CITIZEN
STREAM
MONITOIRNG
PROGRAM

 10 years…and counting
 Grounded in science
 Rooted in partnership
POWERED BY VOLUNTEERS
The Stick?
New Phosphorus Standards
(NR 102) for
Wisconsin Surface Waters
75 ug/L

.075 mg/L
…62 water
bodies in the
Rock River
Basin do not
meet federal
standard for
phosphorus and
total suspended
solids.
The Carrot?
A New Compliance Option
Adaptive Management
A watershedbased approach
An in-stream
based measure
of success

A...
Yahara WINs
Working
throughout the
Yahara River
Watershed
Reductions needed by all!
Point and Non-Point!
How do we know
if we are
succeeding?
 4 USGS stations

 MMSD Regular Nutrient
Sampling
 Edge of Field Monitoring

 UW ...
Rock River Coalition
– Yahara WINs
Volunteer Stream
Monitoring Project
23 new
WQ monitoring sites
7 New Sites
Nutrient Sampling
Volunteers
collected
6 grab samples at
each site once a
month from May to
October
Total = 42...
6 New Sites
Status and trends
Volunteers
monitored
6 sites once a month
from May to October
10 New Sites
Baseline
Volunteers
monitored
10 sites
once a month
from May to
October
Streams Currently
Monitored:
Six Mile Creek
Dorn Creek

Willow Creek
Wingra Creek
Pheasant Branch Creek
Starkweather Creek...
2014
Volunteer Stream
Monitoring
Project
Depends on You

AN
INVITATION
TO JOIN
USGS
2013 watershed network gathering monitoring meeting (2)
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2013 watershed network gathering monitoring meeting (2)

  1. 1. CITIZEN STREAM MONITOIRNG PROGRAM  10 years…and counting  Grounded in science  Rooted in partnership
  2. 2. POWERED BY VOLUNTEERS
  3. 3. The Stick? New Phosphorus Standards (NR 102) for Wisconsin Surface Waters 75 ug/L .075 mg/L
  4. 4. …62 water bodies in the Rock River Basin do not meet federal standard for phosphorus and total suspended solids.
  5. 5. The Carrot? A New Compliance Option Adaptive Management A watershedbased approach An in-stream based measure of success A collaborative approach
  6. 6. Yahara WINs Working throughout the Yahara River Watershed
  7. 7. Reductions needed by all! Point and Non-Point!
  8. 8. How do we know if we are succeeding?  4 USGS stations  MMSD Regular Nutrient Sampling  Edge of Field Monitoring  UW Student-Led Monitoring  WDNR  Citizen Water Quality Monitoring  Volunteer Stream Monitoring
  9. 9. Rock River Coalition – Yahara WINs Volunteer Stream Monitoring Project 23 new WQ monitoring sites
  10. 10. 7 New Sites Nutrient Sampling Volunteers collected 6 grab samples at each site once a month from May to October Total = 42 Samples
  11. 11. 6 New Sites Status and trends Volunteers monitored 6 sites once a month from May to October
  12. 12. 10 New Sites Baseline Volunteers monitored 10 sites once a month from May to October
  13. 13. Streams Currently Monitored: Six Mile Creek Dorn Creek Willow Creek Wingra Creek Pheasant Branch Creek Starkweather Creek Door Creek Swan Creek Murphy Creek Yahara River
  14. 14. 2014 Volunteer Stream Monitoring Project Depends on You AN INVITATION TO JOIN
  15. 15. USGS

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