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Galloway Creek Water Quality Monitoring

BIO 111, Galloway Creek Water Quality Monitoring

is offered by the

Univeristy of Wisconsin- Stout

in partnership with the

Wisconsin WAV Program

and the

City of Menomonie


photo of Galloway Creek

 

Description:

In 2004, the City of Menomonie updated its storm water management plan to minimize storm water runoff, encourage storm water infiltration and reduce sediment and nutrient deposition in the storm water conveyance system and waterways. This plan complies with the requirements of the EPA Phase II and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource (WDNR) NR 151 and NR 216 storm water regulations that affect the City of Menomonie. Under the education and information chapter of the plan, the following recommendation is mentioned: “We recommend that the City and the University of Wisconsin-Stout partner and work together to ensure that positive steps are taken within the City of Menomonie watershed and Galloway Creek sub-watershed”. In order to meet that specific storm water management recommendation, students enrolled in the BIO 111 course (Science, Society and the Environment) collect and analyze water quality data within specific sections of Galloway Creek and submit their results in a stream report.

 

Open the Galloway Creek Water Quality Monitoring website

 

Keywords:

Topic - Galloway Creek, urban, stream, college students

Audience - K-12, church groups, agencies

Location - Red Cedar Basin, Wisconsin, North America

Goals - restoration, education, research

 

Contact:

Krista James, Senior Lecturer/Environmental Educator  tiny email icon

    715-232-1557

Chuck Bomar, Professor  tiny email icon

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