Headwaters Basin Monitoring Groups and Individuals

Headwaters Monitors

Bill Klase coordinates monitoring training sessions for individuals in the Headwaters Basin who are interested in participating in the WAV stream monitoring program.  There are several monitors in Forest, Langlade, and Vilas Counties who monitor along the upper reaches of the Wisconsin River, as well as several sites on the Deerskin River, Elvoy Creek, and the Hunting River to track the quality of the water over time. They they monitor temperature, dissolved oxygen, stream flow, and transparency on a monthly basis. They also assess habitat and biotic index using WAV methods. They post their data to the citizen stream monitoring database. Search the database for Forest, Langlade, or Vilas County or by the steam or river name. If you have an interest in monitoring a stream or river site in the Headwaters Basin, contact Bill Klase.

Wisconsin Federation of Fly Fishers

The Wisconsin Federation of Fly Fishers began monitoring in 2004. Their main goal is to assess the quality of local stream habitats. Six people began monitoring with the group. In 2007, four people continue to monitor with the group. Twice a year, or every other month, (depending on the individual monitors) they monitor temperature, dissolved oxygen, stream flow, habitat, transparency, and biotic index using WAV methods. They also monitor specific conductivity. They monitor in numerous Basin and counties across the state including: Central Wisconsin Basin, Adams County, Parsons Creek; Lower Wisconsin Basin, Dane County, Black Earth Creek at Olson Road; Fox Basin, Fond du Lac County, Campground Creek; and Headwaters Basin, Price County, Fould’s Creek. Their data are stored in the WAV online database. Search by stream name or county. Their coordinator is Phil Emmling.

Photo of Foulds Creek site
Fould's Creek monitoring site


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