De Neveu Creek (138700), from headwaters to just north of Highway 23, was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data exceed 2016 WisCALM listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use, however, available biological data do not indicate impairment (i.e. no macroinvertebrate or fish Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) scored in the "poor" condition category). Chloride sample data clearly met 2016 WisCALM chronic and acute listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use.
Author Aaron Larson
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.
Monitor or Propose 303(d) Listing
Denevue Creek 303d validation and use classification. One sampling event will be conducted at 5 sites in August.
Review, Update Use Designation
Needs official use designation change, b/c waterbody is listed in NR 104
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|
|138700||De Neveu Creek||203054||De Neveu Creek - A Sth 55 Fond Du Lac||Map||Data|
|138700||De Neveu Creek||10042848||De Neveu Creek at E Scott St||9/13/2014||9/13/2014||Map||Data|
|138700||De Neveu Creek||10042850||De neveu Creek at Winnebago Dr||9/13/2014||8/15/2020||Map||Data|
|138700||De Neveu Creek||10035051||De Neveu Creek lower section||8/18/2018||8/18/2018||Map||Data|
|138700||De Neveu Creek||10042849||De Neveu Creek at Stow St||9/13/2014||9/13/2014||Map||Data|
De Neveu Creek is located in the Lake Winnebago - East watershed which is 99.40 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (51.20%), grassland (19.40%) and a mix of suburban (11.60%) and other uses (17.80%). This watershed has 177.39 stream miles, 252.07 lake acres and 1,539.57 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.