Fish and Aquatic Life
Noyes Park Pond is a small pond within the bounds of a 20.1-acre county park, as yet underdeveloped. Presumably this pond was constructed by a previous owner and has relied on runoff. The pond is turbid with a mud and rubble bottom. At the time of investigation (September, 1963) it was nearly dry revealing considerable debris and trash, detrimental to its aesthetic possibilities. The pond border is entirely wooded. Presently, public access is prohibited presumably pending development.
Source: 1964, Surface Water Resources of Milwaukee County Noyes Park Pond, T8N, R21E, Section 21 Surface Acres = 0.59, S.D.F. = 1.58, Maximum Depth = 1 foot
Author Aquatic Biologist
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|
|11100||Noyes Pond||10040105||Milwaukee Co. Parks - Noyes Park||6/9/2014||8/7/2014||Map||Data|
|11100||Noyes Pond||10026174||Potential Ephemeral Pond Id 4924||Map||Data|
Noyes Pond is located in the Menomonee River watershed which is 136.12 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily suburban (34.50%), urban (32.70%) and a mix of agricultural (11.10%) and other uses (21.70%). This watershed has 174.17 stream miles, 352.64 lake acres and 5,967.40 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked High for runoff impacts on streams, High 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.