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Fact Sheet for Assessment Point MN-9

Watershed Restoration Plan

Assessment Point: MN-9 The following data are excerpts from multiple reports. While the same location in the Menomonee River watershed is represented, the assessment point IDs differ. Throughout the following data, Assessment Point MN-9 is also represented by: o Reach 848 o RI-21 o Menomonee River Downstream of Butler Ditch o 127th Street Extended

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NORTH BRANCH MENOMONEE RIVER

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WEST BRANCH MENOMONEE RIVER

LITTLE MENOMONEE CREEK

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LILLY CREEK

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BUTLER DITCH

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C ii tt y o ff C y o WAUWATOSA WAUWATOSA

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LOWER MENOMONEE RIVER

UNDERWOOD CREEK

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November 10, 2008

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WATERSHED RESTORATION PLAN MENOMONEE RIVER WATERSHED
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C ii tt y o ff C y o WAUWATOSA WAUWATOSA

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WATERSHED RESTORATION PLAN MENOMONEE RIVER WATERSHED
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Assessment Points Water Waterbodies Watersheds Assessment Point Basins Civil Division

Land Use
Agriculture Low Density Residential High Density Residential Commercial

Institutional and Governmental Outdoor Recreation, Wetlands, Woodlands and Open Lands Transportation, Communication and Utilities Manufacturing and Industrial

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Land Use Map: MN-9
WATERSHED RESTORATION PLAN MENOMONEE RIVER WATERSHED
October 16, 2008

Menomonee River Standards/Targets Constituent Measure Geometric Mean Standard Fecal Coliform Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Total Suspended Solids (TSS) Total Phosphorus (TP) Not to Exceed Standard Minimum Concentration Standard USGS Median TSS Reference Concentration (estimated background concentration) Planning Guideline Richards Baker Flashiness Index (quantifies the frequency and rapidity of short-term changes in stream flow; the index ranges from 0 - 2, with 0 being constant flow) Standard/Target 200 counts/100 ml 400 counts/100 ml 5 mg/l 17.2 mg/l 0.1 mg/l

Flashiness

indicator only

Menomonee River Watershed Restoration Plan Fact Sheet MN-9, Reach 848, RI-21, Menomonee River Downstream of Butler Ditch (127th St. Extended)
Data resulting from model runs:

Figure Flashiness index Dissolved oxygen v. days per year Fecal coliform v. days per year

Overall Project Analysis Team Assessment The Flashiness Index quantifies the frequency and rapidity of short-term changes in stream flow. The index ranges from 0 Good Good Variable (some good, some bad)
to 2, with 0 being constant flow. The flashiness is reasonable at this location. Typically, aquatic communities need 5 mg/l or more of dissolved oxygen to survive. Concentrations at this site fall below this level infrequently. For recreational uses, lower fecal coliform counts (a measure of bacteria) are better (preferably under 400 counts / 100ml). The counts on majority of the days are either ‘below 400’ or ‘above 5,000’. A potential goal in this case may be to determine the conditions that create the ‘above 5,000’ days and discourage recreational use on days that meet these conditions. An additional goal could be to find ways to decrease fecal coliform loads in order to increase the number of days that have ‘below 400’ counts. Phosphorus is a nutrient that can lead to increased growth of algae. The concentrations are at or below the 0.1 mg/l planning standard on about two-thirds of the days, but the concentrations exceed 1.5mg/l on some of the days. Suspended solids cause water to become cloudy, which is aesthetically unpleasant. They can also clog the gills of fish and invertebrates, make feeding difficult, and lead to sediment deposition (poor habitat). The concentrations are less than 25 mg/l on most of the days, but the concentrations exceed 200 mg/l on some of the days. These samples have chloride concentrations that are below levels that are toxic to fish and invertebrates. However, a common source of chloride is road salt and there is no winter data. In other parts of the watershed, chloride is higher in March – probably a residual from road salt. As this is not the case here, it is possible that chloride may not be problematic at this site. The decline in dissolved oxygen concentrations during the summer is normal due to the decreased solubility of oxygen in warmer water. The upper portions of the ranges for each month is fairly typical; however, the lower portions of the ranges (below the 25th percentile) decline more than would be expected during the summer. This may indicate excess organic matter and biochemical oxygen demand within the stream. While the ranges of values are fairly consistent throughout the year, notice that the median and 75th percentile values decline during the summer swimming season. This may be related to the die-off of bacteria due to solar radiation. Also note that the conditions are poorest in March and are likely related to snow melt. In most months, phosphorus concentrations exceed the planning guideline about 25% to 50% of the time. Note that the phosphorus concentrations increase in March and is likely from snow melt. The maximum concentrations of suspended solids are lowest in the winter. This is likely due to frozen conditions, decreased construction activities, and low-impact storms (snow doesn’t pound the soil like rain).

Phosphorus v. days per year Suspended solids v. days per year Monthly chloride grab samples (CL not from models) Monthly dissolved oxygen Monthly fecal coliform Monthly phosphorus Monthly suspended solids

Moderate to Poor Good Inconclusive (no winter data) Good

Moderate Moderate to Poor Good

Figure Chloride by flow (Cl not from models) Dissolved oxygen by flow Fecal coliform by flow

Overall Project Analysis Team Assessment Inconclusive (no It is difficult to assess chloride without data from the winter months; however, the data suggests that high flows may dilute winter data) the chloride concentration. Good Poor
Note the decline in dissolved oxygen concentration at low flows. This is likely due to a combination of decreased water agitation and higher temperatures (low flow conditions are often associated with the warm summer months). Generally, a pollutant that is present at high concentrations during high flows and low concentrations during low flows (fecal coliform, in this case) is attributed primarily to non-point sources. The infrequent sewer overflows (once every 2-5 years) would only contribute during the high flows when substantial non-point loads are already present. Note that during periods with the highest flows, fecal coliform counts exceed the regulatory standard more the 75% of the time. During low flows, the standard is met more than 75% of the time. This would be the safest time for any recreational uses (boating, swimming, wading, etc.). Concentrations of phosphorus are greatest at high and low flows. This suggests a background source that is particularly noticeable during low flows (perhaps from non-contact cooling water) as well as non-point loading of phosphorus during medium and high flows. The concentrations of suspended solids increase with increased flows, suggesting contributions from non-point sources. The suspended solids may come from runoff that carries a sediment load, from stream bank erosion, or re-suspended stream sediments.

Phosphorus by flow Suspended solids by flow

Moderate to Poor Good

Flashiness Index

Reach RI-21

Description 127th Street Ext.

Richards Baker Flashiness Index 0.42

Average Daily Flow
127th Street Ext. (848) 1200 AVERAGE DAILY FLOW (CFS) 1000 800 600 400 200 0
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Existing Water Quality Data

Assessment Point
MN-9 Menomonee River Downstream of Butler Ditch

Water Quality Indicator
Fecal Coliform Bacteria (annual)

Statistic

Condition Existing
2,828 57 489 72 1,571 76 229 51 10.8 11 99 0.101 0.061 69 1.08 1 15.7 6 0.0052 0.0019

Mean (cells per 100 ml) Percent compliance with single sample standard (<400 cells per 100 ml) Geometric mean (cells per 100 ml) Days of compliance with geometric mean standard (<200 cells per 100 ml)

Fecal Coliform Bacteria (May-September: 153 days total)

Mean (cells per 100 ml) Percent compliance with single sample standard (<400 cells per 100 ml) Geometric mean (cells per 100 ml) Days of compliance with geometric mean standard (<200 cells per 100 ml)

Dissolved Oxygen

Mean (mg/l) Median (mg/l) Percent compliance with dissolved oxygen standard (>5 mg/l)

Total Phosphorus

Mean (mg/l) Median (mg/l) Percent compliance with recommended phosphorus standard (0.1 mg/l)

Total Nitrogen

Mean (mg/l) Median (mg/l)

Total Suspended Solids

Mean (mg/l) Median (mg/l)

Copper

Mean (mg/l) Median (mg/l)

Menomonee River @ 127th Street Ext (RI 21)

400

360

320

Average Number of Days Per Year

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240

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40

0 0-1 1-2 2-3 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9 9-10 >10

Average DO (mg/L)

Menomonee River @ 127th Street Ext (RI 21)
400

360

320

Average Number of Days Per Year

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0 0-400 400-600 600-1000 1000-2000 2000-3000 3000-4000 4000-5000 >5000

Average Fecal Coliform (#/100ml)

Menomonee River @ 127th Street Ext (RI 21)
400

360

320

Average Number of Days Per Year

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120

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0 0-0.05 0.05-0.1 0.1-0.15 0.15-0.2 0.2-0.25 0.25-0.3 0.3-0.35 0.35-0.4 0.4-0.45 0.45-0.5 >0.5

AverageTP (mg/L)

Menomonee River @ 127th Street Ext (RI 21)
400

360

320

Average Number of Days Per Year

280

240

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120

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0 0-25 25-50 50-75 75-100 100-125 125-150 150-175 175-200 >200

Average TSS (mg/L)

127th Street Ext. (RI-21) – Reach 848
Chloride
Flow Conditions 1000 Acute Toxicity (757 mg/L) Chronic Toxicity (395 mg/L) Box & Whiskers

Concentration (mg/L)

100

10

High Flows

Moist Conditions

Mid-range Flows

Dry Conditions

Low Flows

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0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Flow Duration Interval (%)

Modeled Flow Data; Chloride Field Data

127th Street Ext. (RI-21) – Reach 848
Dissolved Oxygen
Flow Conditions 100
High Flows Moist Conditions Mid-range Flows Dry Conditions Low Flows

Regulatory Standard (5 mg/L)

Box & Whiskers

Concentration (mg/L)

10

1
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Flow Duration Interval (%)

Modeled Flow Data

127th Street Ext. (RI-21) – Reach 848
Fecal Coliform
Flow Conditions 1.E+05
High Flows Moist Conditions Mid-range Flows Dry Conditions Low Flows

Regulatory Standard (400 cfu/100 mL)

Box & Whiskers

1.E+04
Concentration (cfu/100 mL)

1.E+03

1.E+02

1.E+01

1.E+00
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Flow Duration Interval (%)

Modeled Flow Data

127th Street Ext. (RI-21) – Reach 848
Total Phosphorus
Flow Conditions 1.00
High Flows Moist Conditions Mid-range Flows Dry Conditions Low Flows

Planning Standard (0.1 mg/L)

Box & Whiskers

Concentration (mg/L)

0.10

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0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Flow Duration Interval (%)

Modeled Flow Data

127th Street Ext. (RI-21) – Reach 848
Total Suspended Solids
Flow Conditions 1000
High Flows Moist Conditions Mid-range Flows Dry Conditions Low Flows

Reference Concentration (17.2 mg/L)

Box & Whiskers

Concentration (mg/L)

100

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0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Flow Duration Interval (%)

Modeled Flow Data