Oshkosh Lourdes Academy High School

 

Spring Brook Team

Teachers and students from Oshkosh Lourdes Academy High School began sampling Spring Brook in 2016. Oshkosh North High School sampled the stream from 2008-2015. Markeson High School sampled the stream from 2003-2007.

Spring Brook is the southernmost of the streams that are monitored in the program. It runs through mostly agricultural lands before flowing into Lake Butte de Morts in Winnebago County. Spring Brook was chosen to provide a comparison between streams in the Lower and Upper Fox River Basins. The creek drains an agricultural watershed, and empties into Lake Butte de Morts.

Challenges

Spring Brook has well-documented high levels of nitrogen nitrates levels.  Continual monitoring of these high nitrate levels and investigations of the sources of these high levels are the challenges for the Spring Brook teams.   ​