Watershed - Lower Manitowoc River (MA02)
Lower Manitowoc River Watershed

Details

The Lower Manitowoc River watershed includes the 168 square mile (436 square kilometers) area of land that extends from the confluence of the North and South branches of the Manitowoc River for 36 miles before entering Lake Michigan at the city of Manitowoc. More than 90 percent of the watershed is within Manitowoc County; the remaining portions lie within Brown and Calumet counties. Land use is primarily agricultural, approximately 67 percent, and about 5 percent is in urban use. The rest is woodland and wetlands, which include the Liberty Swamp and Maple Grove Swamp, both characterized by lowland hardwood species. The watershed also includes the Collins Marsh Wildlife Area, an extremely important aquatic environment.

Date  1997

Population, Land Use

Sewer service area plans are developed under Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 121 for cities, towns, villages etc., with populations exceeding 10,000. Plans are developed to control growth in outlying areas and to protect water quality of streams, wetlands, lakes, and groundwater. The 1990 census reported 32,521 people in city of Manitowoc and an estimated population (by municipality) of 33,761 for 1995 (WDOA 1990). The 1990 census reported 13,030 people in the city of Two Rivers and an estimated population of 13,274 for 1995 (WDOA 1990).

Date  1997

Nonpoint and Point Sources

There are six municipal point source dischargers and eight industrial point source dischargers in the Lower Manitowoc River Watershed: Clarks Mills Sanitary District, Manitowoc City, Reedsville Village, Rockland Sanitary District No. 1, St. Nazianz Village, Valders Village, Busch Ag. Resources Inc., Holler Lakeside Auto, Imperial Eastman, Lakeside Foods Inc. Manitowoc Plant, Manitowoc Grey Iron Foundry Inc., Manitowoc Public Utilities (two sites) and U.S. Army Corps Engineers/Manitowoc Confined Disposal Facility (CDF). The Lower Manitowoc River Watershed was one of the first five priority watersheds selected under the Wisconsin Nonpoint Source Pollution Abatement Program established in 1978. The project was assumed by the Rural Clean Water Program in 1980. The nonpoint source project was completed in 1993. Many nonpoint source problems still exist in the Lower Manitowoc River Watershed, including groundwater issues that were not addressed in old watershed projects. Since it was one of the first priority watershed projects in the state, many best management practices available to today's projects were not available to improve and protect water quality. New best management practices available today include: rotational grazing, reduced tillage, streambank easements, milkhouse waste management, cattle mounds, barnyard abandonment, and well abandonment.

Date  1997

Ecological Landscapes for Lower Manitowoc River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Lower Manitowoc River Watershed is located primarily within the Central Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape which stretches from southern Door County west across Green Bay to the Wolf River drainage, then southward in a narrowing strip along the Lake Michigan shore to central Milwaukee County. Owing to the influence of Lake Michigan in the eastern part of this landscape, summers there are cooler, winters warmer, and precipitation levels greater than at locations farther inland. Dolomites and shales underlie the glacial deposits that blanket virtually all of the Central Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape. The dolomite Niagara Escarpment is the major bedrock feature, running across the entire landscape from northeast to southwest. Series of dolomite cliffs provide critical habitat for rare terrestrial snails, bats, and specialized plants. The primary glacial landforms are ground moraine, outwash, and lakeplain. The topography is generally rolling where the surface is underlain by ground moraine, variable over areas of outwash, and nearly level where lacustrine deposits are present. Important soils include clays, loams, sands, and gravels. Certain landforms, such as sand spits, clay bluffs, beach and dune complexes, and ridge and swale systems, are associated only with the shorelines of Lake Michigan and Green Bay. Historically, most of this landscape was vegetated with mesic hardwood forest composed primarily of sugar maple, basswood, and beech. Hemlock and white pine were locally important, but hemlock was generally restricted to cool moist sites near Lake Michigan. Areas of poorly drained glacial lakeplain supported wet forests of tamarack, white cedar, black ash, red maple, and elm, while the Wolf and Embarrass Rivers flowed through extensive floodplain forests of silver maple, green ash, and swamp white oak. Emergent marshes and wet meadows were common in and adjacent to lower Green Bay, while Lake Michigan shoreline areas featured beaches, dunes, interdunal wetlands, marshes, and highly diverse ridge and swale vegetation. Small patches of prairie and oak savanna were present in the southwestern portion of this landscape.

Date  2010

Lower Manitowoc River Watershed At-a-Glance

Impaired Water in Lower Manitowoc River Watershed
River and Stream QualityAll Waters in Watershed

The major concern in this part of the river has been PCB detection. The source of the PCBs has not been detected. Catfish are in the DO NOT EAT category of the consumption advisory due to PCB levels in excess of the health standard. In order to assess the impacts to human health and conduct trend monitoring, Watershed Management (WT) should sample fish in the Manitowoc River above and below the dam at Clarks Mills to determine the source and extent of the problem.

Date  1997

Watershed Trout Streams
Watershed Outstanding & Exceptional Resources

Lakes and Impoundments

Impaired Waters

List of Impaired Waters
Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Lake Michigan
Status
Complete

Manitowoc Public School District: Manitowoc Public School District Ais Educational Project: The Manitowoc Public School Dist proposes to develop an aquatic invasive species (AIS) education project in conjunction with the Wisconsin Maritime Museum (WMM) and Woodland Dunes Nature Center. The project elements & deliverables are specified in Manitowoc Public School District's AIS Control Grant Application, dated 7.26.06. The project includes providing AIS educational programming linked to public school sixth-grade science curriculum to all sixth grade classes in school year 2007/2008; creating permanent displays at three areas of the Rahr Memorial School Forest; creating one or more AIS informational exhibits at the WMM and developing a funding strategy to sustain the program beyond the grant period. Designs of the displays and exhibits created for this project will be submitted to DNR for approval prior to construction, & copies of the designs will be provided to DNR as part of the project's deliverables. Representatives from the Manitowoc Public School District, WMMand Woodland Dunes Nature Center will meet with a DNR project overview team at the initiation of the project to review its implementation strategy. Quarterly progress reports & a final report summarizing the project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coord with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request. If watercraft inspection is conducted as part of the project then those records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!"\FFFD brand.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Little Manitowoc River
Status
Complete

Manitowoc Public School District: Manitowoc Public School District Ais Educational Project: The Manitowoc Public School Dist proposes to develop an aquatic invasive species (AIS) education project in conjunction with the Wisconsin Maritime Museum (WMM) and Woodland Dunes Nature Center. The project elements & deliverables are specified in Manitowoc Public School District's AIS Control Grant Application, dated 7.26.06. The project includes providing AIS educational programming linked to public school sixth-grade science curriculum to all sixth grade classes in school year 2007/2008; creating permanent displays at three areas of the Rahr Memorial School Forest; creating one or more AIS informational exhibits at the WMM and developing a funding strategy to sustain the program beyond the grant period. Designs of the displays and exhibits created for this project will be submitted to DNR for approval prior to construction, & copies of the designs will be provided to DNR as part of the project's deliverables. Representatives from the Manitowoc Public School District, WMMand Woodland Dunes Nature Center will meet with a DNR project overview team at the initiation of the project to review its implementation strategy. Quarterly progress reports & a final report summarizing the project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coord with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request. If watercraft inspection is conducted as part of the project then those records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!"\FFFD brand.


Grant Details
Nearshore Health and NPS
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Michigan
Status
Proposed

Installation Of Barnyard Runoff Controls In Manitowoc County: All livestock barnyards within 300 ft. of streams that flow to Lake Michigan, in Manitowoc Co., with significant pollution ratings will be corrected.


Grant Details
ARRA Pass Through Project
Date
12/9/2009
Waters Involved
East River
Status
In_Progress

Arra 17 Brown County Targeted Performance Standards Grant 2p-00e73201: TMDL implementation planning for the Lower Fox, Plum, and East River Watersheds; contact with Brown Count LCD.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Becker Lake
Status
Complete

Calumet County: Lmi-Df-Calman Watershed Managment Plannin Phase 3: Calumet County proposes to quantify and compartmentalize nutrient budgets for the four lakes situated along the Calumet/Manitowoc County boarder which includes Round, Becker, Boot, and Long Lakes through in-lake, tributary, groundwater and watershed monitoring and modeling. Specifically, Phase 3 will include:
1. **9** In-lake baseline water quality monitoring of the four lakes.
2. **9** In-lake phosphorus profiles and sediment-water interface samples.
3. **9** Sediment core samples and analysis from each lake.
4. **9** Tributary flow, phosphorus and suspended solids load monitoring.
5. **9** Shallow groundwater monitoring using mini-piezometers.
6. **9** Watershed modeling for nutrient budget utilizing EVAAL and FLUX.
7. **9** Precipitation monitoring within the watershed.
8. **9** Watershed stakeholder and planning committee meetings.
9. **9** Stakeholder survey and Agricultural producers interviews.
10. **9** Final report summarizing the results as well as an implementation plan for this watershed and these lakes.
The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted to the Department dated January 30, 2015.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Boot Lake
Status
Complete

Calumet County: Lmi-Df-Calman Watershed Managment Plannin Phase 3: Calumet County proposes to quantify and compartmentalize nutrient budgets for the four lakes situated along the Calumet/Manitowoc County boarder which includes Round, Becker, Boot, and Long Lakes through in-lake, tributary, groundwater and watershed monitoring and modeling. Specifically, Phase 3 will include:
1. **9** In-lake baseline water quality monitoring of the four lakes.
2. **9** In-lake phosphorus profiles and sediment-water interface samples.
3. **9** Sediment core samples and analysis from each lake.
4. **9** Tributary flow, phosphorus and suspended solids load monitoring.
5. **9** Shallow groundwater monitoring using mini-piezometers.
6. **9** Watershed modeling for nutrient budget utilizing EVAAL and FLUX.
7. **9** Precipitation monitoring within the watershed.
8. **9** Watershed stakeholder and planning committee meetings.
9. **9** Stakeholder survey and Agricultural producers interviews.
10. **9** Final report summarizing the results as well as an implementation plan for this watershed and these lakes.
The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted to the Department dated January 30, 2015.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2019
Waters Involved
Bullhead Lake
Status
Complete

Bullhead Lake Advancement Association, Inc: Lmi - Bullhead Lake Alum Treatment Feasibility Study: The Bullhead Lake Advancement Association, Inc. is sponsoring a project to assess the feasibility of an alum treatment on Bullhead Lake as specified in their 2019 Comprehensive Lake Management Plan.

Project final deliverables include: all data collected and a summary report of the alum treatment feasibility study.

Specific project activities include: 1) Collecting water quality samples during the growing season to determine mass of phosphorus from Bullhead Lake bottom sediments to overlying water; 2) Collecting sediment cores to determine the correct alum dose to significantly reduce internal nutrient loading; 3) Inventory best management practice installation and implementation in the watershed to estimate current phosphorus load from surface watershed utilizing STEPL and WiLMS models; 4) Using the data gathered, determine if an alum treatment would be fiscally feasible and produce sufficient and long-term improvements to water quality; 5) Hold a public meeting to deliver the study results; and 6) Produce a summary report of the findings.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/1997
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Lmi-English Lake Management District Wetland Detention Basin: English Lake Management District proposes to construct a wetland detention basin east of English Lake to treat agricultural runoff from a nearby barnyard/feedlot and cropland. The wetland basin will be built from an approved design to maximize sediment and nutrient removal efficiency. The project activities include site preparation and construction of an approximately 300 foot long dike that will create a detention basin that will result in a wetland about 1.2 acres in surface. The rock spillway and complete approved planting of wetland and aquatic vegetation are also included in this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2001
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Lmi-Df-English Lake Drain Tile Diversion Df Study: The English Lake Management District proposes to conduct a diagnostic/feasibility study on drain tile diversion. The project will consist of a site topographic survey; surface, ground and lake water monitoring; drain tile investigation; threatened and endangered species review; public education and involvement and a final report. This final report will contain the collected data and review of alternatives identified in prior planning grants; examination of alternatives based on feasibility, cost and benefits; and an implementtion plan will be selected as the best management option and detailed in this report.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2003
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Lmi-English Lake Se Drain Tile Diversion Project: The English Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District propose to divert a farmland drain tile that currently discharges to English Lake. The drain tile will be re-routed to discharge to a near-by forested wetland, whereby reducing the phosphorus and sediment loading to English Lake. A final report will be provided both in hard copy and electronically.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
English Lake
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Acq-English Lake "Pluess" Land Aquisition: The English Lake Protection and Rehab District proposes to purchase 9.82 acres of land known as the "Pluess" property. As part of the District's match, they will use proceeds from a bargain sale and the donated value of .33 acre of property known as the "Burns" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Calumet County: Lmi-Df-Calman Watershed Managment Plannin Phase 3: Calumet County proposes to quantify and compartmentalize nutrient budgets for the four lakes situated along the Calumet/Manitowoc County boarder which includes Round, Becker, Boot, and Long Lakes through in-lake, tributary, groundwater and watershed monitoring and modeling. Specifically, Phase 3 will include:
1. **9** In-lake baseline water quality monitoring of the four lakes.
2. **9** In-lake phosphorus profiles and sediment-water interface samples.
3. **9** Sediment core samples and analysis from each lake.
4. **9** Tributary flow, phosphorus and suspended solids load monitoring.
5. **9** Shallow groundwater monitoring using mini-piezometers.
6. **9** Watershed modeling for nutrient budget utilizing EVAAL and FLUX.
7. **9** Precipitation monitoring within the watershed.
8. **9** Watershed stakeholder and planning committee meetings.
9. **9** Stakeholder survey and Agricultural producers interviews.
10. **9** Final report summarizing the results as well as an implementation plan for this watershed and these lakes.
The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted to the Department dated January 30, 2015.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Calumet County: Lmi-Df-Calman Watershed Managment Plannin Phase 3: Calumet County proposes to quantify and compartmentalize nutrient budgets for the four lakes situated along the Calumet/Manitowoc County boarder which includes Round, Becker, Boot, and Long Lakes through in-lake, tributary, groundwater and watershed monitoring and modeling. Specifically, Phase 3 will include:
1. **9** In-lake baseline water quality monitoring of the four lakes.
2. **9** In-lake phosphorus profiles and sediment-water interface samples.
3. **9** Sediment core samples and analysis from each lake.
4. **9** Tributary flow, phosphorus and suspended solids load monitoring.
5. **9** Shallow groundwater monitoring using mini-piezometers.
6. **9** Watershed modeling for nutrient budget utilizing EVAAL and FLUX.
7. **9** Precipitation monitoring within the watershed.
8. **9** Watershed stakeholder and planning committee meetings.
9. **9** Stakeholder survey and Agricultural producers interviews.
10. **9** Final report summarizing the results as well as an implementation plan for this watershed and these lakes.
The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted to the Department dated January 30, 2015.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County: Res-Silver Lake Diversion Project: The Silver Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to complete the diversion of Silver Creek from Silver Lake which will immediately and significantly lower the amount of sediment and organic loading from the creek into the lake and inhibit migration of undesirable fish species into the lake. The project will consist of bank riprap, outlet control structure, peat berm, maintenance, site ground work, design and consultant services and other miscellaneous structures and activities.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2003
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Manitowoc County Lakes Assn: Lmi-Silver Lake Restoration Phase 2: The Manitowoc County Lakes Association proposes to complete Phase 2 of the Silver Lake restoration project. This project will significantly reduce the internal nutrient loading contribution to Silver Lake and reclaim a balanced fishery and lake habitat. This will be achieved through 1) complete eradication of the primarily rough fish population using rotenone, 2) alum treatment to inactivate/reduce internal nutrient load for lake sediments, 3) restocking and regulation of the sport fishery, and 4) terrestrial and littoral habitat restoration along 650 feet of shoreline in the county/city park. The main product will be the restoration of Silver Lake. Press releases, newsletters, and presentations will provide information and education to the public.

Progress reports and a final report will be provided to the Department of Natural Resources both in hard copy and electronically.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

English Lake Management District: Acq-English Lake "Pluess" Land Aquisition: The English Lake Protection and Rehab District proposes to purchase 9.82 acres of land known as the "Pluess" property. As part of the District's match, they will use proceeds from a bargain sale and the donated value of .33 acre of property known as the "Burns" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Calumet County: Lmi-Df-Calman Watershed Managment Plannin Phase 3: Calumet County proposes to quantify and compartmentalize nutrient budgets for the four lakes situated along the Calumet/Manitowoc County boarder which includes Round, Becker, Boot, and Long Lakes through in-lake, tributary, groundwater and watershed monitoring and modeling. Specifically, Phase 3 will include:
1. **9** In-lake baseline water quality monitoring of the four lakes.
2. **9** In-lake phosphorus profiles and sediment-water interface samples.
3. **9** Sediment core samples and analysis from each lake.
4. **9** Tributary flow, phosphorus and suspended solids load monitoring.
5. **9** Shallow groundwater monitoring using mini-piezometers.
6. **9** Watershed modeling for nutrient budget utilizing EVAAL and FLUX.
7. **9** Precipitation monitoring within the watershed.
8. **9** Watershed stakeholder and planning committee meetings.
9. **9** Stakeholder survey and Agricultural producers interviews.
10. **9** Final report summarizing the results as well as an implementation plan for this watershed and these lakes.
The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted to the Department dated January 30, 2015.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
9/28/1995
Waters Involved
Bullhead Lake
Status
Complete

Bullhead Lake Advancement Association, Inc: Bullhead Lake Stormwater Catch Basin Study: 1. Map the size of the drainage area to the lake's wetland.
2. Define the size of the wetland and its hydrological capacity during either a 10 year or 50 year storm event.
3. Design a diversion of retention area to collect runoff from agricultural land before it enters Bullhead Lake.
4. Prepare a final report including the results of tasks 1-3.
5. Disseminate project results to the public by summary report mailing and local newspaper article.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Bullhead Lake
Status
Complete

Bullhead Lake Advancement Association, Inc: Bullhead Lake Management Planning: The Bullhead Lake Advancement Association, Inc. is sponsoring a project to update their Comprehensive Lake Management Plan.

Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Specific project activities include: 1) Water quality and watershed assessment and modeling; 2) Fisheries data compilation and integration within the management plan; 3) Shoreline and coarse woody habitat assessment; 4) Collect advanced sonar data on Bullhead Lake; 5) Assessment of the current aquatic plant community; 6) Professional Dreissena mussel monitoring; 7) Completion of stakeholders survey; 8) Public participation in the planning process; 9) Creation of an updated comprehensive lake management plan that includes an implementation strategy and an updated mechanical harvesting plan.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.

If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Bullhead Lake
Status
Complete

Bullhead Lake Advancement Association, Inc: Bullhead Lake Apm Plan Phase 1: The Bullhead Lake Advancement Association proposes to begin the process of developing an aquatic plant management plan for Bullhead Lake. Specifically, this project will review and summarize existing aquatic plant and water quality data for Bullhead Lake. The Bullhead Advancement Association will initiate discussions with lake users about problems, goal, and objectives for Bullhead Lake's aquatic plant management. A final report and management plan will come after the completion of Phase 2 (Public Participation and Plan Development).


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Bullhead Lake
Status
Complete

Bullhead Lake Advancement Association, Inc: Bullhead Lake Apm Planning Project: The Bullhead Lake Advancement Association proposes to conduct an Aquatic Plant Management Plan prooject which will deliver an APM plan based on the following:

1. **9** Review of historical and current plant data
2. **9** Development of updated APM Plan, and
3. **9** Integration of a public involvement process.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2005
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
Complete

City Of Manitowoc - Engineering: Utility District Implementation: creation and implementation of a stormwater utility funding mechanism for the City.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2006
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
Complete

City Of Manitowoc: Manitowoc River Watershed Education Project: The City of Manitowoc in cooperation with the Wisconsin Maritime Museum proposes to establish a Manitowoc River Watershed citizen stewardship volunteer group. The Museum will host two stream monitoring workshops to train interested volunteers, coordinate youth educational activities including storm drain stenciling, host three watershed educational programs, and develop growth and sustainability of the group and its programs by developing a fund-raising strategy. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 2006.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2009
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
Complete

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Lakeshore Nr Partnership "Cultivating Stewardship In The Manty River System": The Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership, Inc. proposes to supplement and build on previous work by partners to raise public awareness and participation in water stewardship. Specifically, Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership will focus on building the capacity and membership of the Friends of the Branch River and the Friends of the Pine River groups. Activities for each group includes a water seminar and membership banquet, an explore and restore river event that includes litter clean-up, a paint-out event with the Water\2019s Edge Artists, and a fall and spring newsletter. The overall project goals are to enhance the watershed stewardship groups existing within the project area by building their capacity to reach and engage local citizens and officials, provide citizens and officials with opportunities to participate in protecting and restoring the rivers, and raise citizens\2019 and officials\2019 awareness and understanding of the threats to rivers in the project area. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 30, 2009.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2010
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
Complete

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Cultivating Stewardship In Lakeshore Basin: The Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership, Inc. proposed to supplement and build on previous work by partners to raise public awareness and participation in water stewardship. Specifically, Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership will focus on building the capacity and membership of the Friends of the Branch River, Friends of the Pine Creek, and Friends of Hika Bay and Centerville Creek groups. Activities for each group includes a water seminar, an explore and restore river event, and a paint-out event with the Water\2019s Edge Artists, and several newsletters and newspaper articles releases. The overall project goals are to enhance the watershed stewardship groups existing within the project area by building their capacity to reach and engage local citizens and officials, provide citizens and officials with opportunities to participate in protecting and restoring the rivers, and raise citizens\2019 and officials\2019 awareness and understanding of the threats to rivers in the project area. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 30, 2010.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2012
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
Complete

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Launching Friends Of Manitowoc River Ws: The Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership, Inc. will build the capacity and membership of the newly forming citizen group calling themselves the Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed. Specifically, Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership will develop and implement a membership drive utilizing WaterGrass software, host three water seminars, host at least six explore and restore river events, and conduct outreach by preparing newsletters and newspaper article releases. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 26, 2012.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2013
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
Complete

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Friends Of Manitowoc River Watershed: Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership proposes to continue to build capacity and implement the work plan for the Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed. Specifically, Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership will conduct a membership drive, host seminars, workshops, and river events. River events will include river clean-ups, interpretative paddles on the river, Watershed Ambassador Summer Camp, and Project RED training and implementation. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 27, 2013.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
Complete

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Lnrp Lower Manitowoc Watershed Plan: Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) proposes to continue to build capacity for educating the community about issues impacting the Lower Manitowoc River Watershed by 1) holding three seminars and one week long Watershed Ambassador Camp, 2) holding two Lake Michigan Beach and one Manitowoc River cleanup events, 3) write a state of Lower Schuette Park report, 4) hold at least one river paddle and one Project RED event, 5) map locations of invasive species and develop plans for removal, and 6) release at least six newspaper articles, along with fliers and other forms of advertising and outreach for all events. 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


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
Complete

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Friends Of The Manitowoc River Watershed Action Plan: Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to support Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed as the group continues to build appreciation for and stewardship for the Manitowoc River.

Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public.

Specific project activities include: 1) Providing care for Lower Schutte Park; 2) Facilitating funding and design of a new kayak launch at the park; 3) Hosting river clean-up event; 4) Conducting a Project RED event; 5) Hosting a Subfest River Paddle event; 6) Mapping invasive species in the Manitowoc and Little Manitowoc Rivers utilizing the AIS bridge Snapshot day protocols; 7) Hosting educational seminars; 8) Hosting Lake Michigan Beach clean-up events; 9) Hosting Watershed Ambassador Camp.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Rivers Biologist.

If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Rivers Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
Complete

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Implementing The Lower Manitowoc River Action Plan: Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to support Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed as the group continues to build appreciation for and stewardship for the Manitowoc River.

Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public.

Specific project activities include: 1) Providing care for Lower Schutte Park including monthly State of the Park reports and installation of Porta-potties; 2) Hold a Manitowoc River Clean-up event; 3) Conducting a Project RED event on the Manitowoc River; 4) Hosting a Subfest River Paddle educational event; 5) Mapping invasive species in the Manitowoc and Little Manitowoc Rivers utilizing the AIS bridge Snapshot day protocols; 6) Hosting educational seminars; 7) Hosting Lake Michigan Beach clean-up events; 8) Hosting Watershed Ambassador Camp.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Rivers Biologist

If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Rivers Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
In_Progress

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Implementing The Lower Manitowoc River Action Plan: Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to support Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed as the group continues to build appreciation for and stewardship for the Manitowoc River.

Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public.

Specific project activities include: 1) Providing care for Lower Schutte Park including monthly State of the Park reports and installation of Porta-potties; 2) Hold a Manitowoc River Clean-up event; 3) Conducting a Project RED event on the Manitowoc River; 4) Hosting a Subfest River Paddle educational event; 5) Mapping invasive species in the Manitowoc and Little Manitowoc Rivers utilizing the AIS bridge Snapshot day protocols; 6) Hosting educational seminars; 7) Hosting Lake Michigan Beach clean-up events; 8) Hosting Watershed Ambassador Camp.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Rivers Biologist

If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Rivers Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
2/15/2018
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
Complete

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Implementing The Lower Manitowoc River Action Plan: Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to support Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed as the group continues to build appreciation for and stewardship for the Manitowoc River and near shore Lake Michigan ecosystems.

Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public.

Specific project activities include: 1) Hold a Manitowoc River Cleanup event; 2) Conducting a Project RED event on the Manitowoc River; 3) Hosting three River Paddle educational events; 4) AIS Snap Shot Day mapping event along the Manitowoc and Little Manitowoc Rivers; 5) Hosting educational seminars; 6) Hosting two Lake Michigan Beach clean-up events; 7) Support the B-Wet Watershed Experiences educational curriculum.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Rivers Biologist.

If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Rivers Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
2/15/2018
Waters Involved
Manitowoc River
Status
In_Progress

Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership Inc.: Implementing The Lower Manitowoc River Action Plan: Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to support Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed as the group continues to build appreciation for and stewardship for the Manitowoc River and near shore Lake Michigan ecosystems.

Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public.

Specific project activities include: 1) Hold a Manitowoc River Cleanup event; 2) Conducting a Project RED event on the Manitowoc River; 3) Hosting three River Paddle educational events; 4) AIS Snap Shot Day mapping event along the Manitowoc and Little Manitowoc Rivers; 5) Hosting educational seminars; 6) Hosting two Lake Michigan Beach clean-up events; 7) Support the B-Wet Watershed Experiences educational curriculum.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Rivers Biologist.

If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Rivers Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.


Monitoring & Projects

Projects including grants, restoration work and studies shown below have occurred in this watershed. Click the links below to read through the text. While these are not an exhaustive list of activities, they provide insight into the management activities happening in this watershed.

Grants and Management Projects
Lower Manitowoc River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Calumet County - Leachate Management
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; a waste transfer system; and a feed storage runoff control system.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Calument County Process Wastewater
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a manure storage system; a waste transfer system; and a milking center waste control systems.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Bellevue Urban Storm Water Plan Update
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated storm water management plan for the developed urban area and updated storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Scott TMDL Storm Water Management Plan
Date
Status
This project promotes nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated construction erosion control ordinance, updated storm water ordinance for new development and re-development, updated low impact development/conservation subdivision ordinance, updated ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area, updated storm water financing mechanism, updated storm water management plan for the developed urban area, and updated storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Aquatic Biology
Monitor biology on WBIC: 75500
Date
Status
Conduct biological (mIBI or fIBI) monitoring on Unnamed, WBIC: 75500, AU:18035
5/21/2016
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
11/8/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Unnamed (Valders) Creek Biology fIBI
Date
Status
Only assessment result is "poor". Furthe monitoring recommended. AU: 9887; Station ID: 363215
5/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Hayton Millpond PCB Cleanup
Date
Status
Hayton Millpond PCB cleanup impacting several PCB listed segments.
1/1/2001
In Progress
Projects
 
Partnership Project
Implementing the Lower Manitowoc River Action Plan
Date
Status
Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to support Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed as the group continues to build appreciation for and stewardship for the Manitowoc River and near shore Lake Michigan ecosystems. Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public. Specific project activities include: 1) Hold a Manitowoc River Cleanup event; 2) Conducting a Project RED event on the Manitowoc River; 3) Hosting three River Paddle educational events; 4) AIS Snap Shot Day mapping event along the Manitowoc and Little Manitowoc Rivers; 5) Hosting educational seminars; 6) Hosting two Lake Michigan Beach clean-up events; 7) Support the B-Wet Watershed Experiences educational curriculum.
2/15/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Partnership Project
Implementing the Lower Manitowoc River Action Plan
Date
Status
Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership (LNRP) is sponsoring a project to support Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed as the group continues to build appreciation for and stewardship for the Manitowoc River. Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, presentations, newsletters and educational materials provided to the public. Specific project activities include: 1) Providing care for Lower Schutte Park including monthly State of the Park reports and installation of Porta-potties; 2) Hold a Manitowoc River Clean-up event; 3) Conducting a Project RED event on the Manitowoc River; 4) Hosting a Subfest River Paddle educational event; 5) Mapping invasive species in the Manitowoc and Little Manitowoc Rivers utilizing the AIS bridge Snapshot day protocols; 6) Hosting educational seminars; 7) Hosting Lake Michigan Beach clean-up events; 8) Hosting Watershed Ambassador Camp.
2/15/2017
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Runoff Evaluation
Biese, Ron Manure Storage
Date
Status
Biese, Ron Manure Storage
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Runoff Grant
 
Date
Status
All livestock barnyards within 300 ft. of streams that flow to Lake Michigan, in Manitowoc Co., with significant pollution ratings will be corrected.
10/1/2010
Proposed
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Harrison - Stormwater Planning
Date
Status
This project promotes nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: other new ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area; development and implementation of a new financing mechanism for funding the storm water program; updated storm water management plan for the entire developed urban area; and a new storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Calumet Co MS4 Storm Water Management Update
Date
Status
Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated storm water management plan for the developed urban area.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
UW Green Bay - Board of Regents MS4 Renewal
Date
Status
This project promotes nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated storm water management plan for the developed urban area and updated storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Development
NE Lakeshore TMDL Development
Date
Status
Monitoring to develop TMDL
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
TMDL Development
 
Date
Status
This proposal will help County staff implement actions related to the Clean Water Act and DNR?s targeted performance standards for nonpoint source pollution.
12/9/2009
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Implementation
Silver Lake TMDL
Date
Status
Silver Lake, located in Manitowoc Rapids Township, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, in the Manitowoc River Basin, was listed as impaired due to excess phosphorus. The Lake is nutrient (phosphorus (P)) impaired as a result of agriculture, internal loading and local land use, is listed on the 1998 303(d) list as a high priority water and external load sources are nonpoint source (NPS) dominated. The designated use for Silver Lake is a full recreation, warm water sport fishery. Pollutant export data and information on the soils, topography, and other background information on the Silver Lake watershed is included in the Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Plan for the Sevenmile-Silver Creek Priority Watershed, dated February 1987.
8/1/2007
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Monitoring
NE Lakeshore Monitoring
Date
Status
9/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
TMDL Monitoring
Jordan Creek EAP Project
Date
Status
The Hardies Creek TMDL is a product of a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the Galesville-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School (GET) Science Department. In 2004, the WDNR provided funding, through a local water quality assistance grant to GET, to support supplemental data collection for the development of the TMDL. In coordination with WDNR field staff and under the direction of Mr. Jon Johnson (GET Science Teacher), students monitored habitat, macroinvertebrates, and water chemistry and assisted with fish electro-shocking in Hardies creek. Some of the information collected by students with WDNR supervision was used in the development of this TMDL.
2/25/2008
In Progress
Projects
 
Lower Manitowoc River WatershedWatershed History Note

The Village of Valders is located within the Lower Manitowoc River watershed. Valders was settled in the 1850s by immigrants from the Valdres mountainous region of Norway, who were unable to eke out a living on their rocky hillside farms. The arrival of the railroad in 1896 allowed the community to grow, and it was incorporated into a village in 1921. As the village was founded by Norwegians, it was natural that the first churches were Lutheran: Valders Lutheran parish, Our Savior Lutheran parish, and Gjerpin Lutheran parish. These were later combined into Faith Lutheran parish (ELCA). There is also a small Protestant Conference parish. After the arrival of the railroad, many German settlers moved in who were primarily Catholic, but no parish was developed for them. To this day, there is still a significant population of Catholics, who worship at St. Gregory in St. Nazianz to the south, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Clarks Mills to the north or St. Thomas the Apostle in Newton to the east. Valders is known within the state for its dolomitic limestone quarry, which produces building rock, harbor rock and gravel. Gray Woodfordian Drift soil is also described as Valderan Drift. The Valders lobe glacial advance was named after the village.

Date  2011