Watershed - Brill and Red Cedar Rivers (LC10)
Brill and Red Cedar Rivers Watershed

Details

The Brill and Red Cedar Rivers watershed in northeastern Barron County and southeastern Washburn County, with small sections in Rusk and Sawyer Counties, is the drainage area for the Red Cedar River between its exit from Red Cedar Lake and its crossing beneath Highway 53 south of the city of Rice Lake. The northern half of this watershed is mostly wooded, while the southern half is mostly agricultural land. Originally, 94 percent of this watershed was forested. The most notable water resources in the watershed are Long Lake, Bear Lake, and Rice Lake. Long Lake and Bear Lake are classified as outstanding resource waters. The city of Rice Lake is located on the shores of Rice Lake. The Washburn County and Sawyer County sections of the watershed are composed of a mix of glacial end moraines and pitted outwash. Of the watershed's lakes, 85 percent are found in these counties. The watershed has a total of 130 lakes larger than 10 acres, with a combined area of 11,332 acres. The greatest density of lakes occurs in the end moraine area east of Long Lake. Most of the land in these sections is forested, but substantial areas of agricultural land exist south and west of Long Lake. Long Lake has extensive shoreline development. The Barron County and Rusk County sections are mostly pitted outwash with areas of end moraine and ground moraine present. Land use in these sections is mostly agricultural. Bear and Rice Lakes are the two largest lakes. The shoreline of Bear Lake is moderately developed and the shoreline of Rice Lake is heavily developed.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Brill and Red Cedar Rivers Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Brill and Red Cedar Rivers 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

The threatened fish species: greater redhorse, pugnose shiner and ozark minnow, and Wisconsin special concern species: weed shiner, least darter and lake herring, have been found 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. Five trout streams occur in the watershed, the Brill River and Little Bear, Roux, Spring, and Tuscobia creeks. All of these are impaired by nonpoint sources of water pollution, such as streambank pasturing, streambank erosion, cropland erosion, and barnyard runoff. Three of the six warm water streams are also significantly impaired by nonpoint sources of pollution. Beaver dams are a problem on half of the watershed streams. Beaver dams increase water temperature, reduce levels of dissolved oxygen, and cause silt deposition in the impounded area. They also restrict fish movement.

Date  1996

Brill and Red Cedar Rivers Watershed At-a-Glance

Impaired Water in Brill and Red Cedar Rivers Watershed

Lakes and Impoundments

Fish contaminant monitoring for mercury on five lakes resulted in Bear Lake and Harmon Lake being put on the fish advisory listing. Fish tissue monitoring is a priority activity for an additional 13 lakes. One lake management district exists and three active lake associations are present. Seven lakes are monitored for water clarity by self-help program volunteers and two of these volunteers are collecting phosphorus and chlorophyll 3 data under the "TSI" level of lake monitoring. Participation in the self-help program is a recommended activity for an additional 47 lakes. Two lakes are classified as outstanding resource waters. Establishment of lake management organizations will aid the collection of data on these lakes and will further their protection. According to NR 107, which defines the Aquatic Plant Management program, sensitive areas are "areas of aquatic vegetation identified by the department as offering critical or unique fish and wildlife habitat, including seasonal or lifestage requirements, or offering water quality or erosion control benefits to the body of water." This official designation affects permitted activities such as aquatic plant management permits for chemical treatment and permits issued by the Bureau of Water Regulation and Zoning. Areas of lakes with critical and/or unique aquatic habitat are agreed upon and defined by staff from water resources, fisheries management, wildlife management, and water regulation and zoning. The lakes identified in this watershed for sensitive area designation analysis were chosen due to one or more of the following conditions: intensive recreational use, existing or potential shoreline development, abundant or potentially abundant aquatic plants, and/or a history of aquatic plant management. The following lakes have been identified as needing sensitive area designation analysis: Bear, Big Devil, Butternut, Chain, Deep, Desair, Lower and Upper Devils, Fenton, Kekegama, Long, Montanis, Mud, Rice, Slim, Spider #5, and Tuscobia Lakes.

Date  1996

Rivers and Streams
All Waters in Watershed
Watershed Trout Streams
Watershed Outstanding & Exceptional Resources

Impaired Waters

List of Impaired Waters
Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: 2010-2012 Rice Lake Apm Plan Implementation: Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a project implementing activities from the Rice Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan (APMP) with emphasis on curly leaf pondweed (CLP). Funding is for the first year of implementation.

Deliverables include GIS maps of areas monitored, sampled, treated, &/or restored; aquatic plant survey results (spreadsheets & narrative summary); watercraft inspection data collection & entry in SWIMS database; photos or examples of educational tools, publications, presentations developed, summary of attendance, successes & challenges; water quality monitoring results summary report; APMP updates, as needed.

Tasks include: 1) Chemical & mechanical control of CLP; 2) Pre- & post-treatment aquatic plant surveys; 3) CLP turion density monitoring; 4) Eurasian water milfoil monitoring & Rapid Response Plan Development; 5) Purple loosestrife monitoring & control; 6) Japanese knotweed monitoring & control; 7) Purchase of dissolved oxygen meter & expanded water quality monitoring at 3 lake sites, 3 tributary sites, & 1 site at the dam; 8) Aquatic plant ID training for Lake Dist. & summer intern; 9) Restoration of emergent aquatic plant species; 10) Implement watercraft inspection program; 11) Develop Public Communications Committee; 12) Lake user education, including Lakes Fair, Barron Co. Fair booth, radio ads, & digital newsletter.

Special Conditions: 1) Surveys, monitoring, & management must follow recommendations in the Rice Lake APMP, WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisc. guidance, &/or Citizen Lake Monitoring Network protocols, as specified by the DNR; 2) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated; these data should be included in the trends analysis & final reporting.

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 Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: 2015-2017 Apm Plan Implementation: Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a 3-yr project to implement approved activities from the Rice Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project deliverables include GIS data & maps of areas monitored, aquatic plant & turion monitoring results, examples of AIS education & outreach, AIS monitoring data in SWIMS, management/treatment summaries.

Specific project activities include: 1) Curly-leaf pondweed chemical & manual control; 2) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 3) Turion monitoring; 4) AIS monitoring & education; 5) Herbicide monitoring.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols; 4) Aquatic plant harvesting expenses or match activities are not eligible in this grant.

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
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Rice Lake
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: 2010-2012 Rice Lake Apm Plan Implementation: Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a project implementing activities from the Rice Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan (APMP) with emphasis on curly leaf pondweed (CLP). Funding is for the first year of implementation.

Deliverables include GIS maps of areas monitored, sampled, treated, &/or restored; aquatic plant survey results (spreadsheets & narrative summary); watercraft inspection data collection & entry in SWIMS database; photos or examples of educational tools, publications, presentations developed, summary of attendance, successes & challenges; water quality monitoring results summary report; APMP updates, as needed.

Tasks include: 1) Chemical & mechanical control of CLP; 2) Pre- & post-treatment aquatic plant surveys; 3) CLP turion density monitoring; 4) Eurasian water milfoil monitoring & Rapid Response Plan Development; 5) Purple loosestrife monitoring & control; 6) Japanese knotweed monitoring & control; 7) Purchase of dissolved oxygen meter & expanded water quality monitoring at 3 lake sites, 3 tributary sites, & 1 site at the dam; 8) Aquatic plant ID training for Lake Dist. & summer intern; 9) Restoration of emergent aquatic plant species; 10) Implement watercraft inspection program; 11) Develop Public Communications Committee; 12) Lake user education, including Lakes Fair, Barron Co. Fair booth, radio ads, & digital newsletter.

Special Conditions: 1) Surveys, monitoring, & management must follow recommendations in the Rice Lake APMP, WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisc. guidance, &/or Citizen Lake Monitoring Network protocols, as specified by the DNR; 2) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated; these data should be included in the trends analysis & final reporting.

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 Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Rice Lake
Status
In_Progress

Rice Lake P & R District: Rice Lake 2011-12 Apm Plan Continued Implementation Project: Rice Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a 3-year project to implement approved activities from its Aquatic Plant Management Plan. Activities include CLP chemical treatment; endothall residual monitoring; annual pre- and post-treatment aquatic plant surveys; AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection program; public meetings and outreach; and annual reporting. The project requires the following project updates annually: technical report with subsequent year\2019s treatment/harvesting plan and communication (i.e. meeting or letter) with lake group.

Deliverables include aquatic plant survey results (spreadsheets and GIS maps); watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring data collection and SWIMS entry; I & E products; and an updated Aquatic Plant Management Plan. This information will be provided in an annual progress and final report with pre- and post-treatment monitoring results and treatment plan for the next year.

Special Conditions: All monitoring and management should follow approved recommendations within the Horseshoe Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan, WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance, and/or Citiizen Lake Monitoring Network protocols, as specified by the Department.

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
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Rice Lake
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: 2015-2017 Apm Plan Implementation: Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a 3-yr project to implement approved activities from the Rice Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project deliverables include GIS data & maps of areas monitored, aquatic plant & turion monitoring results, examples of AIS education & outreach, AIS monitoring data in SWIMS, management/treatment summaries.

Specific project activities include: 1) Curly-leaf pondweed chemical & manual control; 2) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 3) Turion monitoring; 4) AIS monitoring & education; 5) Herbicide monitoring.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance shall be followed for aquatic plant monitoring; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols; 4) Aquatic plant harvesting expenses or match activities are not eligible in this grant.

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
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2012
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Bear Lake Association Of Barron: 2012-2014 Aquatic Plant Management Planning Project: Bear Lake Association is sponsoring a 2 year AIS prevention and education project to complete aquatic plant management planning including a point intercept plant study, water quality monitoring, CB/CW inspection program on the main landing with spot checks on minor landings, training, public awareness, lake user survey, AIS monitoring, and APM generation.

Deliverables include: 1) Watercraft inspection report including time & number of people reached; daily CB/CW survey results entered into SWIMS database 2) Report summarizing the project including results of early season plant survey and late season point intercept study; CLP bed mapping and monitoring observations of any detected invasive species with appropriate maps; water quality monitoring; results entered into the SWIMS database; verification of workshops and/or training such as agendas and attendance lists; public outreach and lake fairs with copies of educational materials paid through this grant; results of sociological land owner survey; summary of Purple Loosestrife bio-control ;3)Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Special conditions: WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance must be followed for point-intercept and/or aquatic management plan development. The project sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new aquatic invasive species is found.

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 Lake/AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that Grantee provide Lake/AIS Coordinator with a draft final report. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide Lake/AIS Coordinator with a draft for review prior to making final consultant payment. The DNR shall receive a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Lakes Of Long Lake Watershed Ais Education, Prevention And Planning Project: Long Lake Preservation Association is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on 8 lakes; initiate watercraft inspection and AIS monitoring programs on 5 lakes; coordinate other AIS information and education activities, including boat landing signage, presentations, and media outreach throughout the watershed. The project will include stakeholder participation and planning, resulting in a lake management implementation plan for Mud and Long Lakes with an emphasis on aquatic plants and rapid response plans for the other lakes.

Project tasks/deliverables include: 1) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey and summer point-intercept surveys of all plants with two sets of vouchers; 2) Review and inclusion of previous water quality and watershed studies; 3) Dissolved oxygen meter purchase; 4) Abbreviated lake user/sociological survey; 5) Creation of a watershed Clean Boats Clean Waters program and data entry; 6) Information and education program, including shoreline demonstration project, with examples of results.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management in Wisconsin guidance must be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) The WDNR Aquatic Plant Management Strategy (2007) will be utilized in Plan development; 3) Properties using grant funds for shoreline restoration implementation require a Department approved restrictive covenant that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations will follow standards set forth in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the regional lake coordinator before implementation occurs.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, reports, and education materials, 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
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Protection And Management District: Ais Education And Monitoring: The Long Lake Preservation and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring an AIS project which includes continued CB/CW inspection/education program; AIS training, lake monitoring, pre and post CLP treatment survey, turion monitoring, and a point intercept aquatic plant study. Data collected will be used to update the APM Plan.

Deliverables include a report including: 1) a summary of project accomplishments; 2) monitoring results including observations of any detected aquatic invasive species with appropriate maps; 3) report on aquatic plant point intercept survey; 4) CB/CW report including time and number of people reached and survey results; daily results will be entered into SWIMS database; 5) Verification of workshops/training such as agendas and attendance lists; 5) Report on pre/post survey of AIS chemical treatment for CLP; 6) Report on turion monitoring;7) Copies of newsletters/education materials paid by this grant; 7) Updated APM plan.

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 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 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
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Apm Plan Implementation Project: Long Lake Preservation Association is sponsoring a project to implement their APM Plan. Project activities include aquatic plant and herbicide concentration monitoring; AIS monitoring and education; and technical support on Long and Mud Lakes. The deliverables include annual progress reports summarizing the monitoring results and any management actions plus a final report including all pertinent monitoring data and GIS files and evaluation of plan/project results.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, reports, and education materials, 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
3/12/2008
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: Rice Lake Management Plan: Rice Lake P&R District, in partnership with Barron County, is sponsoring a project to assess watershed, water quality, and aquatic plant conditions; coordinate stakeholder participation and planning; create and implement an information and education program; and develop a lake management implementation plan with an emphasis on aquatic plants. Final deliverables include a management and implementation plan that includes the results of the tasks below.

Tasks include: 1) Sociological/community survey and public participation/planning meetings; 2) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey and summer point-intercept survey of all plants with two sets of vouchers; 3) Shoreline survey; 4) Watercraft survey to identify and map travel corridors; 5) Review and inclusion of previous water quality studies (i.e. Army Corps of Engineers, Barron Co., and WDNR); 6) Watershed mapping and land use identification with loading calculations; 7) Storm sewer mapping and loading calculations; 8) Creation of a Clean Boats Clean Waters program; 9) Information and education program, including shoreline demonstration project and wildlife surveys; 10) Review and inclusion of sensitive area study with update recommendations.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisc. guidance to be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) The WDNR Aquatic Plant Management Strategy (2007) will be utilized in Plan development; 3) Draft public surveys must be reviewed and approved by DNR before use.

This scope summarizes the application project scope 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. Grantee or consultant will provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft report for comment on adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
3/12/2008
Waters Involved
Rice Lake
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: Rice Lake Management Plan: Rice Lake P&R District, in partnership with Barron County, is sponsoring a project to assess watershed, water quality, and aquatic plant conditions; coordinate stakeholder participation and planning; create and implement an information and education program; and develop a lake management implementation plan with an emphasis on aquatic plants. Final deliverables include a management and implementation plan that includes the results of the tasks below.

Tasks include: 1) Sociological/community survey and public participation/planning meetings; 2) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey and summer point-intercept survey of all plants with two sets of vouchers; 3) Shoreline survey; 4) Watercraft survey to identify and map travel corridors; 5) Review and inclusion of previous water quality studies (i.e. Army Corps of Engineers, Barron Co., and WDNR); 6) Watershed mapping and land use identification with loading calculations; 7) Storm sewer mapping and loading calculations; 8) Creation of a Clean Boats Clean Waters program; 9) Information and education program, including shoreline demonstration project and wildlife surveys; 10) Review and inclusion of sensitive area study with update recommendations.

Special Conditions: 1) WDNR's Aquatic Plant Management in Wisc. guidance to be followed for point-intercept survey monitoring and aquatic plant management plan development; 2) The WDNR Aquatic Plant Management Strategy (2007) will be utilized in Plan development; 3) Draft public surveys must be reviewed and approved by DNR before use.

This scope summarizes the application project scope 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. Grantee or consultant will provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft report for comment on adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2011
Waters Involved
Rice Lake
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: Ais Education & Best Management Practices Coordinator: The Rice Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring an AIS prevention & education project to hire an AIS Coordinator for Rice Lake; a continuing boat inspection/education program at the public boat landings; AIS and shoreline BMP educational outreach; and monitoring.

Deliverables include a comprehensive report with: 1) a summary of accomplishments/progress of the project including plan implementation, data collected; 2) a watercraft inspection report with time and number of people reached; CB/CW survey results; daily results will be entered into the DNR CB/CW database; 3) Verification of workshops/training such as agendas and attendance lists; 4) Report on public outreach including copies of educational materials paid by this grant; 5) Recommendations for riparian BMPs; 6) Report on support activities for storm water utility project; 7) Monitoring observations of any detected invasive species with appropriate maps; 8) Report on surface water monitoring; 9) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special project conditions: The sponsor shall immediately contact the DNR if a new aquatic invasive species is found.

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 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 DNR 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
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Bear Creek
Status
Complete

Bear Lake Association Of Barron: Bear Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Bear Lake Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project including 2 public boat landings on Bear Lake.


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

Bear Lake Association Of Barron: Bear Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Bear Lake Association is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project including 2 public boat landings on Bear Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Long Lake (Washburn Co) Clean Boats Clean Waters 2013: The Long Lake Preservation Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters boat landing inspection program at two public boat landings on Long Lake in Washburn County for 2013


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

Long Lake Preservation Association: Long Lake Preservation Association 2017 Cbcw: Long Lake Preservation Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 3 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LONG, LONG, LONG.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: Rice Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Rice Lake P&R Distict is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project including 2 public landings on Rice Lake.


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

Rice Lake P & R District: Rice Lake Protection And Rehabilitation District 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Rice Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at two public boat landing on Rice Lake.


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

Rice Lake P & R District: Rice Lake P & R District 2017 Cbcw: Rice Lake P & R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 2 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on RICE LAKE, RICE LAKE.


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

Rice Lake P & R District: Rice Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Rice Lake P&R Distict is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project including 2 public landings on Rice Lake.


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

Rice Lake P & R District: Rice Lake Protection And Rehabilitation District 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Rice Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at two public boat landing on Rice Lake.


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

Rice Lake P & R District: Rice Lake P & R District 2017 Cbcw: Rice Lake P & R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 2 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on RICE LAKE, RICE LAKE.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lake Desair
Status
Complete

Desair Lake Restoration, Inc.: Lmi-Desair Lake Sediment Reduction & Habitat Improvement Project: Desair Lake Restoration, Inc. in partnership with the Barron County Soil and Water Conservation Department will implement a project to reduce sedimentation to Desair Lake by remediating streambank erosion and slowing/infiltrating runoff through a series of management actions that will also improve habitat. These include: 1) grade, stabilize, rock toe, and plant intermittent, high flow tributary streams; 2) design/build erosion control and runoff best management practices (e.g. grass swales, rain garden, and/or shoreline restoration) at the public boat landing; 3) design/build grassed waterway and detention basins at higher elevations in the watershed; 4) restore hydrology to a previously drained 10-acre wetland; and 5) complete lake sediment alum dosing study.

Special condition: Project design plans and landowner contracts need approval before project begins, and applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence. Actions 1 through 4 listed above require operation and maintenance plans and contracts that must be recorded on the property owner\2019s deeds.

Deliverables: a final report summarizing the results of the implementation project and alum dosing study as well as copies of databases, maps, GIS files, or any other products associated with the project.

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


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lake Desair
Status
Complete

Lower Turtle Lake Mgt District: Lmi-Turtle Lake Watershed 5 Yr Education & Best Management Practices Incentives/Cost-Sharing Program: Lower Turtle Lake Mgt. District, in partnership with Upper and Lower Turtle Lake Associations and Barron Co. SWCD, will sponsor a project to reduce erosion, improve habitat and water quality, continue monitoring efforts, and expand information and education outreach in the Turtle Lakes watershed. Activities include: 1) initiate farmer incentive program for \201Cno till\201D and other agricultural BMPs; 2) restore shorelines and implement residential BMPs ; 3) complete whole-lake, point-intercept aquatic plant surveys and management plans on both lakes; 4) monitor tributary and lake water quality and quantity; 5) expand outreach efforts, including annual lake fairs and farm progress events.

Deliverables include: a report summarizing project activities, accomplishments and challenges; list and locations of landowners enrolled in incentive program; final shoreline restoration plans/maps, pre/post photos for sites where implementation is funded by the Department; list of property owners and parcels committed to restrictive covenants or copies of signed covenants; water quality monitoring results; aquatic plant survey results/report including associated spreadsheets, GIS files and management plans; educational materials developed.

Special condition: Project design plans and landowner contracts need approval before project begins, and applicable water regulation permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the application project scope and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, reports, and educational materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Lmi-Integration Of Watershed Mgt Activities In A Comprehensive Plan: The Long Lake Preservation Association, Inc. will conduct a comprehensive planning project which will produce a comprehensive community plan for a three-town planning cluster that includes:
1. Consideration of local watershed inventories and interpreted data,
2. A process that provides for related public education and consensus building, and
3. Recommendations for specific watershed management strategies and tools tailored to the Long Lake watershed and integrated with the natural and agricultural resources element of Washburn County and related town comprehensive plans.

Specific deliverables for this project will be a final report, including the comprehensive community plan and all pertinent survey, inventory, and analysis data utilized to develop the plan. The sponsor will provide the Department of Natural Resources with electronic and paper copies of periodic progress reports and the final report on this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2004
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Lmi-Implementing Stormwater Bmp'S In The Long Lake Watershed: The Long Lake Preservation Association (LLPA) will sponsor a project to implement recommendations contained in the Long Lake Management Plan. The project will install structural Best Management Practices (BMP's), publicize and promote the use of BMP's, educate the public on the importance of runoff management control for lake water quality. Other components of this project include the education of boaters on the issues of prevention of invasive species introduction and lake-friendly boating in the channel areas to minimize sediment disturbance.

BMP's to be installed through this project include three rain gardens (vegetated stormwater infiltration basins), grassed waterways, alterations to landscaping to enhance stormwater infiltration. The Hunt Hill Audubon Preserve will be the BMP installation site for onsite stormwater management and will provide a location to promote the use of these practices. Educational activities associated with this project include the use of newsletters, web page, the development of a watershed stewardship manual/calendar, public participation in the design and installation of the BMP's, an other educational efforts.

Seven boat landing kiosks will be developed and installed, which will include information on invasive species prevention and lake-friendly boating.

LLPA will hire a part-time project coordinator to assist in the administration of these project activities as well as other parts of the LLPA's strategic plan.

Project deliverables for this project include a final report listing all project accomplishments. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of all project products and periodic reports on the progress of the project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Washburn County: Lmi-Cth M Stormwater Improvements: Washburn County Highway Department is sponsoring a project to implement engineered stormwater best practices along >1000 foot portion of CTH M that is directly adjacent to Long Lake. The Project also includes developing a water quality and habitat evaluation component to collect baseline and post-construction information. It is anticipated that there will be a Phase 2 project, not funded as part of this grant, to restore the shoreline habitat.

Deliverables include: construction specs and plans, stormwater modeling calculations, evaluation monitoring plan and pre-construction results, and 25-year operation & maintenance plan with pre/post photos.

The specific objectives, metrics, and deliverables for the listed activities are included in the application and supporting materials, and this scope is not intended to replace or supersede those documents.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Chippewa County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Chippewa County proposes to amend or create a shoreland zoning ordinance that complies with the requirements of NR 115, Wisconsin Administrative Code (as revised effective February 1, 2010) and retain existing regulations that exceed the water resource protections of NR 115 or are specific or unique to local needs.

Project deliverables include: 1. Copies of any fact sheets or handouts created for public hearings. 2. A summary of the comments received at public hearings. 3. A certified copy of the County Board-approved updated shoreland ordinance or ordinance language (if integrated into other codes). 4. Any GIS maps of the shoreland zone or shoreland condition surveys related to the project.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports or surveys generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Bear Creek
Status
Complete

Bear Lake Association Of Barron: Bear Lake Comprehensive Management Plan: The Bear Lake Association of Barron Co., Inc. will conduct a comprehensive lake management planning project involving a study and evaluation of Bear Lake in Barron and Washburn Counties. Project activities include; monitoring watershed stream runoff quality, conducting a shoreland survey, conducting an in-lake water quality monitoring survey, conducting an aquatic plant survey, conducting a watershed analysis and calculating nutrient loading budgets, developing a model for calculating lake response to phosphorus loadings, conducting an information and education program, and the development of a comprehensive lake management plan.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include: 1) A final technical comprehensive lake management plan and report covering all project activities and recommendations. 2) A final non-technical summary report in a newsletter form that can be widely distributed to lake users and lake residents.

Special conditions for this grant project include: 1. The macrophyte survey must be conducted to specifications provided by the Dept. of Natural Resources. Mr. Frank Koshere from our Superior Office should be contacted and will provide the current standard specifications. 2. The macrophyte survey report shall incorporate any "sensitive area designations" that may be available for Bear Lake. Mr. Jim Cahow from the Barron Office should be contacted for this information.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Bear Creek
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: Barron County Fairgrounds Stormwater Management Plan (Ph 2): The Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a project to develop a stormwater management plan for the Barron County Fairgrounds.

Project deliverables include a stormwater management plan for the entire fairgrounds, design plans for an infiltration trench, and educational signage along the trench.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. The grant sponsor shall submit all data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/17/1991
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Bear Lake Association Of Barron: Bear Lake Usgs Water Quality Monitoring, Lake Mgmt Planning: USGS will conduct water quality monitoring. Lake district volunteers to record lake levels and precipitation and take secchi disk readings.Conduct a macrophyte survey. Delineate watershed boundaries on topographical map. Delineate problem and sensitive areas. Make management recommendations for problem areas.Conduct public opinion survey of lake property owners. Disseminate project information to the public by public meetings, local newpaper articles, newsletter mailings, and radio spots.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Bear Lake
Status
Complete

Bear Lake Association Of Barron: Bear Lake Comprehensive Management Plan: The Bear Lake Association of Barron Co., Inc. will conduct a comprehensive lake management planning project involving a study and evaluation of Bear Lake in Barron and Washburn Counties. Project activities include; monitoring watershed stream runoff quality, conducting a shoreland survey, conducting an in-lake water quality monitoring survey, conducting an aquatic plant survey, conducting a watershed analysis and calculating nutrient loading budgets, developing a model for calculating lake response to phosphorus loadings, conducting an information and education program, and the development of a comprehensive lake management plan.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include: 1) A final technical comprehensive lake management plan and report covering all project activities and recommendations. 2) A final non-technical summary report in a newsletter form that can be widely distributed to lake users and lake residents.

Special conditions for this grant project include: 1. The macrophyte survey must be conducted to specifications provided by the Dept. of Natural Resources. Mr. Frank Koshere from our Superior Office should be contacted and will provide the current standard specifications. 2. The macrophyte survey report shall incorporate any "sensitive area designations" that may be available for Bear Lake. Mr. Jim Cahow from the Barron Office should be contacted for this information.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
Lake Desair
Status
Complete

Desair Lake Restoration, Inc.: Lake Desair In-Lake Study: Desair Lake Restoration Inc. will conduct a series of analyses to assess the significance of internal nutrient loading relative to external loading to assist in evaluating future lake management alternatives for Desair Lake in Barron County.

The USGS will delineate the lake watershed, conduct in-lake, tributary and groundwater water quality monitoring and collect lake stage data. Cedar Corporation will map and characterize watershed landuse including sensitive and habitat areas and the location of recently installed best management practices and conduct a sociological survey of recreational uses and the public's understanding of lake issues.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include: 1) A water quality data summary report from the USGS provided to the Lake District including a comparison between herbicide and nonherbicide treatment years. 2) USGS will publish water quality data in their annual reports. 3) A report summarizing all project results including the watershed evaluation and sociological survey.

The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
3/23/1994
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Long Lake Management Planning: Conduct water quality monitoring of lake. Assess summer plankton populations. Monitor precipitation and lake levels. Conduct aquatic plant survey. Evaluate available watershed information. Collect phosphorus data from watershed lakes. The granteewill disseminate information to the public by newsletter, local newspaper articles, public meetings and report mailings. Project results will be reposited at Long Lake, Birchwood, Madge Town Halls, Long Lake Chamber, Washburn County Land ConservationDepartment, and Tomahawk Scout Reservation.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
9/28/1995
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Long Lake Hydrologic & Phosphorus Budget Development: 1. Prepare an annualized hydrologic budget and annualized phosphorus budget for Long Lake utilizing a mass balance approach under existing watershed land use conditions.
2. Prepare a final report including the results of task 1.
3. Information about the results of the project will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, fact sheet distribution, , entire report mailing, public meetings, summary report mailings, local newspaper article, and a future comprehensive management plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1996
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Long Lake Management Plan Development: The Long Lake Preservation Association proposes to develop a comprehensive lake management plan for Long Lake. Project activities include 1) determine management goals, 2) evaluate potential development scenarios for impact to Long Lake, 3) evaluate the significance of septic systems relative to water quality protection of the lake; 4) identify feasible riparian management practices and watershed best management practices and evaluate effectiveness in relation to water quality. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project will be disseminated to the public by newsletter mailing, fact sheet distribution, entire report mailing, public meeting, local newspaper article and a comprehensive management plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1998
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Long Lake Management Planning, 1998-99: The Long Lake Preservation Association proposes to conduct a water quality monitoring study on portions of the watershed of Long Lake, Washburn County. This proposed study will implement recommendations for monitoring that are contained in the Long Lake Management Plan, that was completed with assistance from three previous Lake Management Planning Grants. The project activities include; 1) monitor three watershed lake sites during regular and precipitation event conditions to document phosphorus loading, 2) monitor four tributary stream sites during regular and precipitation event conditions, and 3) conduct additional monitoring dependent upon lab phosphorus analysis results. Project deliverables include a final report listing the monitoring results and comparing them with previous results and the water quality goals listed in the lake management plan. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2003
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Evaluating Indicators Of Change: The Long Lake Preservation Association, Inc. will conduct a comprehensive lake and watershed monitoring project involving Long Lake and it's watershed Lake in Washburn County. Primary activities for this project include; tributary monitoring to evaluate base flow and storm event stream water quality conditions and nutrient loading to Long Lake, monitoring the hypolimnetic oxygen depletion rates at several locations within Long Lake throughout the growing season, development of a flexible monitoring strategy dependent on new needs as discovered during the current grants projects identification process, and analyzing and evaluating all historic and current water quality data and developing a final project summary report.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
-- A Final Project Summary Report including the project results.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: Barron County Fairgrounds Stormwater Management Plan (Ph 2): The Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a project to develop a stormwater management plan for the Barron County Fairgrounds.

Project deliverables include a stormwater management plan for the entire fairgrounds, design plans for an infiltration trench, and educational signage along the trench.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. The grant sponsor shall submit all data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/29/1992
Waters Involved
Rice Lake
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: Rice Lake Management Planning: Evaluate past and present weed harvesting programs for their cost effectiveness and impact on fisheries, water quality, and recreational use of the lake.Review current chemical lake weed treatment program. Develop a plan that includes annual costs and an assessment of the impact on the lake's ecology. Conduct an inventory of past and present rural and urban land use practices in the watershed.Prepare a lake management plan. Information will be disseminated to the public by fact sheet, local newpaper articles, public meetings, and the lake management plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Rice Lake
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: Barron County Fairgrounds Stormwater Management Plan (Ph 2): The Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a project to develop a stormwater management plan for the Barron County Fairgrounds.

Project deliverables include a stormwater management plan for the entire fairgrounds, design plans for an infiltration trench, and educational signage along the trench.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. The grant sponsor shall submit all data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Stump Lake
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: Barron County Fairgrounds Stormwater Management Plan (Ph 2): The Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a project to develop a stormwater management plan for the Barron County Fairgrounds.

Project deliverables include a stormwater management plan for the entire fairgrounds, design plans for an infiltration trench, and educational signage along the trench.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. The grant sponsor shall submit all data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: Barron County Fairgrounds Stormwater Management Plan (Ph 2): The Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a project to develop a stormwater management plan for the Barron County Fairgrounds.

Project deliverables include a stormwater management plan for the entire fairgrounds, design plans for an infiltration trench, and educational signage along the trench.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. The grant sponsor shall submit all data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Deep Lake
Status
Complete

Deep Lake Association: Deep Lk Dissolved Oxygen Meter, Probe & Cable:
Deep Lake Association is purchasing a dissolved oxygen meter, probe, and cable to use as part of their Citizen Lake Monitoring Network efforts.

Deliverables include documentation of the meter purchase and accessories and data entry of 2014 monitoring data into the SWIMS database.

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
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Deep Lake
Status
Complete

Deep Lake Association: Deep Lake Tributary Study: Deep Lake Association is conducting a tributary loading study in partnership with DNR. Volunteers will monitor six sites and complete expanded lake water quality monitoring to better understand tributary loading and lake condition/response. The final deliverable will be a report describing phosphorous loads and sources with options to reduce loading. All data collected, including temp/DO profiles and flow measurements, must be entered into SWIMS.

The specific objectives, metrics, and deliverables for the listed activities are included in the application and supporting materials, and this scope is not intended to replace or supersede those documents


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Enhancing Watershed Monitoring Capacity At Long Lake: The Long Lake Preservation Association, Inc. will conduct a small scale lake planning grant project involving lake and watershed monitoring on Long Lake and it's watershed in Washburn County. Primary activities for this project include utilizing a student intern to conduct a lake and watershed monitoring program involving; 1.) developing a corps of citizen volunteers on Long Lake and area watershed lakes who are knowledgeable and skilled in the use of the "Hydrolab Quanta, 2.) developing a series of educational displays focused on lake water quality and watershed ecology in existing ecology learning centers located on the Boy Scouts camp on Long Lake, and 3.) sharing the results of recent water quality monitoring with watershed residents.

Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
\00B7 A Final Project Summary Report including the project results.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Long Lake Rain Garden Calendar: Long Lake Preservation Association is sponsoring an information and education outreach project about structural best management practices to protect water quality. The primary BMP addressed will be rain gardens. I & E tools will include newsletters, webpage updates, and a watershed stewardship calendar about rain gardens.

Specific deliverables for this project include paper and electronic copies of newsletters, webpage updates, and the calendar.

All electronic files (electronic design, images and graphics captured on electronic media), art, original graphics, and photos, etc., developed are state property. All art is considered "work for hire" except those pieces specifically contracted as "one-time use" or "first-time" use. The Department reserves the right from contractors and subcontractors to use design, layout, art graphics and photos in electronic formats and websites. The Department reserves the right to request final electronic files used to produce any or all elements of the publications.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Long Lake: Stormwater Planning Improvement To The Town Hall Public Access On Long Lake: Long Lake Township, in partnership with Long Lake Preservation Association, is sponsoring a project to plan for future runoff and habitat improvements at the Town Hall Boat Landing. Project activities include: topographical survey and wetland delineation of the property and storm water runoff and BMP modeling with preliminary design.
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The final deliverable will be a summary report that includes survey/mapping results, modeling spreadsheets/calculations, and implementation recommendations.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, reports, and education materials, 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
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Long Lake Preservation Association: Stormwater Runoff Reduction/Bmp Planning For Town Hall Public Access On Long Lake: Long Lake Preservation Association is sponsoring a grant to complete necessary storm water modeling, BMP design, and a detailed storm water management plan for the Town Hall Boat Landing in the Town of Long Lake.

The final deliverable will be a detailed storm water management plan that is based upon and incorporates the storm water modeling and BMP design, and also includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

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
10/1/2012
Waters Involved
Rice Lake
Status
Complete

Rice Lake P & R District: 2012-2013 Completed Comprehensive Plan Project: Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a project to conduct watershed and agricultural review; compile historic monitoring data; develop a lake management plan including public participation/meetings.

The final deliverables will be agenda or attendance lists for workshops, planning meetings, and/or education events; and a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan that is approvable for Lake Protection Grant eligibility.

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
Slim Creek
Status
Complete

Slim Lake Association: Chemistry Monitoring Equipment Replacement: The Slim Lake Association is purchasing a temperature/dissolved oxygen (DO) meter to be used to record full lake profiles of both of these parameters. More accurate and credible information will result from purchase of this meter. The specific meter purchased must be approved by the WI-DNR Lakes Program before reimbursement can take place. All DO information collected as a part of the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network must be entered into Wisconsin's Surface Water Inventory Management System (SWIMS) as long as Slim Lake is officially part of this program. Data entered into SWIMS is available to any who wish to access it.


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

Slim Lake Association: Chemistry Monitoring Equipment Replacement: The Slim Lake Association is purchasing a temperature/dissolved oxygen (DO) meter to be used to record full lake profiles of both of these parameters. More accurate and credible information will result from purchase of this meter. The specific meter purchased must be approved by the WI-DNR Lakes Program before reimbursement can take place. All DO information collected as a part of the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network must be entered into Wisconsin's Surface Water Inventory Management System (SWIMS) as long as Slim Lake is officially part of this program. Data entered into SWIMS is available to any who wish to access it.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lake Desair
Status
Complete

Barron County: Lake Desair Trm Project: To cost-share landowner installation of BMPs


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
Brill and Red Cedar Rivers Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Barron
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Rusk
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
11/8/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Brill and Red Cedar Rivers WatershedWatershed History Note

The City of Rice Lake is located in the Brill and Red Cedar Rivers Watershed. The name came primarily from the rich and abundant rice beds that once filled the watery lowlands. The Knapp-Stout Company, once the largest logging firm in the world, cleared the pine and hardwoods from Barron County beginning in 1848 and reached the Rice Lake area in the early 1860s. For two years in a row a very light snowfall in the winter left the rivers and streams nearly dry in the spring and the company was unable to float the logs down to the mills. That prompted the construction of the dam in 1864, which in turn affected the wild rice beds. The company then built a sawmill adjacent to the dam in 1871 and opened a company store, which was followed quickly by a hotel and blacksmith shop, making the community the center for the northern operations of Knapp-Stout until the stands of white pines in the area were exhausted. Dr. E.T. Whinery was the city’s first doctor, coming in 1872, and also was the first postmaster when regular mail service was provided by stage from Menomonie and Chippewa Falls beginning in 1874. In 1882, the Chippewa Falls and Northern Railroad built a track through the city and the following year a track was laid for the Rice Lake, Dallas and Menomonie railway. Eventually that line reached from Ridgeland through Rice Lake to the timber areas northeastward into Sawyer County and later became part of the Soo Line System.

Date  2010