The Jersey Valley Watershed Project is a study of the water quality and land management practices in a small watershed in Monroe and Vernon Counties of Western Wisconsin in cooperation with the community of people that live and work there. The study watershed is typical of the surrounding area, both in topography and land uses. The study will be in place for five to seven years.
The components of the watershed project include land management evaluation and water quality monitoring. There are eight water quality monitoring sites within the watershed:
- Two within the stream channel
- Four at the edge of agricultural areas (fields and pastures)
- One below a wooded non-cultivated area
- One within a culvert that drains water from a municipality (surface water from streets, buildings, etc)
In addition to the water quality monitoring stations, sampling within Jersey Valley Lake from May through September will continue throughout the length of the project. This sampling is conducted in cooperation with local DNR personnel.
For questions on this project, please contact Amber Radatz
Video: Jersey Valley Watershed Project
Video Courtesy of: Sand County Foundation
Sand County Foundation's YouTube Channel