Survey Description

Fish Creek is mainly located along the border between Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties in the Village of Bayside and the City of Mequon. The stream emerges from a storm sewer outfall at the south side of Donges Bay Road just west of Port Washington Road in the City of Mequon. Fish Creek drains directly into Lake Michigan 3.43 miles downstream from the source. Major precipitation events result in rapid surface runoff to Fish Creek, thereby causing a flashy response in this stream. This further results in significant flooding in the Village of Bayside. The District is in the process of evaluating options to reduce flooding as well as decreasing erosion along Fish Creek. This survey is conducted 8 times per year (once a month, April - November) and has two sampling sites (FC-01 and FC-02). The Fish Creek survey was added to the District's monitoring program in 2002 in order to collect baseline data. If construction type improvements are chosen as a means to manage flooding problems in this watershed, then the water quality monitoring data will help in documenting and planning this process.

Sites

Site CodeAlternate CodeDescriptionDepthsLatitudeLongitudeOldest Data
FC-01  W. Port Washington Rd. and Katherine Ln. (near I-43 and County Line Rd.) 1 43° 11' 53" 87° 55' 20" 4/11/2002
FC-02  Broadmoor Dr. and Union Pacific Railroad 1 43° 11' 29" 87° 54' 47" 4/11/2002

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