Fish and Aquatic Life
Campbell Creek is a stream in Wisconsin, situated between Melrose Park and Brays Point, and is also nearby to City of Oshkosh. Campbell Creek is located between Shapiro Park, Sawyer Shopping Center and Carl E Steiger Park, and is also close to Oshkosh State Normal School Historic District.
Author Lisa Helmuth
Campbell Creek, T18N, R16E, Section 23 (15), Area = 1.8 acres, Length = 1.0 miles, Gradient = 16.3 feet/mile.
Campbell Creek is a turbid, hard water stream that is intermittent except for the
extreme lower end. Nearly the entire natural channel of this stream has been buried and
incorporated into the City of Oshkosh's storm sewer system. The system is inadequate for peak floodflows
and as a result flooded streets and basements are commonplace during high runoff periods. Sludge and silt are
common bottom m a t e r i a l s . There i s no fishery.
Access is limited to one city street.
From: 1975. Surface Water Resources of Winnebago County: Lake and Stream Classification Project,
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI.
Author Surface Water Inventory Of Wisconsin
Campbell Creek, in the Lake Butte Des Mortes Watershed, is a 2.66 mile river that falls in Winnebago County. This river is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired.
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.
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Sewer Service Area Planning
Fox Valley WQ Area
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|
|139700||Campbell Creek||10034848||Campbell Creek at Witzel Ave||12/13/2011||4/14/2013||Map||Data|
Campbell Creek is located in the Lake Butte Des Mortes watershed which is 79.65 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (43.60%), open (16.80%) and a mix of suburban (13.40%) and other uses (26.30%). This watershed has 128.44 stream miles, 85.47 lake acres and 1,498.62 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.