 5]||10/16/2008||9/8/2009||Map||Data|
|1409100||Wisconsin River Flowage Number 2 49||10036950||Wisconsin River Flowage #2||8/4/1993||9/30/2017||Map||Data|
|1179900||Wisconsin River||503035||Wisconsin River - Consol Papers St Point Div 002||9/14/1978||9/14/1978||Map||Data|
|1409100||Wisconsin River Flowage Number 2 49||503060||Wisconsin River - .9 Mi Bl Stevens Point Dam||6/29/1977||6/29/1977||Map||Data|
|1409100||Wisconsin River Flowage Number 2 49||10009237||Wis River Flowage # 2 -Stevens Pt_General Lake Sta||Map||Data|
Wisconsin River Flowage Number 2 49 is located in the Mill Creek watershed which is 166.85 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (32.70%), forest (28.50%) and a mix of grassland (19%) and other uses (19.70%). This watershed has stream miles, lake acres and 22,403.58 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked High for runoff impacts on streams, Low 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.