Watershed - Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers (GB10)
Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers Watershed

Details

The Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers Watershed is situated in central Marinette and northeastern Oconto counties. The watershed includes 34 miles of the Peshtigo River and the Caldron Falls and High Falls reservoirs and the Johnson Falls and Sandstone flowages. All four of the hydropower dams on the flowages operate in a peaking mode. Soils in the watershed are primarily excessively drained, sandy soils on moraines, outwash plains and stream terraces. Failing septic systems may be a problem in some areas of this watershed.

Date  1993

Ecological Landscapes for Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Middle Pestigo and Thunder Rivers Watershed lies primarily in the Northeast Sands Ecological Landscape which occupies a relatively narrow, vertical band of land in northeast Wisconsin. This landscape formed in glacial outwash sand plains (some of them pitted), and has steep outcropping Precambrian bedrock knolls of basalt, rhyolite, or granite. Sandy ground moraines and end moraines are also interspersed in the landscape. Historically, extensive oak/jack pine barrens and jack pine forests were found in the outwash sand portions of this Ecological Landscape. Moraines supported forests of hardwoods, red pine, and white pine. Outwash plains often contained pitted depressions, resulting in numerous wetlands and kettle lakes. Most of this Ecological Landscape is still forested; aspen predominates, followed by northern hardwoods. Jack pine remains on the outwash plains along with northern pin oak. There are several important occurrences of jack pine/oak barren communities. A small percentage of this Ecological Landscape contains spruce-fir-cedar forest and lowland hardwood forest. The Brazeau Swamp is one of the best representations of large cedar swamp forests in northern Wisconsin.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2011
Waters Involved
Sandstone Flowage
Status
Complete

Sandstone Flowage Assn: Sandstone Flowage Ais Control: The Sandstone Flowage Association proposes to control Eurasian water milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and prevention measures on the Sandstone Flowage during the period of 2011-2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Sandstone Flowage Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application dated July 25,2011.
The project includes conducting annual pre and post-treatment surveys in accordance with DNR established protocal, to monitor the extent of EWM and efficacy of the previous year's treatment; treating EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestation, conducting watercreft inspections and distributiing AIS literature. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online SWIMS database. A final report summarizing the 1-year project will be provided to DNR.
If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive paper and electroic pdf. copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submiissoion of grantee's final payment request. Any publications or signs produced as part of this project will inocrporate the "Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!" brand.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Eagle Creek
Status
In_Progress

Eagle Creek River Mgt Org Inc: Eagle Creek Early Detection & Response Project: The Eagle Creek River Management Organization (ECRMO) proposes to control Eurasian Water-milfoil (EWM) in Eagle Creek by implementing control measures during the period 2010-2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Eagle Creek River Management Organization Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated January 28, 2010. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and mapping the extent of EWM;; controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention strategy that includes developing an awareness & education program. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Binder Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Birch Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Bullfrog Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Caldron Falls Reservoir*
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Chain Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Crab Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Forbes Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Hickey Springs
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Hidden Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lackawanna Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lake John
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Lincoln Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Little Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
McCaslin Lake
Status
Complete

Mccaslin Lake District: Acq-Mccaslin Lake Land Acquisition-Hansen (Parcel A) Property: The Mc Caslin Lake Rehabilitation District will acquire 25.88 acres of lowland, including water frontage and wetlands, on Mc Caslin Lake for lake protection purposes. Long term management goals for this property include preserving it as a quiet natural conservancy area used for passive outdoor recreation and enjoyment. No major development plans are included.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/1/1998
Waters Involved
McCaslin Lake
Status
Complete

Mccaslin Lake District: Acq-Mccaslin Lake District Hansen Ii Acq.: The McCaslin Lake District will acquire an additional 38.50 acres of land near McCaslin Lake for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Miriam Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Munger Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Pine Ridge Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Sellin Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Sullivan Springs
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring - Fish Hatchery
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Un Spring -Fish Hatchery
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Waubee Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Wheeler Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Lakewood: Lco-Town Of Lakewood Class/Ordinance Project: The Town of Lakewood proposes to conduct a county-wide lake classification and ordinance study. The project will be used as a component in the larger land use planning process to create a set of recommended ordinances, or recommended amendments to existing ordinances for better protection of county lake resources.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/20/1992
Waters Involved
Eagle Lake
Status
Complete

Marinette County Land Conservation Committee: Thunder, Eagle, Island Lakes Management Planning: 1) Water quality monitoring furing 1992-94 as specified in application. 2) Conduct macrophyte surveys on Island and Eagle lakes to determine if Eurasian Milfoil has invaded.3) Conduct macrophyte study on Thunder Lake to compare Eurasian water milfoil populations to 1991 DNR survey. 4) Produce underwater video showing underwater plant communities in lakes.5) Characterize sediment composition and evaluate suitability for Eurasian Milfoil. 6) Develop a nutrient budgets and identify areas where erosion is occuring on three lakes.7) Prepare a management plan for Thunder Lake and hold public meeting. 8) Disseminate information to the public by newletter, local newspaper, video program, poster display and public meeting.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
East Thunder Creek
Status
Complete

Mccaslin Lake District: Mccaslin Lake Apm Plan Project: The McCaslin Lake District proposes to develop an APM Plan for their lake. The Plan will include the following deliverables.

1. Point Intercept survey of aquatic plants, 2. Create GIS Layer for aquatic plants, 3. Identify critical habitat areas for fish and wildlife, 4. Develop APM plan including early detection and response plan and education concerning AIS with a citizen participation process, 5. Assist with plan implementation, and 6. Develop final plan submitting one hard copy along with 2 CD copies to the Department for review and record.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/13/1995
Waters Involved
McCaslin Lake
Status
Complete

Mccaslin Lake District: Mccaslin Lake Management Planning: 1. Review resource information, past and present management programs and prepare a land use survey. 2. Analyze water quality and sediment conditions. 3. Complete an aquatic macrophyte and hydrographic survey. 4. Perform a watershed analysis and lakemodeling. 5. Develop a comprehensive lake and watershed management plan. 6. Identify needs and the perceived problems of lake district members. 7. Prepare a final report which include tasks 1 - 6 listed above. 8. The grantee will disseminateinformation to the public by entire report mailings, public meetings, local newspaper articles, a comprehensive management plan and a final report presentation. Project results will be reposited at the Land and Water Conservation Department and thepublic Libraries.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
McCaslin Lake
Status
Complete

Mccaslin Lake District: Mccaslin Lake Apm Plan Project: The McCaslin Lake District proposes to develop an APM Plan for their lake. The Plan will include the following deliverables.

1. Point Intercept survey of aquatic plants, 2. Create GIS Layer for aquatic plants, 3. Identify critical habitat areas for fish and wildlife, 4. Develop APM plan including early detection and response plan and education concerning AIS with a citizen participation process, 5. Assist with plan implementation, and 6. Develop final plan submitting one hard copy along with 2 CD copies to the Department for review and record.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Peshtigo River
Status
Complete

Sandstone Flowage Assn: Sandstone Flowage Aquatic Plant Inventory: There is insufficient data to effectively manage the aquatic plant community in Sandstone Flowage. Therefore the project goals will be to survey and document aquatic plant distribution with sufficient detail to allow for future planning, management and tracking of the aquatic plant community in Sandstone Flowage. The consultant will also collect landowner and water user information to allow the Sandstone Flowage Association to help develop realistic goals and objectives for aquatic plant management and protecting important habitat. The scope of the project will include the following aspects:

a. Aquatic plants will be surveyed using the grid point intercept method recommended by the Department of Natural Resources. Depth and substrate type will be collected at each sample point along with GPS location of sampling points.
b. Composite maps will be produced to show nuisance aquatic plant locations and density as well as different plant communities.
c. The plan will assess possible causes for the relatively recent increases in plant related problems.
d. Recommended action steps to limit and/or reduce future aquatic plant related problems as well as protecting natural habitat will be developed.
e. Products and deliverables will include the data and final report. It will be made available on a CD, along with a hard copy and via email to the Association, public and Department of Natural Resources.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Sandstone Flowage
Status
Complete

Sandstone Flowage Assn: Sandstone Flowage Aquatic Plant Inventory: There is insufficient data to effectively manage the aquatic plant community in Sandstone Flowage. Therefore the project goals will be to survey and document aquatic plant distribution with sufficient detail to allow for future planning, management and tracking of the aquatic plant community in Sandstone Flowage. The consultant will also collect landowner and water user information to allow the Sandstone Flowage Association to help develop realistic goals and objectives for aquatic plant management and protecting important habitat. The scope of the project will include the following aspects:

a. Aquatic plants will be surveyed using the grid point intercept method recommended by the Department of Natural Resources. Depth and substrate type will be collected at each sample point along with GPS location of sampling points.
b. Composite maps will be produced to show nuisance aquatic plant locations and density as well as different plant communities.
c. The plan will assess possible causes for the relatively recent increases in plant related problems.
d. Recommended action steps to limit and/or reduce future aquatic plant related problems as well as protecting natural habitat will be developed.
e. Products and deliverables will include the data and final report. It will be made available on a CD, along with a hard copy and via email to the Association, public and Department of Natural Resources.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Thunder Lake
Status
Complete

Thunder Lake Club Ltd: Thunder Lake Aquatic Plant Mgnt Plan Development: The Thunder Lake Association will be updating and revise an initial lake plan done in 1994 along with an aquatic plant management plan to maintain native plant habitat as well as managing Eurasian milfoil in Thunder Lake. The long-term focus of the project is to protect the high quality of Thunder Lake and maintain water quality at Ecoregion values. The watershed land use condition will be evaluated and loading reduction strategies will be explored in order to assist with management programs.

The scope of the project will include as follows:

a. Characterizing existing water quality conditions and doing a watershed analysis using the WILMS model and the development of a nutrient budget using model simulations for Thunder Lake.
b. Review past plant surveys and conduct a new plant survey using the transect method as in the past survey.
c. Conduct a shoreline survey which will include evaluating current buffer strips and evaluate specific approaches to improve shoreline buffer resulting in a shoreland restoration and protection program.
d. Prepare a comprehensive lake management plan which will include an aquatic plant management plan emphasizing Eurasian milfoil control alternatives.
e. Set up an information and education program regarding the project and results.
f. Inventory and evaluate the adequacy of institutional programs affecting the Thunder Lake water quality.
g. Products and deliverables will include 6 copies of the final report along with a CD and hard copy for the Department, 50 copies of a 4 page lake magazine and 50 copies of a lake poster. The Department should be supplied a copy of each.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Peshtigo River
Status
Complete

Marinette County: Sandstone Flowage Apm Planning Project: Marinette County proposes to complete a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan project for the Association to use in managing Eurasian milfoil and other pland growth in the water body preventing riparian use. This grant project builds upon a previous grant project for Sandstone Flowage. The primary goals for this project is to finish developing, publishing and distributing a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan along with developing a prevention and early detection plan for aquatic invasive species. The scope will include as follows: 1. Gathering and analyzing information on the ecosystem and plant community, 2. Identification of Sandstone Flowage property owner problems and needs. 3. Evaluating alternatives for plant management on the water body to complete a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan to be used for implementation by the Sandstone Flowage Association. 4. A plan for early detection of aquatic invasive species will be include will be included in the plant management plan. 5. Volunteers will be sought and trained to implement the Clean Boats Clean Waters Program on the water body. 6. Marinette County will continue to work with the Sandstone Flowage Association to implement the management plan.

Products and deliverables will include a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan. Two hard copies and two electronic copies on CD of all data and the plan will be distributed to the Wisconsin DNR and copies will be distributed to the Sandstone Flowage Association board members.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Sandstone Flowage
Status
Complete

Marinette County: Sandstone Flowage Apm Planning Project: Marinette County proposes to complete a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan project for the Association to use in managing Eurasian milfoil and other pland growth in the water body preventing riparian use. This grant project builds upon a previous grant project for Sandstone Flowage. The primary goals for this project is to finish developing, publishing and distributing a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan along with developing a prevention and early detection plan for aquatic invasive species. The scope will include as follows: 1. Gathering and analyzing information on the ecosystem and plant community, 2. Identification of Sandstone Flowage property owner problems and needs. 3. Evaluating alternatives for plant management on the water body to complete a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan to be used for implementation by the Sandstone Flowage Association. 4. A plan for early detection of aquatic invasive species will be include will be included in the plant management plan. 5. Volunteers will be sought and trained to implement the Clean Boats Clean Waters Program on the water body. 6. Marinette County will continue to work with the Sandstone Flowage Association to implement the management plan.

Products and deliverables will include a comprehensive aquatic plant management plan. Two hard copies and two electronic copies on CD of all data and the plan will be distributed to the Wisconsin DNR and copies will be distributed to the Sandstone Flowage Association board members.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Thunder Lake
Status
Complete

Thunder Lake Club Ltd: Thunder Lake Apm Planning Project: This project builds upon a previous large planning grant in order to strengthen an Aquatic Plant Management Plan currently written and developing a plan for early detection of invasive species and AIS response plan. The tasks will include the following:

1. Conducting an inventory of the aquatic plant community on Thunder using WDNR recommended survey methodology.
2. Identifying problems ad threats to aquatic ecosystem by invasive species along with developing realistic goals for management of Eurasian water milfoil(EWM).
3. Identify management objectives to restore native plant communities and target levels of EWM control.
4. Identify and analyze alternative actions for EWM control.
5. Develop an education plan for TIE Area Lakes Association and community members and develop a community outreach program to distribute AIS prevention information such as the initiating the Clean Boats, Clean Waters program on the lake and Eagle Lake while improving signage at access points.

Two electronic copies and one hard copy of all data and the final project report will be provided to the DNR. At least 4 hard copies of the project data and final report and maps will be provided to the TIE Area Lakes Association.
Marinette County LWCD will assist the TIE Lakes Association with implementation and update of the aquatic plant management program as needed.


Monitoring & Projects

Projects including grants, restoration work and studies shown below have occurred in this watershed. Click the links below to read through the text. While these are not an exhaustive list of activities, they provide insight into the management activities happening in this watershed.

Grants and Management Projects
Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Oconto
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Medicine Brook Temp
Date
Status
Prior to listing an additonal temperature station should be located either above or further below to better represent the conditions within this reach. AU: 11909; Station ID: (Need to find representative station.)
5/1/2018
Proposed
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
South Fork Thunder River Temp
Date
Status
The sample data set used for this assessment is not representative of the assessment unit. AU: 18284; Station ID: (A representative sampling location needs to be identified)
5/1/2018
Proposed
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Forbes Creek Temp
Date
Status
It is suggested that before this site is listed another year of continuous temp monitoring be conducted to verify representative data is being assessed against the criteria. AU: 11931; ID: 10041312
5/1/2018
Proposed
 
TMDL Implementation
Eagle Creek and Joos Valley Creek
Date
Status
Eagle Creek and Joos Valley Creek Sediment TMDL Implementation.
9/4/2011
In Progress
 
Middle Peshtigo and Thunder Rivers WatershedWatershed History Note

The Thunder River Rearing Station was built as a facility to raise trout. Thunder River Hatchery is very connected to the community as part of its rural history. The hatchery was built around 1938-1945 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) using log structures, hand-placed riprap on the river and flowing water from the river to raise the fish - no pumps or wells. The earthen ponds were constructed in 1958. Brook, brown and rainbow trout have all been raised at the rearing station, however, it has been found that the cold water from the Thunder River is more suited for raising brown trout. The rearing station does not hatch eggs. All fish raised at the station are brought in from the Wild Rose State Fish Hatchery. Thunder River rearing station annual produces around 300,000 fingerling brown trout and yearling Coho salmon for Lake Michigan. When it is time for stocking, the fish are loaded into tank trucks and stocked into Green Bay and Lake Michigan

Date  2010