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Introduction  Goal:  Inform elected officials of current condition of local surface waters  Progressive, efficient, and collaborative approach to water quality improvement  Educate community to improve water quality


Tribal Program  CWA 106  Monitoring  Program administration  Community outreach

 CWA 319  Partner for improvements to water quality within the Tribal Boundary  This is where you folks come in!


Designated Use Tribal Goal or Designated Use

Chippewa River

North Branch Chippewa River

Aquatic Life

Not Full Support

Not Full Support

Human Health

Not Full Support

Recreation

Not Full Support

Wild Rice (Potential)

Not Full Support

Not Full Support


Chippewa River

Chippewa River at School Road (CHIP2)

Chippewa River at Chip-A-Waters Park (CHIP8)

Chippewa River at Meridian Park (CHIP4)

Chippewa River at Chippewa Road (CHIP7)


Chippewa River  Issues  Sediment  E.coli issues  Nutrient Loading


Temperature Chippewa River Watershed 2014 30

25

20 Degrees Celsius

NB6 CHIP2 15

CHIP4 CHIP7 CHIP8

10 Attainment

5

0 November 2013

January 2014

April 2014

May 2014

June 2014

August 2014

September 2014

All sample sites in the Chippewa River Watershed are meeting the SOM Water Quality Standard for November 2013 (9.44°C), January 2014 (3.33°C), April 2014 (13.33°C), May 2014 (21.11°C), June 2014 (26.67°C), August 2014 (27.22°C), September 2014 (23.33°C). Note: data for CHIP 7 and CHIP4 is unavailable for January and April 2014 as the surface of the river was frozen over.


2010 to 2014 Summary of %EPT 80.0%

70.0%

60.0%

50.0% 2010 %EPT 2011 %EPT 40.0%

2012 %EPT 2013 %EPT

30.0%

2014%EPT

20.0%

10.0%

0.0% CHIP2

CHIP4

NB6

CHIP8

CHIP7

Summary of Macroinvertebrate Assessment (%EPT) 2010-2014 In the above figure, the past four years of macroinvertebrate assessment data (%EPT) is presented for our fixed Chippewa River sites. %EPT is a direct measure of water quality and ecosystem health, as it is composed of the collective percentage of Ephemeroptera (mayflies), Plecoptera (stoneflies), and Trichoptera (caddisflies) of the overall sample. 2014 season showed a fair increase in %EPT for all Chippewa River sites, including North Branch Chippewa River.


Average Total Phosphorus (μg/L) 160

Average Total Phosphorus (μg/L)

140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0

CHIP2

CHIP4

NB6

CHIP7

CHIP8

The reference standard 31.25 μg/L or below, the threshold for total phosphorus in warm water streams as indicated in Table 10, was exceeded by NB6, CHIP7, CHIP8. This data is based off samples that were collected in October and July 2014. Note: Samples were not collected in April 2014 due to the continuing resolution.


2014 and 2013 E.Coli Summary 10000

MPN

1000

100

10

1 CHIP4 (2013)

CHIP4 (2014)

NB6 (2013)

NB6 (2014)

CHIP8 (2013)

CHIP8 (2014

2013 and 2014 E. coli (MPN Average) *Samples from July, August, and September only (4 per month) In the above figure, the impact to Chippewa River E. coli levels from the North Branch of the Chippewa River is apparent over the past two years.


Escherichia coli 2014 Chippewa River Watershed

Daily Geometric Mean (MPN) Monthly Average

10000

1000

NB6 CHIP2 100

CHIP4 CHIP7 CHIP8 Attainment

10

1 May

June

July

August

September

Summary of 2014 E. coli Daily Geometric Mean Daily Max Monthly Average– Chippewa River Watershed


Be Proactive  Pick up after your dog – it does add up  Be aware of the issues to support efforts in the     

community Educate your neighbors, friends, and family Reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides on your lawn Use deep rooting plants in your landscape Landscape for infiltration of water Utilize rain gardens and other green stormwater practices


Be Proactive  Do not dump anything down storm drains - they lead

directly to the river  Support the efforts of City Departments and elected officials to improve water quality in our community  Learn more about landscaping for water quality

 https://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/wrd-nps-

landscape4wq_401217_7.pdf  http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/urban_facts.cfm


Collaboration  Central Michigan District Health Department  Isabella County  Isabella Conservation District  City of Mt. Pleasant  Parks and Recreation  DPW  Opportunities for future projects  Forestry  Streambank Stabilization and Restoration


Conclusion  We will keep working to protect our water  We look forward to collaborating with you on

improvement projects  We appreciate your support  Questions


For More Information www.sagchip.org cpauquette@sagchip.org (989)775-4016

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Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Water Quality Program Presentation  

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