Centerville Creek, Sevenmile and Silver Creeks Watershed (MA01)
Centerville Creek, Sevenmile and Silver Creeks Watershed (MA01)
Centerville Creek (65400)
5.54 Miles
0 - 5.54
Natural Community
Natural communities (stream and lake natural communities) represent model results that use predicted flow and temperature based on landscape features and related assumptions. Ranges of flow and temperature associated with specific aquatic life communities (fish, macroinvertebrates) help biologists identify appropriate resource management goals. Wisconsin Natural Communities.
Cool-Cold Headwater, Warm Headwater, COOL-Warm Headwater
Year Last Monitored
This is the most recent date of monitoring data stored in SWIMS. Additional surveys for fish and habitat may be available subsequent to this date.
2019
Poor
 
Manitowoc
Trout Water 
Trout Waters are represented by Class I, Class II or Class III waters. These classes have specific ecological characteristics and management actions associated with them. For more information regarding Trout Classifications, see the Fisheries Trout Class Webpages.
No
Outstanding or Exceptional 
Wisconsin has designated many of the state's highest quality waters as Outstanding Resource Waters (ORWs) or Exceptional Resource Waters (ERWs). Waters designated as ORW or ERW are surface waters which provide outstanding recreational opportunities, support valuable fisheries and wildlife habitat, have good water quality, and are not significantly impacted by human activities. ORW and ERW status identifies waters that the State of Wisconsin has determined warrant additional protection from the effects of pollution. These designations are intended to meet federal Clean Water Act obligations requiring Wisconsin to adopt an 'antidegradation' policy that is designed to prevent any lowering of water quality - especially in those waters having significant ecological or cultural value.
No
Impaired Water 
A water is polluted or 'impaired' if it does not support full use by humans, wildlife, fish and other aquatic life and it is shown that one or more of the pollutant criteria are not met.
No

Fish and Aquatic Life

Current Use
The use the water currently supports. This is not a designation or classification; it is based on the current condition of the water. Information in this column is not designed for, and should not be used for, regulatory purposes.
FAL
Fish and Aquatic Life - waters that do not have a specific use designation subcategory assigned but which are considered fishable, swimmable waters.
Attainable Use
The use that the investigator believes the water could achieve through managing "controllable" sources. Beaver dams, hydroelectric dams, low gradient streams, and naturally occurring low flows are generally not considered controllable. The attainable use may be the same as the current use or it may be higher.
FAL
Fish and Aquatic Life - waters that do not have a specific use designation subcategory assigned but which are considered fishable, swimmable waters.
Designated Use
This is the water classification legally recognized by NR102 and NR104, Wis. Adm. Code. The classification determines water quality criteria and effluent limits. Waters obtain designated uses through classification procedures.
Default FAL
Fish and Aquatic Life - Default Waters do not have a specific use designation subcategory but are considered fishable, swimmable waters.

Overview

Centerville Creek, in the Sevenmile and Silver Creeks Watershed, is a 5.54 mile river that falls in Manitowoc County. This river is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired.

Date  2014

Author   Aquatic Biologist

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Impaired Waters

Centerville Creek was recently evaluated during the ten-year period of 2009 through 2018 for results that were reported to the USEPA for the 2020 Clean Water Act condition report. The waterbody is considered impaired, or in poor condition for designated uses which include the quality of fish and aquatic life, recreational use, and public health and welfare (fish consumption and related). Pollutants or problems encountered during sampling (impairments) are determined based on water quality standards outlined in Wisconsin 2020 Consolidated Assessment and Listing Methodology (WisCALM). Assessment results show water conditions that are potentially harmful for Aquatic Life use due to values for total phosphorus that fall into the range expected for an aquatic community in poor health, therefore this water is listed as impaired.

Assessment results during the 2020 listing cycle show impairment by total phosphorus levels that were too high for healthy aquatic communities like plants, bugs, and fish based on 2020 WisCALM standards. Based on the most updated information, this water was proposed for the impaired waters list in 2020.

Date  2019

Author  Ashley Beranek

Condition

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.

Reports

Recommendations

Partnership Project
Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to support the Friends of Hika Bay as the group continues to build appreciation for the stewardship of the frontal watersheds of Hika Bay. Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, water quality data reports, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public. Specific project activities include: 1) Facilitating water quality sampling and analysis in collaboration with the Lakeshore Water Institute at UW-Manitowoc where students present their data at a public forum; 2) Hold a beach clean-up event at Hika Park; 3) Conduct a Project RED event in the watershed; 4) Host educational volunteer appreciation events; 5) Host three public educational seminars. Special Conditions: 1) Laboratory water quality analysis will not be funded by this grant.
Partnership Project
Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to support the Friends of Hika Bay as the group continues to build appreciation for the stewardship of the frontal watersheds of Hika Bay. Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, water quality data reports, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public. Specific project activities include: 1) Facilitating water quality sampling and analysis in collaboration with the Lakeshore Water Institute at UW-Manitowoc where students present their data at a public forum; 2) Hold a beach clean-up event at Hika Park; 3) Conduct a Project RED event in the watershed; 4) Host at least four volunteer Restore the Shore work day events; 5) Hold a volunteer appreciation event; 6) Host three public educational seminars.
Monitor Targeted Area
Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) proposes to support developing the membership and capacity of the Friends of Hika Bay group and implement the 5-year work plan. The project will 1) monitor five streams with two interns from UW-Manitowoc, 2) map and control invasive species, 3) conduct habitat monitoring and restoration work on Centerville Creek and Hika Shores, 4) do watershed planning, and 5) hold four seminars and develop reports and articles for the LNRP newsletter. LNRP will submit a final report summarizing the project to the Department. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated December 8, 2014.
Partnership Project
Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership proposes to continue to build capacity and implement the work plan for the Friends of Hika Bay. Specifically, Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership will implement a membership drive, host four seminars, conduct water quality monitoring with two student interns from UW-Manitowoc, and prepare fliers, newsletters and newspaper article releases.
Partnership Project
The Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership, Inc. will assist in implementing the Friends of Hika Bay five-year work plan. Specifically, Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership will develop and implement a membership drive utilizing WaterGrass software, host four water seminars, host at least four invasive species training workshops, conduct weekly water quality monitoring, and prepare newsletters and newspaper article releases.
Educate and engage residents
The Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership, Inc., proposes to supplement and build on previous work by partners to raise public awareness and partcipation in water stewardship. Specifically, Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership will focus on building the capacity and membership of the Friends of theHika Bay and Centerville Creek groups. Activiies include two water seminars, an explore and restore event on the creek, a paint-out event with the Water's Edge Artists, three strategic planning meetings, aquatic invasive species control efforts and sevral news letters and newspaper article releases. The overall project goals are to build the capacity of the Friends of Hika group to protect and improve Centerville Creek.
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
The Village of Cleveland proposes to conduct a Centerville Creek Watershed Study and Streambank Stabilization Study. Project objectives are to review changes in existing agricultural practices; perform a limited land use inventory of agricultural operations, evaluate the urban component of surface water quality attributed to the Village of Cleveland; evaluate the condition of streambanks within the Village and former millpond area; identify cost effective management strategies to stabilize highly eroded streambanks which endanger public safety; identify policies related to watershed land use; and strive to develop relationships between the Village, Town and County agencies.

Management Goals

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

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

Monitoring Projects

Watershed Characteristics

Centerville Creek is located in the Sevenmile and Silver Creeks watershed which is 112.90 miĀ². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (57.20%), grassland (18.40%) and a mix of wetland (7.50%) and other uses (16.80%). This watershed has 184.08 stream miles, 10,577.89 lake acres and 4,732.70 wetland acres.

Nonpoint Source Characteristics

This watershed is ranked High for runoff impacts on streams, Not Ranked 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.

Natural Community

Centerville Creek is considered a Cool-Cold Headwater, Warm Headwater, COOL-Warm Headwater under the state's Natural Community Determinations.

Natural communities (stream and lake natural communities) represent model resultsand DNR staff valiation processes that confirm or update predicted conditions based on flow and temperature modeling from historic and current landscape features and related variables. Predicated flow and temperatures for waters are associated predicated fish assemblages (communities). Biologists evaluate the model results against current survey data to determine if the modeled results are corect and whether biological indicators show water quaity degradation. This analysis is a core component of the state's resource management framework. Wisconsin's Riverine Natural Communities.

Cool (Warm-Transition) Headwaters are small, sometimes intermittent streams with cool to warm summer temperatures. Coldwater fishes are uncommon to absent, transitional fishes are abundant to common, and warm water fishes are common to uncommon. Headwater species are abundant to common, mainstem species are common to absent, and river species are absent.

Warm Headwaters are small, usually intermittent streams with warm summer temperatures. Coldwater fishes are absent, transitional fishes are common to uncommon, and warm water fishes are abundant to common. Headwater species are abundant to common, mainstem species are common to absent, and river species are absent.

Cool (Cold-Transition) Headwaters are small, usually perennial streams with cold to cool summer temperatures. Coldwater fishes are common to uncommon (<10 per 100 m), transitional fishes are abundant to common, and warm water fishes are uncommon to absent. Headwater species are abundant to common, mainstem species are common to absent, and river species are absent.