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Fact Sheet for Assessment Point MN-13

Watershed Restoration Plan

Assessment Point: MN-13 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-13 is also represented by: o Reach 890 o Underwood Creek

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C ii tt y o ff C y o CEDARBURG CEDARBURG

NORTH BRANCH MENOMONEE RIVER

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C ii tt y o ff C y o MEQUON MEQUON

WEST BRANCH MENOMONEE RIVER

LITTLE MENOMONEE CREEK

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WILLOW CREEK

NOR-X-WAY CHANNEL

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LIT TLE MENOMONEE RIVER UPPER MENOMONEE RIVER

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C ii tt y o ff C y o GLENDALE GLENDALE

LILLY CREEK

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BUTLER DITCH

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C ii tt y o ff C y o M II L W A U K E E M LWAUKEE

C ii tt y o ff C y o WAUWATOSA WAUWATOSA

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LOWER MENOMONEE RIVER

UNDERWOOD CREEK

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DOUSMAN DITCH

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C ii tt y o ff C y o W E S T A L L II S WEST ALL S

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HONEY CREEK

C ii tt y o ff C y o N E W B E R L II N NEW BERL N

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C ii tt y o ff C y o G R E E N F II E L D GREENF ELD

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WATERSHED RESTORATION PLAN MENOMONEE RIVER WATERSHED
November 10, 2008

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Water Waterbodies Watersheds Subwatersheds Civil Divisions

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Aerial Map
WATERSHED RESTORATION PLAN MENOMONEE RIVER WATERSHED
October, 14, 2008

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C ii tt y o ff C y o WAUWATOSA WAUWATOSA

MN-13 MN-13

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Assessment Points Water Routing Reach Tributary Area Watersheds Waterbodies Civil Divisions

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MN Watershed Model Reach Tributary Area
WATERSHED RESTORATION PLAN MENOMONEE RIVER WATERSHED
November 10, 2008

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Watersheds Assessment Point Basins Water Waterbodies Civil Division
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Assessment Point Map: MN-13
WATERSHED RESTORATION PLAN MENOMONEE RIVER WATERSHED
October 16, 2008

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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-13
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-13, Reach 890, Underwood Creek
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 Moderate 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 are below this level about 10% of the time, but never below 2 mg/l. 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 on majority of the days are at or below the 0.1 mg/l planning guideline. Throughout the year, the phosphorus concentration does not exceed 0.35 mg/l on any day. 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. The decline in dissolved oxygen concentrations during the summer is normal due to the decreased solubility of oxygen in warmer water. The upper portion of the ranges for each month is fairly typical; however, the lower portions of the ranges (below the median or 25th percentile) decline more than would be expected. This may indicate excess organic matter and biochemical oxygen demand in the stream. While the ranges of concentrations 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 less than 25% of the time. Note that the minimum concentrations increase in the late spring and summer, possibly due to runoff of fertilizer. Also, the phosphorus concentration increases in March and is likely related to snow melt. The maximum values for suspended solids are lowest during the winter. This is likely due to frozen conditions, decreased construction activities, and low-impact storms (snow doesn’t pound the soil like rain). In each month, the reference concentration is exceeded less than 25% of the time.

Phosphorus v. days per year Suspended solids v. days per year Monthly dissolved oxygen Monthly fecal coliform Monthly phosphorus Monthly suspended solids

Good Good Moderate to Poor

Moderate to Poor Moderate Very Good

Figure Dissolved oxygen by flow Fecal coliform by flow

Overall Project Analysis Team Assessment Note the decline in dissolved oxygen concentrations during low flows. This is likely due to a combination of decreased Moderate Moderate to Poor
water agitation and higher temperatures (low flow conditions are often associated with the warm summer months). While this is not unexpected, the concentrations of dissolved oxygen occasionally fall below desirable concentrations. 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 source is already present. Note that during periods with the highest flows, fecal coliform counts exceed the regulatory standard all of the time. During low flows, the standard is met nearly all of the time. This would be the safest time for any recreational uses (boating, swimming, wading, etc.), although the amount of water in the stream may limit recreational use to wading. Concentrations of phosphorus are greatest at high flows and suggest the presence of non-point loads of phosphorus. The similarities between the phosphorus and suspended solids data suggest that the phosphorus may be associated with suspended sediment. 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 Good

Flashiness Index

Reach 890

Description Underwood Creek

Richards Baker Flashiness Index 0.65

Average Daily Flow
Underwood Creek (890) 200 AVERAGE DAILY FLOW (CFS) 180 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Existing Water Quality Data

Assessment Point
MN-13 Underwood Creek

Water Quality Indicator
Fecal Coliform Bacteria (annual)

Statistic

Condition Existing
9,075 61 789 44 4,377 77 404 17 10.1 9.8 96 0.069 0.050 83 0.68 0.61 17.2 7.6 0.0048 0.0013

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 @ Underwood Creek (RI 890)

400

360

320

Average Number of Days Per Year

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240

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120

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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 @ Underwood Creek (RI 890)
400

360

320

Average Number of Days Per Year

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240

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120

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40

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

Average Fecal Coliform (#/100ml)

Menomonee River @ Underwood Creek (RI 890 )
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

Average TP (mg/L)

Menomonee River @ Underwood Creek (RI 890)
400

360

320

Average Number of Days Per Year

280

240

200

160

120

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40

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

Average TSS (mg/L)

Underwood Creek – Reach 890
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)

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Modeled Flow Data

Underwood Creek – Reach 890
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

Underwood Creek – Reach 890
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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Modeled Flow Data

Underwood Creek – Reach 890
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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Modeled Flow Data