Protecting the Waters:
The Issue of Phosphorous

Causes and sources
Problem extent
History
Efforts and progress
Looking to the future



Rain to Rivers Program

UWEX Natural Resources Education

 

Red Cedar Watershed Publications

A River Runs Through Us: A Water Quality Strategy for the Land and Waters of the Red Cedar River Basin


Minutes from Red Cedar River Water Quality Partnership Meetings

2013
October

2014
February
March
April
May
June
July
September
October
November
December

2015
January
February
March
April
May
June
August
October
December

2016
February
April
June
August
October
December

2017
February
March

 

Maps

River and Watershed map of the Red Cedar River Basin

Land Cover map of the Red Cedar Basin

 

Presentations

2016 Red Cedar Conference

Follow this link to view videos of the three keynote speakers from the 2016 conference.

Other Presentations from the 2016 Conference

Pleasant Valley Watershed Project - Richter

Tales of a Partnership and a Plan - Zerr

Red Cedar Demonstration Farm - Wantoch

 

2015 Red Cedar Conference

Red Cedar River Watershed Management Plan - Zerr

Water Ethics: Law and Policy - Smith

 

2013 Red Cedar Conference

Watersheds and Farmers - Zoschke

Shoreland Zoning - Herrick/Wenholz

Blue Green Algae - G. LaLiberte

Farmer-led Council - Kling, Olmstead, Prestebak

Red Cedar River Water Quality - P. LaLiberte

Red Cedar Watershed Overview - Zerr

Managing the Water's Edge Handout - Haack

Civic Engagement and Sustainable Communities - Paulson

Following the Water - McGinley

Also, videos of the Keynote Speakers from the 2013 conference are available here.

 

2012 Red Cedar River Conference

Olson Desair Lake Presentation

Blumer Turtle Lakes Presentation

Malott Phosphorus Rule Presentation

Zerr/Eide Storm Water Presentation

 

Other Presentations

Dan Zerr Presentation to Village/Town of Birchwood and Lake Chetac Sept 2013

Karl Hakanson Presentation from TMDL Public Hearings July 2011

Dan Zerr Storm Water Presentation from July 2011 Sustainability Fair

Dan Zerr Presentation from January 2011 "Year of Water" event

Cheryl Nenn Presentation from January 2011 "Year of Water" event

Jake Pulfer & Steve Zweber Presentation from February 2011 "Year of Water" event

 

Research

EPA Decision Documentation for Tainter/Menonmin TMDL 2012

Final TMDL (May 2012)

Menomonie Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Model

Tainter Lake Phosphorus Assessment/BATHTUB Model Final Report 1992

BATHTUB Model Calibration Review

SWRRB Model Final Report 1999

NRCS Red Cedar River Rapid Watershed Assessment

Phosphorus Content of Water and Suspended Sediment

Report on Monitoring Activities 1996

 

Analysis/Recommendations

Restoring Water Quality in the Red Cedar River - A Community Guide

West Central WI Regional Planning Commission report on Red Cedar Watershed

Phosphorous Levels in the Red Cedar Basin

NPS Reduction Techniques

Red Cedar Water Quality Opportunities

Water Quality Principles

 

General Information

Understanding Soil Phosphorus

Tainter/Menomin TMDL Fact Sheet