Surface Water


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Duck Creek in Oneida

Click here to see the real time gauging station on Duck Creek: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wi/nwis/uv/?site_no=04072150&agency_cd=USGS  

The Oneida Reservation is drained by four major streams. Duck Creek and its tributaries (Oneida Creek, Fish Creek, Silver Creek, and Trout Creek) drain nearly 70 percent of the Reservation. Dutchman Creek drains 20 percent, and Lancaster Brook, with the headwaters of Ashwaubenon Creek and the South Branch of the Suamico River drain the rest of the land (USGS Report 00-4179).

At this time, the main sources of impairment are sedimentation (agricultural and residential construction) and nutrients (agriculture, suburban lawns, golf courses). Loss of hydrologic function from tiling and ditching has resulted in reduced flows in Reservation streams.

Several programs within the EH&S Division work in partnership to ensure the integrity of the surface waters of the Reservation by managing the quantity and quality of storm water runoff; defining, restoring, and enhancing the functions of the watershed/sub-watershed system of the Reservation, including wetlands; and, restoring and protecting aquatic habitats in the waters of the Reservation.  

 

Atlas of Tribal Waters

Reservation Surface Area (mi2)1

102

Total miles of streams (major streams) 1

76.34

Miles of intermittent streams (all waterways except major streams)1

228.5

Number of sampling points on streams

10

Acres of lakes/ponds 1

248.75

Acres of lakes monitored 1

10.86

Total acres of wetlands 1

7,015.6

 1 Oneida Geographic Land Information Systems

For more information about the surface waters of the Reservation, please call Jim Snitgen at (920) 869-4589 or Jason Spiegel at (920) 869-4566.