The Dry Run Creek Watershed Project is a study that expands on the original Core Farm Discovery Farms approach, much like the Jersey Valley Watershed Project. This project is located in St. Croix County of Northwest Wisconsin. It is a cooperative effort between the community of people and live and work nearby, Discovery Farms, and advisors and professionals in the agriculture and environmental communities. The two main components of the project are water quality monitoring and evaluation of land management practices.
Currently, there are six water quality monitoring stations located in the Dry Run Creek Watershed:
- 3 within the stream channel of the Willow River
- 1 in an intermittent tributary named Dry Run Creek
- 2 in agricultural areas (fields)
UW-Discovery Farms staff hope to add more monitoring stations to the project this year to better represent the farming systems and landscape conditions present in the watershed.
For questions about the Dry Run Creek project, please contact Todd Prill.