a tributary of the St. Croix River, is located in northeren
Washington County. The area is characterized by steep hills
pock-marked with deep depressions. The stream itself is
threereaches. The upper reach meanders slowly through and
fine sand with bank-full conditions near elevations of adjacent
wetland complexes. The middle reach of the stream is the
most diverse and altered. It flows through a series of small
ponds and flow structures, over bedrock and cobble areas
with low sinuosity, and finally through a riffle/pool gravel
dominated channel. The lower reach is an entrenched, san
dominated channel, significantly altered by a constructed
pond and land usa adjacent to the stream. Brook trout are
found in all reaches of the stream.
The land surrounding
both sampling sites is dominated by roadless, scattered
residential and village areas. The stream is rocky-bottomed
with plenty of riffles.
The Marine on
St. Croix Water Management Organization encompasses 29 square
miles and certain portions of the following communites:
Marine on St. Croix, May Township, New Scandia Township,
and Stillwater Township.
Stream is monitored by the Mill