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Riverside Park, Waupaca where we water monitor.

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CWTU River Keepers Waupaca River Team: John Gremmer team leader.


Team Members: Bob Gayeske, Tom Young, Tom Poullette, Nancy Rose, & Vance Linden



Hi River Keepers,


As team leader for the Waupaca River team I wanted you to see the data report that I send to the members of our team. First, I post the data on the WAV site(which takes minutes) and then I prepare a summary for the team and eMail it out. If you do the same---send me a CC of the eMail. I would like to see what other people are finding in their streams.

Abby Schaefers, Mike Schaefers, Vance Linden, Nancy Rose, Art Kempf, and I monitored on May 23. These are same places we have monitored for the past five years.

Here are the results for April 23, 2010:

Riverside Park in Waupaca(downstream from the dam):

Date: 04/23/2010
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Dissolved Oxygen: 13.5 mg/L which extrapolates out to 122%
Transparency: water was very clear at 27 inches with a 27 inch tube
Water temperature: 56 degrees F---very warm for this time of year. Another six degrees up and the fish will be at optimum feeding temperature.
Air Temperature: 59 degrees F
Stream Flow: 132 cubic feet per second
Habitat Score: 41 out of a possible 52.
Comments: Water is low for this time of year, although the dam seemed to be releasing water. We saw craneflies in the air and a few fish rising.

The Rose Farm(where the Waupaca River crosses Highway 10.

Date: 04/23/2010
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Dissolved Oxygen: 12.5 mg/L which extrapolates out to 112%
Transparency: water was very clear at 27 inches with a 27 inch tube
Water temperature: 56 degrees F---very warm for this time of year.
Air Temperature: 63 degrees F
Stream Flow: 109.43 cubic feet per second
Habitat Score: 47 out of a possible 52.
Comments: Rick Fahrenkrug, Bob Smaglik, and John Gremmer did the monitoring. We would like to have pH testers for next year. Rick stayed behind and fished---and he has as of yet not reported his catch. This was a fun day. Downstream Bob Smaglik and I found a nice hatch of small brown caddis. Fish were caught and gently released. Life is good!

John Gremmer, springcreeker


Here are the results for May 23, 2010:


CWTU River Keepers, Waupaca River Monitoring Report 5/23/2010
Riverside Park, Waupaca
Time: 1:30 p.m.mg/L of oxygen: 10.5Percent of oxygen saturation: 117%Turbidity: 22 inches with a 27 inch tubeWater Temperature: C 21.7, F 71Air Temperature: C 28.3, F 83Flow: 96.8 cubic feet per second
pH: 8.4 Monitors: Abby Schaefers, Mike Schaefers, Vance Linden, Art Kempf, and John Gremmer

Nancy Rose Farm, Waupaca
Time: 2:30 p.m.mg/L of oxygen: 13Percent of oxygen saturation: 150%Turbidity: 27 inches with a 27 inch tubeWater Temperature: C 24, F 72Air Temperature: C 31.1, F 88Flow: 133.87 cubic feet per second
pH: 9 Monitors: Abby Schaefers, Mike Schaefers, Vance Linden, Art Kempf, Nancy Rose, and John Gremmer

John Gremmer, springcreeker


Here are the results for June 20, 2010

Here are the results of the June monitoring session. Recent rains have kept the water levels up at April levels. The river below Waupaca was cooler than the water upstream at the Rose Farm.

We would like to get the whole team together for the next monitoring session, for a group picture, for the year end final report.
Bob Gayeske and I did the monitoring.

Rose Farm 6/20/20105:00 p.m.
mg/L of oxygen: 10% of saturation of dissolved oxygen: 127%Turbidity: 27 inches with a 27 inch tube(the water was a little off color though)Water temp: 72 F, 22 CAir temp: 76 F, 24.4 CFlow: 121.57 cubic feet per second


Riverside Park 6/20/20103:30 p.m.
mg/L of oxygen: 11% of saturation of dissolved oxygen: 114%Turbidity: 27 inches with a 27 inch tube(the water was a little off color though)Water temp: 74 F, 23.3 CAir temp: 78 F, 25.6 CFlow: 113.2 cubic feet per second

John Gremmer, springcreeker

7/25/2010
The Waupaca River was higher and dirtier than at any other water monitoring event in the last five years. You can see the river in the image. Wading was impossible and in the shallows the water was so dirty you couldn't see your feet.
The difference in the flows at the two sites is due to the fact that the dam was releasing a lot of water.
Life is good!
John
Riverside Park
Date: 7/25/2010Time: 1:30 p.m.Mg/L of Oxygen: 9Percent of Oxygen Saturation: 115%Turbidity: 23 inches with a 27 inch tubeWater Temperature: 77 F, 25 CAir Temp: 82 F, 27.8 CWeather: SunnyStream Flow: 262.27 cubic feet/second

Nancy Rose Farm
Date: 7/25/2010Time: 2:30 p.m.Mg/L of Oxygen: 9Percent of Oxygen Saturation: 115%Turbidity: 19 inches with a 27 inch tubeWater Temperature: 77 F, 25 CAir Temp: 82 F, 27.8 CWeather: SunnyStream Flow: 197.78 cubic feet/second

Here is our water monitoring report for 9/27/2010.


Bob Gayeske, Mike Schaefers, Vance Linden, and I did the monitoring. Our new pH meter failed to function. The river at the Rose Farm was to high and fast to wade, so we didn't calculate it. It was probably running at 400 cubic feet per second. I guy was there spin fishing. I tried to talk him into becomeing a water monitor.


If you see any errors here let me know:




Riverside Park, Waupaca, Waupaca River:


Date: 9/27/2010
Time: 1:00 pm
mg/L of oxygen: 10.5
% of oxygen saturation: 98%
Turbidity: 18.5 inches in a 27 inch tube
Water Temp: 13.3 C, 56 F
Air Temp: 17.8 C, 64 F
Stream Flow: 427.4 cubic feet per second
Weather: Mostly sunny






Nancy Rose Farm, 3.2 miles west of Waupaca, Waupaca River:


Date: 9/27/2010
Time: 2:30 pm
mg/L of oxygen: 8.5
% of oxygen saturation: 83
Turbidity: 27 inches in a 27 inch tube
Water Temp: 14.4 C, 58 F
Air Temp: 17.8 C, 64 F
Stream Flow: The river was too dangerous to wade
Weather: Mostly sunny