Watershed - Johnson Creek (UR07)
Johnson Creek Watershed

Details

The Johnson Creek watershed is located in Jefferson County and is 28,939 acres in size. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (62%) and wetlands (18%). Johnson Creek 's municipal wastewater treatment plant discharges in the watershed. Tremendous urbanization has occurred in the area. A large commercial mall and new multi-family residences and other large-scale commercial facilities are being constructed in the watershed. These new developments have significantly increased the stormwater runoff quantity and quality problems.

Date  2002

Ecological Landscapes for Johnson Creek Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Southeast Glacial Plains Ecological Landscape makes up the bulk of the non-coastal land area in southeast Wisconsin. This Ecological Landscape is made up of glacial till plains and moraines. Most of this Ecological Landscape is composed of glacial materials deposited during the Wisconsin Ice Age, but the southwest portion consists of older, pre-Wisconsin till with a more dissected topography. Soils are lime-rich tills overlain in most areas by a silt-loam loess cap. Agricultural and residential interests throughout the landscape have significantly altered the historical vegetation. Most of the rare natural communities that remain are associated with large moraines or in areas where the Niagara Escarpment occurs close to the surface. Historically, vegetation in the Southeast Glacial Plains consisted of a mix of prairie, oak forests and savanna, and maple-basswood forests. Wet-mesic prairies, southern sedge meadows, emergent marshes, and calcareous fens were found in lower portions of the Landscape. End moraines and drumlins supported savannas and forests. Agricultural and urban land use practices have drastically changed the land cover of the Southeast Glacial Plains since Euro-American settlement. The current vegetation is primarily agricultural cropland. Remaining forests occupy only about 10% of the land area and consist of maple-basswood, lowland hardwoods, and oak. No large mesic forests exist today except on the Kettle Interlobate Moraine which has topography too rugged for agriculture. Some existing forest patches that were formerly savannas have succeeded to hardwood forest due to fire suppression.

Date  2010

Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Bean Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Blue Spring Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Cushman Pond
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Firemen Park Pond
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Golden Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Goose Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Green Isle Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Hahns Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Heiden Pond
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Hoopers Millpond
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Hope Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Kurtz Pond
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/5/1995
Waters Involved
Lake Koshkonong
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co. Parks Dept.: Acq-Blackhawk Island Acq-Wilson,Prisk,Hyser,Schnenke,Gillam: Jefferson County will acquire the Wilson (Reese/Schaver), Wilson property, the Richard Prisk property, the Hyser property, the Schnenke property, and the Gillam property for lake protection purposes. The preservation of these parcels are for open space and passive recreation use. Eligible costs include acquisition of the parcel, appraisal fee and preparation of an environmental assessment. Amendment 1: the Wilson (Reese/Schaver) parcel, the Wilson (LA) parcel, the Hyser parcl, and the Gillam parcel are deleted; the London, Taylor, Spataro, Magnuson, Sobatka, Schmit, Hurt, Todd, and Osborne parcels are added.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/5/1995
Waters Involved
Lake Koshkonong
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co. Parks Dept.: Acq-Blackhawk Island Acquisition-Mimmick,Sabotka, Mcevoy Props: Jefferson County will acquire the Mimmick property, Sabotka property, and the McEvoy property for lake protection purposes. The preservation of these parcels are for open space and passive recreation use. Eligible costs include acquisition of the parcel, appraisal fee and preparation of an environmental assessment. Amendment 1: The Mimmick property is deleted; the London, Taylor, Spataro, Magnuson, Sobatka, Schmit, Hurt, Todd, and Osborne parcels are added.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/5/1995
Waters Involved
Lake Koshkonong
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co. Parks Dept.: Acq-Blackhawk Island Acquisition-Prisk,Janke,Ratcliff,Cloute: Jefferson County will acquire the Raymond Prisk property, the Brom Property, and the Janke, Becker, Ratcliff and Cloute property for lake protection purposes. The preservation of these parcels are for open space and passive recreation use. Eligible costs include acquisition of the parcel, appraisal fee and preparation of an environmental assessment. Amendment 1: the Raymond Prisk property is deleted from the scope; the London, Taylor, Spataro, Mannuson, Sobatka, Schmit, Hurt, Todd, and Osborne parcels are added.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Lake Koshkonong
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1997
Waters Involved
Lake Ripley
Status
Complete

Lake Ripley Management District: Acq-Lake Ripley Land Acquisition - Probst Property: Lake Ripley Management District will acquire about 99 acres of croplands and wetlands that help make up the only inlet to Lake Ripley. The acquisition project consists of two parts; 1) about 63 1/2 acres of farmed/wetland and 2) about 35 1/2 acres of drained wetland. This land will contribute to water quality improvements in Lake Ripley by stopping sedimentation from cropland in a soon to be restored wetland.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Lake Ripley
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Ripley
Status
Complete

Lake Ripley Management District: Acq-Lake Ripley-Johnson Acquisition: The Lake Ripley Management District will purchase a 65.926-acre parcel of the James & Jane Johnson property in the Town of Oakland, Jefferson County. The property will link the 100-acre Lake Ripley Preserve to 40 acres of DNR-owned wetlands along Lake Ripley's only inlet. This purchase would also ensure the protection, in perpetuity, of a critical stream corridor and wetland/floodplain complex within the headwaters region of Lake Ripley. By purchasing this property, Lake Ripley Management District will be able to establish protective conservation buffers; gain access to additional wetland and stream areas for purchases of protection and restoration; and will preserve one of the watershed's few remaining woodlots.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Ripley
Status
Complete

Lake Ripley Management District: Res-Hoard-Curtis Scout Camp Lkshore Rest.: Lake Ripley Management District proposes to undertake a shoreline stabilization and restoration project at the Hoard-Curtis Scout Camp shoreline on Lake Ripley, Jefferson County. They will install riprap off-shore of the existing shoreline (DNR permit already issued), plant aquatic plants inland of that riprap, and do upland seeding (to supplement previously completed plug plantings) after invasive weed and brush removal. The deliverable for this project will consist of a final written report describing the major steps in the project, supplemented with photo documentation of the work in progress and the final, complete project. Copies of publicity used during the project should be attached as well. Specific deliverables of the project (that is, detailed description of the restoration project) are contained within the grant application scope on page 4.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Lake Victoria
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Maunesha Flowage
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Mud Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Mud Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Perch Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Red Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


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

Jefferson Co. Parks Dept.: Res-Korth Park Shoreline Restoration: Jefferson County Parks Department will implement the Korth Park Shoreline Restoration project along 1,300 feet of shoreline on Rock Lake. Project deliverables include: re-establishing native shoreland, upland and aquatic vegetation, stabilizing the shoreline and grading to reduce steep slopes and existing erosion.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is in the grant application, which is a part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with a final report on the results of this project. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Rock Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


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

Jefferson Co. Parks Dept.: Res-Korth Park Shoreline Restoration: Jefferson County Parks Department will implement the Korth Park Shoreline Restoration project along 1,300 feet of shoreline on Rock Lake. Project deliverables include: re-establishing native shoreland, upland and aquatic vegetation, stabilizing the shoreline and grading to reduce steep slopes and existing erosion.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is in the grant application, which is a part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with a final report on the results of this project. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2005
Waters Involved
Rock Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co. Parks Dept.: Res-Korth Park Shoreline Restoration: Korth Park Shoreline Restoration: This grant will cost the cost share for additional (to LPT-234-04) shoreline grading of 700 feet of shore, some of which is very steep, to establish a stable shoreline for the long-term. This graded area will need native plant restoration. All these activities will be done in a manner that will best protect a nearby archeological site of significance.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Rome Mill Pond
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Rose Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Spring Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


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

Jefferson Co. Parks Dept.: Res-Korth Park Shoreline Restoration: Jefferson County Parks Department will implement the Korth Park Shoreline Restoration project along 1,300 feet of shoreline on Rock Lake. Project deliverables include: re-establishing native shoreland, upland and aquatic vegetation, stabilizing the shoreline and grading to reduce steep slopes and existing erosion.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is in the grant application, which is a part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with a final report on the results of this project. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Upper Spring Lake
Status
Complete

Jefferson Co Lwcd: Lco-Jefferson County Lake Classification: Jefferson County Land and Water Conservation Department will undertake a lake classification process. The resulting lake classification system will enable the County and other lake management entities to implement appropriate lake management strategies in a priority -driven and efficient manner. It will result in the protection and restoration of the water quality and natural ecosystems of the lakes in Jefferson County.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Village Of Johnson Creek: Stormwater Plan & Utility: To cost share feasibility analysis & implementation of a storm water financing mechanism, establishment of storm water ordinances, and development of a storm water plan.


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

Village Of Johnson Creek: Johnson Creek River Education Center: The Village of Johnson Creek will sponsor a project involving Johnson Creek, Jefferson county. The goal of this project is to create a vision and conceptual design for a River Education Center. A consultant will be hired to assess and inventory resources that already exist and to engage the public and multiple stakeholders in this initiative for the purpose of building a program, support, and a non-profit partnering organization. Along with a final report from the consultant, project deliverables include: 1) two workshops and a public meeting; 2) formation of a non-profit River Partners group; 3) creation of a PowerPoint presentation and brochures; and 4) a map detailing the conceptual design.


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
Johnson Creek Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
JEFFERSON CO Rock Lake Healthy Lake
Date
Status
Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin's Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Larsen Lagoon Retrofit
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. Specifically, the municipality will construct/install a wet detention pond to remedy discharges of total suspended solids in urban runoff.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Ixonia WPDES Permit Compliance
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: new construction erosion control ordinance, new storm water ordinance for new development and re-development, new ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area, new feasibility analysis of alternative funding mechanisms, new storm water management plan for the developed urban area, and new storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Fort Atkinson Citywide Storm Water Management Update
Date
Status
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 storm water management plan for the developed urban area, and new storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Johnson Creek WatershedWatershed History Note

The first two settlers in the Village of Johnson Creek, located in the Johnson Creek Watershed were Charles Goodhue and Timothy Johnson. Johnson also founded nearby Watertown. The village was positioned where the Union Pacific railroad crossed Johnson Creek just above the point where the stream empties into the Rock River. The Union Pacific spur currently runs from Fort Atkinson to Clyman Junction. The economy is now more dependent on Interstate 94. A large outlet mall shopping complex was built in 1998 to capitalize on this traffic. The once famous hotel, supper club, and roadside attraction, "The Gobbler", was located at the intersection of STH 26 and I-94 in Johnson Creek. It was designed in the late 1960's by Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin architect Helmut Ajango for local turkey farmer Clarence Hartwig and opened in 1967. The Gobbler Supper Club (later renamed the Round Stone Restaurant) was styled to resemble a turkey's head when viewed from overhead. A rotating circular bar that completed one revolution every 80 minutes was a signature centerpiece of the building. In June 2008, the Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin Tourism Program hosted "The Gobbler Gala" at the restaurant. The dinner featured talks by Gobbler architect Ajango and Wright historian Sidney Robinson. In December 2009, an auction was held to sell the property.

Date  2011