Trout stream classifications proposed in Ashland and Iron Counties

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  1. By Northwest Region September 29, 2015

    Contact(s): Zach Lawson, DNR senior fisheries biologist, 715-476-7847, [email protected]; Jennifer Sereno, DNR communications, 608-770-8084, [email protected]

    ASHLAND,Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is proposing the classification of seven trout streams in Ashland County and five streams in Iron County as a result of survey work that has provided new information about the streams' quality physical habitat, cold water sources and ability to support naturally reproducing brook trout populations.

    All streams listed for classification are small, unnamed headwater tributaries to more well-known trout fisheries.

    Ashland County

    � Class 2:

    --Unnamed tributary to City Creek 1.09 miles from the headwaters just south of West Lake Drive (south of Mellen) downstream to the confluence with City Creek (Town of Morse, T44N R2W S17).

    --Unnamed tributary to Morgan Creek 0.81 miles from the headwaters near County Line Road to the confluence with Morgan Creek (Town of Marengo, T45N R4W S31).

    --Unnamed tributary to Morgan Creek 3.3 miles from the headwaters south of Mineral Lake Road to the confluence with Morgan Creek (Town of Marengo, T44N R4W S6).

    --Unnamed tributary to Devil's Creek 1.05 miles from the headwaters downstream to the confluence with Devil's Creek (Town of Morse, T44N R2W S9).

    � Class 3:

    --Unnamed tributary to City Creek 0.14 miles from the pond outlet barrier below Jokinen Road (Ponderosa Road) downstream to the confluence with City Creek (Town of Morse, T44N R2W S8).

    --Unnamed tributary to Devil's Creek 0.5 miles from the headwaters downstream to the confluence with Devil's Creek (Town of Morse, T44N R2W S3).

    --Unnamed tributary to Devil's Creek 0.05 miles from the headwaters downstream to the confluence with Devil's Creek (Town of Morse, T44N R2W S1).

    Iron County

    � Class 1:

    --Unnamed tributary to Tyler Forks 0.6 miles from the headwaters downstream to the confluence with Tyler Forks River (Town of Anderson, T44 R1W S16).

    � Class 2:

    --Unnamed tributary to Vaughn Creek 2.46 miles from the headwaters south of Curry Road downstream to the confluence with Vaughn Creek (Town of Gurney, T46N R1W S10).

    --Unnamed tributary to Potato River 2.9 miles from the headwaters (near Caroline Lake Road) to the confluence with the Potato River (Town of Anderson, T45N R1W S25)

    --Unnamed tributary to Boomer Creek 3.95 miles from the headwaters downstream to the confluence with Boomer Creek (Town of Saxon, T46N R1E S34).

    � Class 3:

    --Unnamed tributary to Tyler Forks 1.36 miles from the headwaters downstream to the confluence with the Tyler Forks (Town of Anderson, T44N R1W S5).

    DNR shall waive any hearing requirement on this classification unless a written request for a hearing is received before October 17, 2015. Requests should be sent to: Zach Lawson, senior fisheries biologist, Wisconsin DNR, 5291 N. State House Circle Mercer, Wis. 54547. He can be contacted by telephone at (715) 476-7847.

    Last Revised: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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