Dunn County Watershed Project

Wilson and Hay Creek
Hay Creek Trout Trends: 1975-2010. No brown trout have been collected in Hay Creek excluding a single fish that was captured in 2009 100ft upstream of 850th st.

Brook trout recruitment trends at 4 trend sites. Site 1 is located upstream of 250th st. Site 2 is located downstream of 190th st. Site 3 is located upstream of 672nd ave. Site 4 is located near the culvert off of Park Rd on school forest property (160th st).

Brook trout adult trends at 4 trend sites. Site 1 is located upstream of 250th st. Site 2 is located downstream of 190th st. Site 3 is located upstream of 672nd ave. Site 4 is located near the culvert off of Park Rd on school forest property (160th st).

Wilson Creek Fact Sheet

Acres: 33,298 (HUC 12- WI – 070500071003) Conservation Easements:  7 (1 restored)

Largest Land uses: Deciduous Forests, Cultivated Crops, Hay/Pasture, Developed/Open

Counties:  Dunn and St. Croix Villages:  Knapp Cities:  Menomonie

Townships:  Lucas, Menomonie, Sherman, Stanton (Dunn) and Cady, Springfield (St. Croix)

Geology:  Prairie Du Chein Group (top) to Eau Claire Formation (bottom)

Stream Condition:  Class 1 in both upper stretches then Class 2 until I-94

Impairment Status:  303(d) listed by Total Phosphorus in the main branch up to the county line

Manure Structures:  12         Freshwater Springs:  37 documented      Trout:  Brook & Brown

Stream Monitoring:  WDNR Trout Surveys, HBI & IBI Scores, Habitat & Red Cedar Basin Monitoring Group – Water Action Volunteer Level 1 and 2

Water Quality Threats:  Frequent flooding, unstable banks, and severe bank, gully and upland erosion, all resulting in stream channel entrenchment and the deposit of fine sediment in the stream channel.  Sedimentation of the stream channel impairs fish spawning habitat, reduces overall depth required for adult fish habitat and elevates stream temperature. Other causes include nutrient runoff from row crop agriculture, watershed degradation, intensive agriculture and lack of sound land management practices on the landscape.  

 

 

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