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Otter Creek Watershed Project

Sharing information about the Otter Creek Watershed project in Sauk County.

Project Objectives:
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  • Decrease extent and duration of summer flooding.
  • Decrease sediment deposited by storms.
  • Improve water quality during “base flow” (non-flood conditions).
  • Reduce channelization (and subsequent erosion) of cropland outside the normal stream channel
  • Slow flow of water coming off Baraboo Hills quartzite slopes.
  • Maintain or improve stream & streambank wildlife habitat.
  • Optimize fish habitat to extent possible.
  • Ensure cooperation and consistency of practices between and among individual projects.
  • Consider aesthetics in the implementation.
Download Complete Project Analysis
Objectives and Project Scenarios for Analysis (27 KB)

Meeting Minutes

January 12th, 2006 Meeting Minutes - 011206-minutes.doc (36 KB)
February 6th, 2006 Meeting Minutes - 021506-minutes.doc (36 KB)
March 8th, 2006 Meeting Minutes - 030806-minutes.doc (36 KB)
April 5th, 2006 Steering Committee Meeting Minutes - 040506-minutes.doc (36 KB)
June 8, 2006 Summary of Stream Tour- 060806-Summary.pdf (52 KB)
June 8 Entire Stream Tour Notes - 060806-Field-notes.pdf (52 KB)
August 3, 2006 Technical Committee Meeting Notes - 080306-Tech-meeting.pdf (36 KB)
August 23, 2006 Steering Committee Meeting Notes - 082306-minutes.pdf (36 KB)
September 25th, 2006 Meeting Notes - 092506-minutes.pdf (36 KB)

Meeting Presentations and other Information

8/13/06 Presentation by Mike Sorge, DNR, on the Otter Creek Fishery
Otter Creek Watershed Monitoring - Summer 2006 (pdf 1.20 MB)

5/24/06 Presentation by Mike Dreischmeier on NRCS Watershed Planning and Otter Creek Watershed Flooding - Otter Creek Watershed Meeting (pdf 1.78 MB)

Meeting Announcements and Agendas

6/8/06 Otter Creek Tour Itinerary - Otter-Creek-Tour.doc (1.78 MB)


U.S. Geological Survey Peak Flood Flows Data: 

Otter Creek at Kings Corner Rd. (External Link to U.S. Geological Survey)

Otter Creek Maps:

Otter Creek Reference Map (pdf 639 KB)

Otter Creek Geology Table (pdf 640 KB)

Otter Creek Watershed Flooding (pdf 665 KB)






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