Effects of best-management practices in Bower Creek in the East River priority watershed, Wisconsin, 1991-2009

Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5217
Prepared in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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Abstract

Hydrologic and water-quality data were collected at Bower Creek during the periods before best-management practices (BMPs), and after BMPs were installed for evaluation of water-quality improvements. The monitoring was done between 1990 and 2009 with the pre-BMP period ending in July 1994 and the post-BMP period beginning in October 2006. BMPs installed in this basin included streambank protection and fencing, stream crossings, grade stabilization, buffer strips, various barnyard-runoff controls, nutrient management, and a low degree of upland BMPs. Water-quality evaluations included base-flow concentrations and storm loads for total suspended solids, total phosphorus, and ammonia nitrogen. The only reductions detected between the base-flow samples of the pre- and post-BMP periods were in median concentrations of total phosphorus from base-flow samples, but not for total suspended solids or dissolved ammonia nitrogen. Differences in storm loads for the three water-quality constituents monitored were not observed during the study period.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Effects of best-management practices in Bower Creek in the East River priority watershed, Wisconsin, 1991-2009
Series title Scientific Investigations Report
Series number 2012-5217
DOI 10.3133/sir20125217
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description viii, 21 p.
Time Range Start 1990-01-01
Time Range End 2009-12-31
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Brown
City Bellevue;De Pere;Green Leaf;Morrison
Other Geospatial Bower Creek
Scale 24000
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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