Watershed - Yellow River (LC09)
Yellow River Watershed

Details

The Yellow River watershed drains the area around the Yellow River and a portion of the Red Cedar River. The watershed primarily spans central Barron County with very small sections extending into Washburn and Burnett counties. The watershed is close to the major population centers in Barron County. The watershed's land use shows a significant change from forested to agricultural lands. Public use of the watershed's streams and lakes is very high. The watershed contains hgh quality warm water fishery streams as well as 39 miles of trout streams. The northern third of the watershed is composed of glacial pitted outwash and end moraines. The great majority of the watershed's lakes are located in this area. A fairly even mix of forested and agricultural land is present. The southern two-thirds of the watershed is ground moraine with an area of pitted outwash centered around the cities of Barron and Cameron. Drainage patterns are more developed and fewer lakes are present. Land use is mostly agricultural. There are 24 lakes in the watershed, many of which have considerable shoreline development. Several State Fishery Areas are on various stretches of the Yellow River above Barron.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Yellow River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Yellow River Watershed is located primarily in the Forest Transition Ecological Landscape which lies along the northern border of Wisconsin's Tension Zone, through the central and western part of the state, and supports both northern forests and agricultural areas. The central portion of the Forest Transition lies primarily on a glacial till plain deposited by glaciation between 25,000 and 790,000 years ago. The eastern and western portions are on moraines of the Wisconsin glaciation. The growing season in this part of the state is long enough that agriculture is viable, although climatic conditions are not as favorable as in southern Wisconsin. Soils are diverse, ranging from sandy loam to loam or shallow silt loam, and from poorly drained to well drained. The historic vegetation of the Forest Transition was primarily northern hardwood forest. These northern hardwoods were dominated by sugar maple and hemlock, and contained some yellow birch, red pine and white pine. Currently, over 60% of this Ecological Landscape is non-forested. Forested areas consist primarily of northern hardwoods and aspen, with smaller amounts of oak and lowland hardwoods. The eastern portion of the Ecological Landscape differs from the rest of the area in that it remains primarily forested, and includes some ecologically significant areas. Throughout the Ecological Landscape, small areas of conifer swamp are found near the headwaters of streams, and associated with lakes in kettle depressions on moraines. Ground flora show characteristics of both northern and southern Wisconsin, as this Ecological Landscape lies along the Tension Zone.

Date  2010

Wildlife and Habitat

One endangered dragonfly species and three of special concern in Wisconsin have been found in this watershed. These insects require clean, fast-moving streams, since the first phase of their life begins in water. The existence of these dragonflies indicates good water quality. Deterioration of water quality would harm these populations. Two threatened fish species, the greater redhorse and ozark minnow, and one of special concern, the weed shiner, have been documented in the lakes and streams of this watershed. The habitat needs of these fish varies from weedy shores to gravel, sand or mud bottoms. All, however, need clear water.

Date  1996

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
8/3/2008
Waters Involved
Lower Vermillion Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Cumberland: Vermillion Lakes Eurasian Watermoil Response, 2008-2010: The Town of Cumberland is sponsoring a three-year Eurasian watermilfoil response project on Lower and Upper Vermillion Lakes, Barron County, to do the following activities: community information and education; Clean Boats Clean Waters watercraft inspections; aquatic plant survey and management planning; and Eurasian watermilfoil management and monitoring.

Specifically the deliverables associated with this project include: 1) A project report summarizing information/education, management, and monitoring activities; 2) Clean Boats Clean Waters data collection summary. Data collected must include those data required as part of the CBCW program and must be entered in the statewide database to be eligible for grant reimbursement; 3) Aquatic plant point intercept survey results; 4) Aquatic Plant Management Plan.


Special Conditions: 1) Grant monies may not be used for control of established curlyleaf pondweed populations; 2) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 3) Draft public surveys must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Lower Vermillion Lake
Status
In_Progress

Vermillion Lake Assoc: Vermillion Lakes Ewm Response 2011-2013: Vermillion Lakes Association is sponsoring a three-year Eurasian watermilfoil response project on Lower and Upper Vermillion Lakes, Barron County, to do the following activities: community information and education; Clean Boats Clean Waters watercraft inspections; aquatic plant survey and management plan update; and Eurasian watermilfoil management and monitoring.

Specifically the deliverables associated with this project include: 1) A project report summarizing information/education, management, and monitoring activities; 2) Clean Boats Clean Waters data collection summary. Data collected must include those data required as part of the CBCW program and must be entered in the statewide database to be eligible for grant reimbursement; 3) Pre-post treatment monitoring; 4) Management Plan update, as necessary.


Special Conditions: Grant monies may not be used for control of established curlyleaf pondweed populations.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
8/3/2008
Waters Involved
Upper Vermillion Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Cumberland: Vermillion Lakes Eurasian Watermoil Response, 2008-2010: The Town of Cumberland is sponsoring a three-year Eurasian watermilfoil response project on Lower and Upper Vermillion Lakes, Barron County, to do the following activities: community information and education; Clean Boats Clean Waters watercraft inspections; aquatic plant survey and management planning; and Eurasian watermilfoil management and monitoring.

Specifically the deliverables associated with this project include: 1) A project report summarizing information/education, management, and monitoring activities; 2) Clean Boats Clean Waters data collection summary. Data collected must include those data required as part of the CBCW program and must be entered in the statewide database to be eligible for grant reimbursement; 3) Aquatic plant point intercept survey results; 4) Aquatic Plant Management Plan.


Special Conditions: 1) Grant monies may not be used for control of established curlyleaf pondweed populations; 2) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 3) Draft public surveys must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Upper Vermillion Lake
Status
In_Progress

Vermillion Lake Assoc: Vermillion Lakes Ewm Response 2011-2013: Vermillion Lakes Association is sponsoring a three-year Eurasian watermilfoil response project on Lower and Upper Vermillion Lakes, Barron County, to do the following activities: community information and education; Clean Boats Clean Waters watercraft inspections; aquatic plant survey and management plan update; and Eurasian watermilfoil management and monitoring.

Specifically the deliverables associated with this project include: 1) A project report summarizing information/education, management, and monitoring activities; 2) Clean Boats Clean Waters data collection summary. Data collected must include those data required as part of the CBCW program and must be entered in the statewide database to be eligible for grant reimbursement; 3) Pre-post treatment monitoring; 4) Management Plan update, as necessary.


Special Conditions: Grant monies may not be used for control of established curlyleaf pondweed populations.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
8/3/2008
Waters Involved
Vermillion River
Status
Complete

Town Of Cumberland: Vermillion Lakes Eurasian Watermoil Response, 2008-2010: The Town of Cumberland is sponsoring a three-year Eurasian watermilfoil response project on Lower and Upper Vermillion Lakes, Barron County, to do the following activities: community information and education; Clean Boats Clean Waters watercraft inspections; aquatic plant survey and management planning; and Eurasian watermilfoil management and monitoring.

Specifically the deliverables associated with this project include: 1) A project report summarizing information/education, management, and monitoring activities; 2) Clean Boats Clean Waters data collection summary. Data collected must include those data required as part of the CBCW program and must be entered in the statewide database to be eligible for grant reimbursement; 3) Aquatic plant point intercept survey results; 4) Aquatic Plant Management Plan.


Special Conditions: 1) Grant monies may not be used for control of established curlyleaf pondweed populations; 2) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 3) Draft public surveys must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Beaver Dam Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Cumberland: 2011 Beaver Dam Lake Boat Monitoring Program: The City of Cumberland is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project which includes conducting a Clean Boat/Clean Water boat inspection and education program on Beaver Dam Lake.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing project accomplishments/progress including Watercraft Inspection report including time and number of people reached and CB/CW survey results. Daily CB/CW results will be entered into the DNR SWIMS database; 2) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide AIS Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Big Dummy Lake
Status
Complete

Dummy Lake Management District: Dummy Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plan: The Dummy Lakes Management District is sponsoring a project to develop an Aquatic Plant Management Plan and implement a CB/CW program for Big Dummy and Little Dummy Lakes. This project includes hiring a consultant to perform a point intercept survey of Little Dummy Lake and develop the aquatic plant management plan.

Activities include: Implement a CBCW program on lakes, Aquatic Plant Survey, Waterfront Property Owners Survey, and development on an Aquatic Plant Management Plan (APM).

Deliverables include a paper and electronic copy of comprehensive Report including: 1) Final Report including watercraft inspection report detailing total time and number of people reached, Big and Little Dummy aquatic plant survey results using the point intercept method including maps, Waterfront Property Owners Survey report detailing results, total time and people reached; 2) Watercraft inspection report including time & number of people reached; CB/CW survey results with results entered into the CB/CW database; 3) Copy of materials sent in mailings; 4) An Aquatic Plant Management Plan that integrates watershed, water quality, and fisheries components; 5) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions: The sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new aquatic invasive species infestation is found. WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. Draft public surveys should be reviewed by the Department before distribution.

This scope summarizes the scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede the application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Collingwood Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Cumberland: 2011 Beaver Dam Lake Boat Monitoring Program: The City of Cumberland is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project which includes conducting a Clean Boat/Clean Water boat inspection and education program on Beaver Dam Lake.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing project accomplishments/progress including Watercraft Inspection report including time and number of people reached and CB/CW survey results. Daily CB/CW results will be entered into the DNR SWIMS database; 2) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide AIS Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Hay River
Status
Complete

City Of Cumberland: 2011 Beaver Dam Lake Boat Monitoring Program: The City of Cumberland is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project which includes conducting a Clean Boat/Clean Water boat inspection and education program on Beaver Dam Lake.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing project accomplishments/progress including Watercraft Inspection report including time and number of people reached and CB/CW survey results. Daily CB/CW results will be entered into the DNR SWIMS database; 2) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide AIS Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Library Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Cumberland: 2011 Beaver Dam Lake Boat Monitoring Program: The City of Cumberland is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project which includes conducting a Clean Boat/Clean Water boat inspection and education program on Beaver Dam Lake.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing project accomplishments/progress including Watercraft Inspection report including time and number of people reached and CB/CW survey results. Daily CB/CW results will be entered into the DNR SWIMS database; 2) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide AIS Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Little Dummy Lake
Status
Complete

Dummy Lake Management District: Dummy Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plan: The Dummy Lakes Management District is sponsoring a project to develop an Aquatic Plant Management Plan and implement a CB/CW program for Big Dummy and Little Dummy Lakes. This project includes hiring a consultant to perform a point intercept survey of Little Dummy Lake and develop the aquatic plant management plan.

Activities include: Implement a CBCW program on lakes, Aquatic Plant Survey, Waterfront Property Owners Survey, and development on an Aquatic Plant Management Plan (APM).

Deliverables include a paper and electronic copy of comprehensive Report including: 1) Final Report including watercraft inspection report detailing total time and number of people reached, Big and Little Dummy aquatic plant survey results using the point intercept method including maps, Waterfront Property Owners Survey report detailing results, total time and people reached; 2) Watercraft inspection report including time & number of people reached; CB/CW survey results with results entered into the CB/CW database; 3) Copy of materials sent in mailings; 4) An Aquatic Plant Management Plan that integrates watershed, water quality, and fisheries components; 5) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions: The sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new aquatic invasive species infestation is found. WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. Draft public surveys should be reviewed by the Department before distribution.

This scope summarizes the scope provided in the grant application and does not supersede the application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Poskin Lake
Status
In_Progress

Poskin Lake Association Inc.: Poskin Lake Interim Ais Education Prevention And Planning Project: The Poskin Lake Association is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project including a Clean Boat/Clean Water inspection program at the public boat landing, shoreline AIS monitoring, and public outreach education, training, water quality monitoring, plant survey, and shoreline restoration demonstration.

Deliverables include: 1) A summary of project accomplishments/progress including watercraft inspection detailing total time and number of people reached; 2) Clean Boat/Clean Water survey results; daily results will be entered into the DNR CB/CW database; 3) Verification of workshops/inspector training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Report on In-lake AIS aquatic plant monitoring observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps; 5) Report on CLP surveys with appropriate maps; 6) Report on public outreach activities such as Lake Fair and distribution of education materials; 7) Report on shoreland restoration demonstration project; 8) Report on water quality monitoring including precipitation monitoring, run-off event sampling, lake water quality sampling; 9) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: Special conditions for this project: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and/or aquatic plant management plan development; 2) The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if new aquatic invasive species is found.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide the AIS Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Silver Lake Ais Education Project: The Silver Lake Association is sponsoring a two year AIS prevention & education project which includes continued CB/CW inspection/education program; AIS training and lake monitoring, and a point intercept aquatic plant study.

Deliverables include a report including: 1) Summary of project accomplishments, AIS monitoring results, observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps, and report on aquatic plant point intercept survey; 2) CB/CW report including time and number of people reached and survey results; daily results will be entered into SWIMS database; 3) Verification of workshops/training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Copies of newsletters/educational materials and any additional AIS related materials paid by this grant.


Special project conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance must be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and/or aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Sponsor shall immediately contact DNR if a new aquatic invasive species is found.

This scope summarizes detaisl provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide AIS Coordinator with a draft final report. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Cumberland: 2011 Beaver Dam Lake Boat Monitoring Program: The City of Cumberland is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project which includes conducting a Clean Boat/Clean Water boat inspection and education program on Beaver Dam Lake.

Deliverables include: 1) Final Report summarizing project accomplishments/progress including Watercraft Inspection report including time and number of people reached and CB/CW survey results. Daily CB/CW results will be entered into the DNR SWIMS database; 2) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide AIS Coordinator with a draft final report. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Lower Vermillion Lake
Status
Complete

Vermillion Lakes Association: Vermillion Lakes Association 2017 Cbcw: Vermillion Lakes Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LOWER VERMILLION.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Silver Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Silver Lake Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at one public landing on Silver Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Silver Lake Association 2016 Clean Boats Clean Water: TheSilver Lake Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Silver Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Silver Lake Association 2017 Cbcw: Silver Lake Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on SILVER LAKE.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Silver Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Silver Lake Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project at one public landing on Silver Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Silver Lake Association 2016 Clean Boats Clean Water: TheSilver Lake Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Silver Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Silver Lake Association 2017 Cbcw: Silver Lake Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on SILVER LAKE.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Upper Vermillion Lake
Status
Complete

Vermillion Lake Assoc: Vermillion Lakes Association: The Vermillion Lakes Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Lower and Upper Vermillion Lakes.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Vermillion River
Status
Complete

Vermillion Lake Assoc: Vermillion Lakes Association: The Vermillion Lakes Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Lower and Upper Vermillion Lakes.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Vermillion River
Status
Complete

Vermillion Lakes Association: Vermillion Lakes Association 2017 Cbcw: Vermillion Lakes Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LOWER VERMILLION.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2004
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Barron County: Lmi-Silver Lake Water Quality Diagnostic Feasibility Study: The Barron County Soil & Water Conservation Department, in cooperation with the US Geological Survey, Dept. of Nat. Res., and a private consultant, will conduct a comprehensive diagnostic/feasibility study of Silver Lake and it's watershed and develop a lake management plan.

The project includes the following objectives ( ) and activities [ ]; (1) Determination of the source(s) of pollutants that have caused recent reductions of water quality - [watershed assessment], [shoreline assessment], [complete water quality study], [develop hydrologic budget], [develop phosphorus budget], [develop groundwater model], [lake sediment core assessment], [shoreline septic systems assessment], [lake bacterial water quality assessment], and [an assessment of the feasibility of a water level control device], (2) Prediction of probable water quality responses to possible pollution reduction practices - [assessment of lake water quality responses utilizing acceptable computer "models"], (3) Protection of Silver Lake from invasive exotic aquatic species - [conduct aquatic plant survey to detect any exotic species], [recommend measures to prevent future exotic species infestations], (4) Evaluation of the fishery of Silver Lake - [Wis. DNR will conduct fishery survey and prepare report]

Project deliverables include a USGS water-resources investigations report, or equivalent document, a USGS fact sheet, or equivalent document, and a comprehensive lake management report for the Silver Lake system.

Conditions for this project include:
* The installation of stream and lake gauging stations must receive the approval and/or permit from the Department of Natural Resources water regulation section.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with electronic and paper copies of the annual and final reports of the results of this study and the lake management plan. Project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2012
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Lmi-Waterfront Lots Water Quality Improvements: Silver Lake Association is sponsoring a project to implement shoreline stabilization, restoration, runoff reduction, and wetland restoration practices.

Project tasks: 1) Design/stabilization on approximately 10 shoreline sites; 2) Shoreline restoration design technical assistance; 3) Design/installation on approximately 6 runoff reduction sites; 4) Install woody habitat improvement (Fish Sticks) on approximately 4 sites; 5) Design/implement wetland restoration; 6) Landscaper training/education.

Shoreline restorations using grant funding for plants or labor require a Department approved restrictive covenant to permanently establish the parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow NR 191.24(3) standards unless mutually agreed to in writing with the DNR lake coordinator before implementation. BMPs such as rain gardens and shoreline stabilization must have maintenance, operation, and protection plans specified in a ten-year contract.

Project deliverables: report and map summarizing project activities, documenting linear feet of shoreline stabilized, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, number of Fish Stick sites with numbers of trees used, number of runoff reduction sites installed; individual property shoreline restoration/stabilization plans/maps; pre/post photos of funded restorations; list of property owners and parcels committed to covenants and/or contracts; and educational materials developed.

This scope summarizes details provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the DNR Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Big Dummy Lake
Status
Complete

Dummy Lake Management District: Big & Little Dummy Lakes Apm Plan Update Project: Dummy Lakes Management District is sponsoring a project to develop an aquatic plant management (APM) plan including public participation / meetings.

The final deliverables include agendas and minutes for planning meetings, an APM plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Specific project tasks include: 1) Shoreline inventory and restoration planning; 2) Watershed land use assessment & loadings; 3) Identify runoff patterns & delineate environmentally sensitive areas in the watershed; 4) Aquatic Plant survey; 5) Watercraft inspection; 6) WILMS lake condition response modeling; 7) Review of institutional programs & regulations; 8) APM plan development.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. Two sets of aquatic plant vouchers shall be collected, one set for DNR distribution to Dr. Freckmann and one set for the lake group or village. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan; 3) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 4) AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Little Dummy Lake
Status
Complete

Dummy Lake Management District: Big & Little Dummy Lakes Apm Plan Update Project: Dummy Lakes Management District is sponsoring a project to develop an aquatic plant management (APM) plan including public participation / meetings.

The final deliverables include agendas and minutes for planning meetings, an APM plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Specific project tasks include: 1) Shoreline inventory and restoration planning; 2) Watershed land use assessment & loadings; 3) Identify runoff patterns & delineate environmentally sensitive areas in the watershed; 4) Aquatic Plant survey; 5) Watercraft inspection; 6) WILMS lake condition response modeling; 7) Review of institutional programs & regulations; 8) APM plan development.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. Two sets of aquatic plant vouchers shall be collected, one set for DNR distribution to Dr. Freckmann and one set for the lake group or village. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy shall be integrated into the APM plan; 3) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 4) AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Poskin Lake
Status
Complete

Poskin Lake Association Inc.: Phase 1, Water Quality, Lake User Survey & Education: Poskin Lake Association is sponsoring a three-phase project to assess watershed, water quality, shoreline, and aquatic plant conditions; determine nutrient loads and model lake response; develop watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring programs; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; coordinate stakeholder participation and planning; and develop a lake management implementation plan. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 1 (LPL-1270-09) project tasks include: 1) Expanded water quality monitoring at three lake sites, including purchase of a dissolved oxygen meter; 2) Water quality and flow monitoring on Vermillion River; 3) Lake user education, including implementation of Clean Boats Clean Waters and AIS monitoring; 4) Sociological survey of riparians and local community.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Poskin Lake
Status
Complete

Poskin Lake Association Inc.: Phase 2, Watershed Evaluation, Paleocore, Plant Survey & Shoreland Inventory: Poskin Lake Association is sponsoring a three-phase project to assess watershed, water quality, shoreline, and aquatic plant conditions; determine nutrient loads and model lake response; develop watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring programs; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; coordinate stakeholder participation and planning; and develop a lake management implementation plan. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 2 (LPL-1271-09) project tasks include: 1) Spring and summer whole lake aquatic plant point-intercept survey; 2) Shoreline inventory; 3) Watershed evaluation with nutrient loading calculations; 4) Top/bottom paleoelimnological core; 5) Water level management and zoning/ordinance review.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Poskin Lake
Status
Proposed

Poskin Lake Association Inc.: Phase 2, Watershed Evaluation, Paleocore, Plant Survey & Shoreland Inventory: Poskin Lake Association is sponsoring a three-phase project to assess watershed, water quality, shoreline, and aquatic plant conditions; determine nutrient loads and model lake response; develop watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring programs; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; coordinate stakeholder participation and planning; and develop a lake management implementation plan. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 2 (LPL-1271-09) project tasks include: 1) Spring and summer whole lake aquatic plant point-intercept survey; 2) Shoreline inventory; 3) Watershed evaluation with nutrient loading calculations; 4) Top/bottom paleoelimnological core; 5) Water level management and zoning/ordinance review.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Poskin Lake
Status
Complete

Poskin Lake Association Inc.: Phase 3, Water & Nutrient Budgeting, Lake Modeling, Education & Management Plan: Poskin Lake Association is sponsoring the third phase of a project to develop a lake management implementation plan.

Final deliverables will be examples of education materials developed, a rapid response plan for Eurasian water milfoil, a lake management plan with aquatic plant recommendations that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Phase 3 (LPL-1343-10) project tasks include: 1) Expanded water quality monitoring at the Deep Hole; 2) Lake user education, including implementation of Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) and AIS monitoring; 3) Water and nutrient budget development and analysis; 4) Watershed delineation and lake response modeling; 5) Develop Eurasian Water Milfoil rapid response plan; 6) Develop Lake Management plan with aquatic plant recommendations, including public participation/meetings.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data should be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) Information collected during the watercraft inspection and boater education portion of the project will be entered into the CBCW database and reported in the final report; 3) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance must be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy must be integrated in the APM plan; 4) The sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new Aquatic Invasive Species is found; 5) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Vermillion River
Status
Complete

Poskin Lake Association Inc.: Phase 1, Water Quality, Lake User Survey & Education: Poskin Lake Association is sponsoring a three-phase project to assess watershed, water quality, shoreline, and aquatic plant conditions; determine nutrient loads and model lake response; develop watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring programs; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; coordinate stakeholder participation and planning; and develop a lake management implementation plan. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 1 (LPL-1270-09) project tasks include: 1) Expanded water quality monitoring at three lake sites, including purchase of a dissolved oxygen meter; 2) Water quality and flow monitoring on Vermillion River; 3) Lake user education, including implementation of Clean Boats Clean Waters and AIS monitoring; 4) Sociological survey of riparians and local community.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Vermillion River
Status
Complete

Poskin Lake Association Inc.: Phase 2, Watershed Evaluation, Paleocore, Plant Survey & Shoreland Inventory: Poskin Lake Association is sponsoring a three-phase project to assess watershed, water quality, shoreline, and aquatic plant conditions; determine nutrient loads and model lake response; develop watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring programs; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; coordinate stakeholder participation and planning; and develop a lake management implementation plan. The final deliverable will be a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Interim deliverables for each phase include a progress report with results, including maps, spreadsheets, and other data collected during the given phase.

The specific Phase 2 (LPL-1271-09) project tasks include: 1) Spring and summer whole lake aquatic plant point-intercept survey; 2) Shoreline inventory; 3) Watershed evaluation with nutrient loading calculations; 4) Top/bottom paleoelimnological core; 5) Water level management and zoning/ordinance review.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Vermillion River
Status
Complete

Poskin Lake Association Inc.: Phase 3, Water & Nutrient Budgeting, Lake Modeling, Education & Management Plan: Poskin Lake Association is sponsoring the third phase of a project to develop a lake management implementation plan.

Final deliverables will be examples of education materials developed, a rapid response plan for Eurasian water milfoil, a lake management plan with aquatic plant recommendations that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Phase 3 (LPL-1343-10) project tasks include: 1) Expanded water quality monitoring at the Deep Hole; 2) Lake user education, including implementation of Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW) and AIS monitoring; 3) Water and nutrient budget development and analysis; 4) Watershed delineation and lake response modeling; 5) Develop Eurasian Water Milfoil rapid response plan; 6) Develop Lake Management plan with aquatic plant recommendations, including public participation/meetings.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data should be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) Information collected during the watercraft inspection and boater education portion of the project will be entered into the CBCW database and reported in the final report; 3) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance must be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development. The NOR Native Plant Protection Strategy must be integrated in the APM plan; 4) The sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new Aquatic Invasive Species is found; 5) Draft public surveys and shoreline inventory methods must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

This scope summarizes the detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Granite Lake
Status
Complete

Granite Lake Association Inc.: Water Quality Survey Of Granite Lake: The Granite Lake Association is sponsoring a 1-year small-scale planning grant to generally appraise water quality conditions in the lake. This project will collect water quality data from an additional surface water location designated by the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, and at two stream sites, one above the lake inlet and one below the lake outlet. Water samples will be analyzed for a suite of inorganic water quality parameters by the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene. In addition, a one time top/bottom paleolimnological core will be collected and evaluated. Watershed analysis data provided by Barron County will be evaluated to determine areas of concern within the watershed. Data from this grant will be combined with existing and future data to help determine the best way to manage Granite Lake to improve or maintain water quality, lake-user satisfaction, and the overall health of the system.

Deliverables include paper and electronic (digital) copies of the Comprehensive Report including: 1) Final Report summarizing the accomplishments of the grant; 2) A Summary document of the results and evaluation of the paleo-core; 3) All raw data pertaining to lake and stream water quality monitoring, including data from the two surface water sites being submitted to the Wisconsin Surface Water Inventory Management System (SWIMS); 4) Copies of and evaluation of the original Barron County Granite Lake watershed analysis to be used to assist in future development of a hydrologic and nutrient budget for the lake.


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

Granite Lake Association Inc.: Granite Lake Aquatic Plant Survey: Granite Lake Association, Inc. is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on the lake. The surveys will include a spring curlyleaf pondweed survey and a summer point-intercept survey. Final deliverables include: survey results, including maps and spreadsheets, two sets of plant vouchers, and a final report.


Special Conditions: WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring methodology.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Granite Lake
Status
Complete

Granite Lake Association Inc.: Granite Lake Dissolved Oxygen Meter: Granite Lake Association is sponsoring a project to purchase a dissolved oxygen meter for use in their Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) program.

Specific project deliverables include: 1) Final project report including description of meter and any accessories purchased; 2) Dissolved oxygen profile data taken with new meter shall be entered into SWIMS database.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Little Dummy Lake
Status
Complete

Dummy Lake Management District: Little Dummy Lake Plant Survey: The Dummy Lake Management District will sponsor a project including a lake point-intercept aquatic plant survey on Little Dummy Lake using the standardized methods outlined by the WI-DNR to compliment the point intercept-survey completed on Big Dummy Lake by a DNR research team in 2006. Upon completion of the aquatic plant survey, the Lake District will have the complete plant information needed to develop an aquatic plant management plan for both lakes. Included in this project is an early season survey of Little Dummy Lake specifically looking for curly-leaf pondweed and Eurasian watermilfoil. Also included, within the seasonal time frame allotted by the DNR, is a full point-intercept aquatic plant survey of 122 points generated by the DNR ISS lakes survey team. A consultant will complete both surveys. In addition, the consultant will summarize in greater detail and in a format similar to the Little Dummy report, the results of the 2006 Big Dummy Lake point-intercept survey including species distribution maps.

Deliverables include: 1. Collection and preparation of two sets of plant vouchers for all species found in Little Dummy Lake, one for the DNR and one for the Lake District. 2. Statistical Analysis of Little Dummy Lake plant data including plant species maps generated in Arc View. 3. A final report on the survey including point-intercept grids and coordinates, plant species distribution maps, and lake summary documents in paper and digital format. 4. Statistical Analysis and report of aquatic plant data for Big Dummy Lake collected in 2006 by DNR.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact the proper DNR authorities in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation is discovered. All deliverables will be in print and in a digital format recognizable by the DNR.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Citizen Lake Monitoring Program: The Silver Lake Association will purchase a dissolved oxygen meter for use in their Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) program.

Specific deliverables for this grant include: A) A Final Project Report (paper and electronic copies) including description of meter and any accessories purchased; B) Dissolved Oxygen profile readings taken with the new meter during lake monitoring of Silver Lake in 2010. These readings will be entered into the SWIMS database along with the normal CLMN data.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope is intended to summarize the grant application scope and does not supersede grant application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Landscaper Training For Waterfront Practices: Silver Lake Association is sponsoring a Shoreline Restoration Workshop to educate professional landscapers on how to design and install lake friendly shoreline restorations.

Specific deliverables for this project include a summary report including evaluation results and examples of educational tools, publications, and/or presentations developed.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Granite Lake Association Inc.: Water Quality Survey Of Granite Lake: The Granite Lake Association is sponsoring a 1-year small-scale planning grant to generally appraise water quality conditions in the lake. This project will collect water quality data from an additional surface water location designated by the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, and at two stream sites, one above the lake inlet and one below the lake outlet. Water samples will be analyzed for a suite of inorganic water quality parameters by the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene. In addition, a one time top/bottom paleolimnological core will be collected and evaluated. Watershed analysis data provided by Barron County will be evaluated to determine areas of concern within the watershed. Data from this grant will be combined with existing and future data to help determine the best way to manage Granite Lake to improve or maintain water quality, lake-user satisfaction, and the overall health of the system.

Deliverables include paper and electronic (digital) copies of the Comprehensive Report including: 1) Final Report summarizing the accomplishments of the grant; 2) A Summary document of the results and evaluation of the paleo-core; 3) All raw data pertaining to lake and stream water quality monitoring, including data from the two surface water sites being submitted to the Wisconsin Surface Water Inventory Management System (SWIMS); 4) Copies of and evaluation of the original Barron County Granite Lake watershed analysis to be used to assist in future development of a hydrologic and nutrient budget for the lake.


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

Granite Lake Association Inc.: Granite Lake Aquatic Plant Survey: Granite Lake Association, Inc. is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on the lake. The surveys will include a spring curlyleaf pondweed survey and a summer point-intercept survey. Final deliverables include: survey results, including maps and spreadsheets, two sets of plant vouchers, and a final report.


Special Conditions: WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance should be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring methodology.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Silver Lake Association: Citizen Lake Monitoring Program: The Silver Lake Association will purchase a dissolved oxygen meter for use in their Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) program.

Specific deliverables for this grant include: A) A Final Project Report (paper and electronic copies) including description of meter and any accessories purchased; B) Dissolved Oxygen profile readings taken with the new meter during lake monitoring of Silver Lake in 2010. These readings will be entered into the SWIMS database along with the normal CLMN data.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR in the event of a new aquatic invasive species infestation.

This scope is intended to summarize the grant application scope and does not supersede grant application specifics. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Granite Lake Association Inc.: Granite Lake Dissolved Oxygen Meter: Granite Lake Association is sponsoring a project to purchase a dissolved oxygen meter for use in their Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) program.

Specific project deliverables include: 1) Final project report including description of meter and any accessories purchased; 2) Dissolved oxygen profile data taken with new meter shall be entered into SWIMS database.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


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
Yellow River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Barron
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
2063500 name Red Cedar River TMDL ID 381 Start Mile 28.72 End Mile 73.6
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
2063500 name Red Cedar River TMDL ID 604 Start Mile 73.6 End Mile 78.51
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
10/28/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Vermillion River TP
Date
Status
Category 3. 2018 TP Results: May Exceed. Station: 10044836. AU: 6931212.
1/1/2018
Proposed
 
Monitor to Evaluate Projects
 
Date
Status
DO should be assessed on segment 4 of the Red Cedar River to see if this segment has improved and should be removed from 303(d) list.
7/1/2010
Proposed
 
Update Use Designation
 
Date
Status
Trout water changed from Class I to a Class II water. Should evaluate issues related to NR102.
11/3/2008
Proposed
 
WQ Modeling
Poskin Lake Watershed Evaluation
Date
Status
POSKIN LAKE ASSOCIATION INC.: Phase 2, Watershed Evaluation, Paleocore, Plant Survey & Shoreland Inventory, 29392318
4/1/2009
Proposed
Projects
Documents
 
Yellow River WatershedWatershed History Note

The City of Barron is located along the banks of the Yellow River in Barron County. Prior to 1860, the area that is now Barron was home to Native Americans who enjoyed fishing in the many lakes and hunting in the game-filled white pine and hardwood forests. In 1860, John Quarderer built a logging camp on the south bank of what is now known as Quarderer’s Creek. He later increased his real estate holdings with a small company store and a hotel. Development led to the construction of a Court House on the Square in 1876, followed by a jail in 1878. In 1881 a dam was constructed across the Yellow River, which provided sufficient power to run a flour mill, a woolen mill and three large saw and stave mills. By 1891, these various industries employed scores of men and a railroad came to town in 1884. In 1887 the City of Barron was incorporated, and a fire engine was purchased in Beloit for $275, and used by the volunteer fire department. A newspaper came into being, followed by telephone service in 1896. A men’s club of Barron established the first public library in 1909, but in 1913, Andrew Carnegie gave $6500 for the construction of a new library which still stands today.

Date  2010