Fish and Aquatic Life
The Little Yellow River almost 45 miles before discharging to the Yellow River at Castle Rock Lake. The stream was last monitored in 2011, but its general condition remains unknown.
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.
Adams County proposes to provide up to 75% of the cost of shoreland restoration practices to lake front property owners on Castle Rock Lake. Grant funds will be distributed to fund removal of sea walls, minor bank re-shaping, placement of rip-rap, establishment of vegetative buffers and implementation of individual stormwater management plans.
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
TP may exceed; further monitoring recommended. AU: 12191; ID: 10031885
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|
|1346300||Little Yellow River||293121||Little Yellow River - Deep Hole||11/26/1973||3/3/1975||Map||Data|
|1346300||Little Yellow River||293158||Little Yellow River - Near Necedah WI||5/21/2002||10/16/2002||Map||Data|
|1346300||Little Yellow River||10051192||Little Yellow River at 11th Street||6/8/2018||10/11/2020||Map||Data|
|1346300||Little Yellow River||10031885||Little Yellow River at Hwy 58||10/13/2010||10/19/2016||Map||Data|
|1346300||Little Yellow River||10033882||Little Yellow River at 32nd Ave||6/28/2011||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|1346300||Little Yellow River||10051226||Little Yellow River 230yd NNW of 20th Street West||6/13/2018||8/23/2018||Map||Data|
|1346300||Little Yellow River||10016210||Little Yellow R - 54lm 10 M Us From Grand Dyke Rd||10/19/2002||10/19/2002||Map||Data|
|1346300||Little Yellow River||10051191||Little Yellow River at 9th Street West||6/7/2018||10/11/2020||Map||Data|
Little Yellow River is located in the Lower Yellow (Juneau Co.) River watershed which is 261.05 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (43.70%), wetland (43.70%) and a mix of open (6.60%) and other uses (6.00%). This watershed has stream miles, lake acres and 65,343.09 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Low for runoff impacts on streams, Low for runoff impacts on lakes and Low for runoff impacts on groundwater and therefore has an overall rank of Low. 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.