Watershed - Red Cedar Lake (LC11)
Red Cedar Lake Watershed

Details

The Red Cedar Lake Watershed includes the headwater area of the Red Cedar River. It covers the adjoining corners of Barron, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties. A small portion of the Lac Courte Oreilles Indian Reservation lies within the Red Cedar Lake Watershed north and west of Lake Chetac. Much of this watershed is forested, with county forest land a large component of the watershed. The north central portion of the watershed consists of glacial pitted outwash and contains numerous small to large lakes. Lake Chetac and Birch Lake are located in this area. The area is mostly forested, but some agricultural land exists northwest and southeast of Birch Lake. The southeastern part of the watershed is in the rocky, hllly area known as the Blue Hills. The area consists of glacial end moraines and ground moraine. It is underlain by quartzite bedrock and is steep-sloped and forested. There are few lakes present in this area. The western portion of the watershed consists of end moraines and also contains a substantial number of lakes, the largest of which are Red Cedar, Hemlock, and Balsam. Most of the area is forested, though significant agricultural areas exist northeast and east of Red Cedar Lake, and southeast of Hemlock Lake.

Date  1996

Population, Land Use

The village of Birchwood lies at the south end of Birch Lake. The shorelines of Lake Chetac and Birch Lake are extensively developed. The shoreline of Red Cedar Lake is heavily developed, and the shorelines of Hemlock and Balsam Lakes are moderately developed.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Red Cedar Lake Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Red Cedar Lake Watershed lies in two ecological landscapes: the North Central Forest and the Forest Transition. The North Central Forest Ecological Landscape occupies much of the northern third of Wisconsin. Its landforms are characterized by end and ground moraines with some pitted outwash and bedrock controlled areas. Kettle depressions and steep ridges are found in the northern portion. Two prominent areas in this Ecological Landscape are the Penokee-Gogebic Iron Range in the north extending into Michigan, and Timm's Hill, the highest point in Wisconsin (1,951 feet) in the south. Soils consist of sandy loam, sand, and silts. The vegetation is mainly forest, with many wetlands and some agriculture, though the growing season is not as favorable as it is in southern Wisconsin. Lake Superior greatly influences the northern portion of the Ecological Landscape especially during the winter season, producing greater snowfall than in most areas in Wisconsin. The historic vegetation was primarily hemlock-hardwood forest dominated by hemlock, sugar maple, and yellow birch. There were some smaller areas of white and red pine forest scattered throughout the Ecological Landscape, and individual white pines trees were a component of the hemlock-hardwood forest. Harvesting hemlock to support the tanneries was common at the turn of the century, and the species soon became a minor component of forests due to over-harvesting and lack of regeneration. Currently, forests cover approximately 80% of this Ecological Landscape. The northern hardwood forest is dominant, made up of sugar maple, basswood, and red maple, and also including some scattered hemlock and white pine pockets within stands. The aspen-birch forest type group is also relatively abundant, followed by spruce-fir. A variety of wetland community types also are present, both forested and non-forested. The Forest Transition Ecological Landscape 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 and ozark minnow, and the Wisconsin special concern species weed shiner, least darter, lake herring and pugnose shiner, have been found in the lakes and streams of this watershed. These species require various habitats from weedy shores to gravel, sand or mud bottoms. All need clear water. Most of the streams in ths watershed are only partly meeting their fishery potential due to beaver activity. Beaver impoundments increase the total surface area of the stream, increase temperatures, decrease dissolved oxygen levels, and can result in a silt-covered streambed in the impounded area. In some streams, the limitations on fish habitat and movement are severe. Forest management practices in riparian zones can affect the degree of stream habitat impairment due to beaver activity. Clear cutting encourages aspen, which serve as a food source for beaver. It enhances beaver habitat when aspen are readily available near streams. Forestry management could be used to discourage aspen growth in riparian zones of trout streams affected by beaver. The appropriate riparian management zone needs to be determined and may vary with terrain, such as where banks are steep or hilly and beaver will travel a lesser distance to obtain trees than in flat marshy areas.

Date  1996

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Lake Chetac
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Curly Leaf Pond Weed Reduction Project - 3 Year Project: Big Chetac Chain Lakes Association is sponsoring a 3-yr project to implement approved activities from the Big Chetac Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project deliverables include GIS data and maps of areas monitored, aquatic plant and turion monitoring results, examples of AIS education and 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) Planting native aquatic plants; 5) AIS education & 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 volunteers shall be trained and follow Citizen Lake Monitoring Network 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 Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Red Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Red Cedar Lakes Association: Curly Leaf & Purple Loosestrife Control & Monitoring 2013 - 2015: Red Cedar Lakes Association is sponsoring a 3-yr project to implement approved activities from the Red Cedar Lakes 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 & watercraft inspection data in SWIMS, water quality data in SWIMS, management/treatment summaries.

Specific project activities include: 1) Curly-leaf pondweed chemical & manual control; 2) Purple Loosestrife control; 3) Pre-post treatment aquatic plant monitoring; 4) Turion monitoring; 5) Hire AIS Coordinator; 6) Watercraft inspections; 7) AIS monitoring & education; 8) Dissolved oxygen and temperature profile monitoring; 9) Wild Rice mapping & education.

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.

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
Lake Chetac
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Clean Boats Clean Water Program: The Big Chetac Chain Association is sponsoring a 3 year AIS prevention and education project including a CB/CW program.

Deliverables include: 1) 1) Final Report summarizing accomplishments/progress of the project including watercraft inspection and lake monitoring report detailing total time and number of people reached. Report will also include summary of educational signage and poster distribution; 2) Daily CB/CW survey results entered into the CB/CW monitoring SWIMS database; 3) Outreach report including description of distributions and educational material and paid by this grant; 4) AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project: The project sponsor shall immediately contact proper DNR authorities if a new aquatic invasive species is found.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed scope provided in the grant application 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 regional Lake/AIS Coordinator. It is recommended that the Grantee provide the regional Lake/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
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Red Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Red Cedar Lakes Association: Red Cedar Lakes Ais Education, Prevention And Planning Project: Red Cedar Lakes Association is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys, watercraft inspection, and AIS monitoring on Red Cedar, Balsam, and Hemlock Lakes; coordinate other AIS information and education activities, including boat landing signage, presentations, and media outreach throughout the watershed; and biocontrol purple loosestrife. The project will include stakeholder participation and planning, resulting in a lake management implementation plan for the 3 lakes with an emphasis on aquatic plants.

Project tasks/deliverables include: 1) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey and summer point-intercept surveys of all plants with two sets of vouchers; 2) Early detection and response plans; 3) Review and inclusion of previous water quality and watershed studies; 4) Dissolved oxygen meter purchase; 5) Abbreviated lake user/sociological survey; 6) Creation of a watershed Clean Boats Clean Waters program and data entry; 7) 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) 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 project details 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
Red Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Red Cedar Lakes Association: Red Cedar Lakes 1 Year Ais Education, Planning & Prevention Project: The Red Cedar Lake Association is sponsoring a project to continue AIS planning and education to the Red Cedar Lakes community. Project goals are derived from the Red Cedar Lakes Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

Project goals includes: 1) Protect, preserve, and enhance the native species community in and around the lakes while maintaining recreational use; 2) Educate and inform the lake community about the importance of aquatic plants in the lake ecosystem, management alternatives and appropriate management actions; 3) Monitor and manage curly-leaf pondweed and purple loosestrife in and around the lakes and adjacent wetlands; 4) Prevent the introduction of new aquatic invasive species and the spread of invasive species from the lakes to other lakes by implementing monitoring, inspection and education programs; 5) Develop a better understanding of the lakes and the factors affecting lake water quality through continued and expanded monitoring efforts.

Project deliverables include: 1) Annual reports which will include summaries of work completed and management recommendations; 2) Reports from the Clean Boats, Clean Waters and Citizen Lake Monitoring Network Water Quality and AIS monitoring programs will be included; 3) Materials created for the project including newsletters and educational materials; 4) All data and GIS shape files associated with the project will be included in a digital format with final project reports; 5) Project updates will accompany requests for reimbursements submitted by the RCLA.

Specific project conditions: 1) The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2) Contact UW-Extension staff for information on training, workshops or educational materials for the Clean Boats/Clean Waters (Erin McFarlane, 715-346-4978) Program and AIS Monitoring (Laura Herman, 715-365-8998) Program; 3) Clean Boats/Clean Waters data must be entered in SWIMS.


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

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association 2017 Cbcw: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 0 single public boat landings and 1 public boat landing pairs on CHETAC/LITTLE BIRCH.


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

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association 2017 Cbcw: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 0 single public boat landings and 1 public boat landing pairs on CHETAC/LITTLE BIRCH.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2000
Waters Involved
Red Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Red Cedar Lakes Association: Lmi-Df-Red Cedar Lakes Diagnostic/Feasibility Study: The Red Cedar Lakes Association, Inc. will conduct a comprehensive diagnostic/feasibility study of the Red Cedar Lake basin and watershed and develop a lake management plan. The project will include thirteen elements; (1) Delineation of watershed, (2) Design, installation and operation of stream and lake gauges, (3) Installation and operation of precipitation gauges and groundwater monitoring points, (4) Review of watershed water quality data, (5) In-lake water quality monitoring, (6) Watershed water quality monitoring, (7) Calculation of the phosphorus and sediment budgets and model validation, (8) Publication and review of water quality and phosphorus budget data, (9) Conduct of supplemental surveys and inventories, (10) Evaluation of current land and watershed management measures, (11) Identificaton of recommended land and watershed management measures, (12) Preparation of a lake management plan, and (13) Dissemination of information to the public.

Project deliverables for this grant project will be a USGS water-resources investigations report, or equivalent document, a USGS fact sheet, or equivalent document, and a comprehensive lake management plan for the Red Cedar Lakes system.

Specific conditions for this project include:
? The installation of all 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. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.

Scope amendment 11/12/2002:
Element 14. Preparation of a Watershed Initiative Grant Application: Red Cedar River Basin - Phosphorus Reduction Project.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Benson Creek
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 1: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 1 includes: **9** **9**
1. Biweekly in-lake water quality monitoring (TP, TN, chl a surface and temp/DO/pH and TP profiles) at three sites during the growing season.
2. Installation and daily recording of lake level staff gage.
3. Stream flow measurements and water quality sampling at five tributary sites (two storm event and two baseflow measurements).

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 1 deliverables are data collection spreadsheets/summaries.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Benson Creek
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 2: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 2 includes:
1. Installation (two times) of fourteen mini-piezometers to determine direction and extent of groundwater movement. Those with positive heads will be sampled for nutrients.
2. Internal load calculations under various conditions (oxic/ambient pH, oxic/high pH, and anoxic) for cores collected at the three deep sites and one shallow site - to be completed by the Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Eau Galle Aquatic Ecology Laboratory staff.
3. GPS mapping and density estimates of curlyleaf pondweed beds for comparison to previous mapping/survey.

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 2 deliverables are groundwater data collection spreadsheets/summaries, internal loading report describing sediment phosphorous release rates, and curlyleaf pondweed maps and density estimates.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Birch Lake
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 1: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 1 includes: **9** **9**
1. Biweekly in-lake water quality monitoring (TP, TN, chl a surface and temp/DO/pH and TP profiles) at three sites during the growing season.
2. Installation and daily recording of lake level staff gage.
3. Stream flow measurements and water quality sampling at five tributary sites (two storm event and two baseflow measurements).

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 1 deliverables are data collection spreadsheets/summaries.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Birch Lake
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 2: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 2 includes:
1. Installation (two times) of fourteen mini-piezometers to determine direction and extent of groundwater movement. Those with positive heads will be sampled for nutrients.
2. Internal load calculations under various conditions (oxic/ambient pH, oxic/high pH, and anoxic) for cores collected at the three deep sites and one shallow site - to be completed by the Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Eau Galle Aquatic Ecology Laboratory staff.
3. GPS mapping and density estimates of curlyleaf pondweed beds for comparison to previous mapping/survey.

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 2 deliverables are groundwater data collection spreadsheets/summaries, internal loading report describing sediment phosphorous release rates, and curlyleaf pondweed maps and density estimates.

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
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Birch Lake
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Big Chetac & Birch Lakes Wq, Shoreland, & Aquatic Plant Project: The Big Chetac and Birch Lakes Association is sponsoring a project to collect baseline water quality and habitat data for Chetac and Birch Lakes, conduct fishing success surveys at resorts, and support stakeholder planning committee meetings.

Project deliverables include all monitoring and mapping data, stakeholder committee meeting agendas and minutes, fishing success survey data, and a final report summarizing the results of the project.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) All monitoring data shall be entered into SWIMS; 4) Fishing Success Survey shall be reviewed and approved by DNR to ensure it is consistent with Creel Survey methodology.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Heron Creek
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 1: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 1 includes: **9** **9**
1. Biweekly in-lake water quality monitoring (TP, TN, chl a surface and temp/DO/pH and TP profiles) at three sites during the growing season.
2. Installation and daily recording of lake level staff gage.
3. Stream flow measurements and water quality sampling at five tributary sites (two storm event and two baseflow measurements).

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 1 deliverables are data collection spreadsheets/summaries.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Heron Creek
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 2: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 2 includes:
1. Installation (two times) of fourteen mini-piezometers to determine direction and extent of groundwater movement. Those with positive heads will be sampled for nutrients.
2. Internal load calculations under various conditions (oxic/ambient pH, oxic/high pH, and anoxic) for cores collected at the three deep sites and one shallow site - to be completed by the Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Eau Galle Aquatic Ecology Laboratory staff.
3. GPS mapping and density estimates of curlyleaf pondweed beds for comparison to previous mapping/survey.

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 2 deliverables are groundwater data collection spreadsheets/summaries, internal loading report describing sediment phosphorous release rates, and curlyleaf pondweed maps and density estimates.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Knuteson Creek
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 1: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 1 includes: **9** **9**
1. Biweekly in-lake water quality monitoring (TP, TN, chl a surface and temp/DO/pH and TP profiles) at three sites during the growing season.
2. Installation and daily recording of lake level staff gage.
3. Stream flow measurements and water quality sampling at five tributary sites (two storm event and two baseflow measurements).

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 1 deliverables are data collection spreadsheets/summaries.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Knuteson Creek
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 2: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 2 includes:
1. Installation (two times) of fourteen mini-piezometers to determine direction and extent of groundwater movement. Those with positive heads will be sampled for nutrients.
2. Internal load calculations under various conditions (oxic/ambient pH, oxic/high pH, and anoxic) for cores collected at the three deep sites and one shallow site - to be completed by the Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Eau Galle Aquatic Ecology Laboratory staff.
3. GPS mapping and density estimates of curlyleaf pondweed beds for comparison to previous mapping/survey.

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 2 deliverables are groundwater data collection spreadsheets/summaries, internal loading report describing sediment phosphorous release rates, and curlyleaf pondweed maps and density estimates.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Chetac
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 1: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 1 includes: **9** **9**
1. Biweekly in-lake water quality monitoring (TP, TN, chl a surface and temp/DO/pH and TP profiles) at three sites during the growing season.
2. Installation and daily recording of lake level staff gage.
3. Stream flow measurements and water quality sampling at five tributary sites (two storm event and two baseflow measurements).

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 1 deliverables are data collection spreadsheets/summaries.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Chetac
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 2: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 2 includes:
1. Installation (two times) of fourteen mini-piezometers to determine direction and extent of groundwater movement. Those with positive heads will be sampled for nutrients.
2. Internal load calculations under various conditions (oxic/ambient pH, oxic/high pH, and anoxic) for cores collected at the three deep sites and one shallow site - to be completed by the Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Eau Galle Aquatic Ecology Laboratory staff.
3. GPS mapping and density estimates of curlyleaf pondweed beds for comparison to previous mapping/survey.

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 2 deliverables are groundwater data collection spreadsheets/summaries, internal loading report describing sediment phosphorous release rates, and curlyleaf pondweed maps and density estimates.

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
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Chetac
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Getting Rid Of The Green Project - Phase 3: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; pale ecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 3 includes:
**9** **9**
1. Nutrient budget and nutrient management plan (analysis/mass calculations).
2. Septic survey

The Phase 3 deliverables are data analysis for a nutrient budget which will lead to a nutrient management plan. Mass calculations of phosphorus will be included from the following sources: near shore analysis, watershed tributaries, groundwater, internal loading and septic system loading. A Septic Survey will also be conducted to quantify the condition of all septic systems on the lake and identify those that are failing.

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
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Chetac
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Getting Rid Of The Green Project - Phase 4: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; pale ecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 4 includes:
**9** **9**
1. Collection of a sediment core from Lake Chetac.
2. Reconstruction of the limnological history of Lake Chetac from information deposited in the sediments.

The Phase 4 will answer the following questions: determine changes in nutrients over the last 130 years; have the frequency of algae blooms increased during the last century; have the macrophyte growth changed during the last century; and an estimate of major sources of increased nutrient input.

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
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Chetac
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Phase 5 - Full Aquatic Plant Assessment: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; pale ecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 5 includes: A full aquatic plant community assessment. The results will show the current status of the aquatic plant community, show the extent and degree of invasive species infestation, and provide a baseline data set to assess future changes to Lake Chetac.

Project deliverables include:
1. Conduct an early season survey of Curly Leaf Pondweed to determine the density and extent. A resulting map of locations and densities will be provided.
2. A standard point intercept aquatic plant survey will be conducted.
3. Voucher specimens will be collected.
4. Data will be entered into excel.

Specific conditions for this Project:
1. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.
2. 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
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Chetac
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Getting Rid Of The Green Phase 6 - Lk. Mgt Plan/Community Education: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; pale ecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 6 includes: A community survey will be distributed to the lake residents and surrounding community to both educate the people on the study results and to get their opinion on lake management recommendations. A final education/lake management plan needed to implement the management recommendations will be based on the survey results.

Project deliverables include: A final comprehensive lake management and implementation plan.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1)The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project; 2)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
Lake Chetac
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Alum Dosage Study & Modeling: Big Chetac Chain Lakes Association is sponsoring a project to assess the feasibility of an alum treatment for Big Chetac Lake.

The final deliverables include a final report documenting the results of the regulations review, sediment cores, alum dosage analysis, and lake response modeling.

Specific project tasks include: 1) Sediment core collection; 2) Alum dosage analysis; 3) Lake response modeling; 4) Inventory & review programs & regulations affecting water quality.

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
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Lake Chetac
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Big Chetac & Birch Lakes Wq, Shoreland, & Aquatic Plant Project: The Big Chetac and Birch Lakes Association is sponsoring a project to collect baseline water quality and habitat data for Chetac and Birch Lakes, conduct fishing success surveys at resorts, and support stakeholder planning committee meetings.

Project deliverables include all monitoring and mapping data, stakeholder committee meeting agendas and minutes, fishing success survey data, and a final report summarizing the results of the project.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) All monitoring data shall be entered into SWIMS; 4) Fishing Success Survey shall be reviewed and approved by DNR to ensure it is consistent with Creel Survey methodology.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Malviney Creek
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 1: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 1 includes: **9** **9**
1. Biweekly in-lake water quality monitoring (TP, TN, chl a surface and temp/DO/pH and TP profiles) at three sites during the growing season.
2. Installation and daily recording of lake level staff gage.
3. Stream flow measurements and water quality sampling at five tributary sites (two storm event and two baseflow measurements).

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 1 deliverables are data collection spreadsheets/summaries.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Malviney Creek
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 2: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 2 includes:
1. Installation (two times) of fourteen mini-piezometers to determine direction and extent of groundwater movement. Those with positive heads will be sampled for nutrients.
2. Internal load calculations under various conditions (oxic/ambient pH, oxic/high pH, and anoxic) for cores collected at the three deep sites and one shallow site - to be completed by the Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Eau Galle Aquatic Ecology Laboratory staff.
3. GPS mapping and density estimates of curlyleaf pondweed beds for comparison to previous mapping/survey.

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 2 deliverables are groundwater data collection spreadsheets/summaries, internal loading report describing sediment phosphorous release rates, and curlyleaf pondweed maps and density estimates.

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
12/14/1992
Waters Involved
Red Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Red Cedar Lakes Association: Red Cedar Lake Water Quality Monitoring & Watershed Map: USGS will conduct water quality monitoring during 1993-94 and publish the water quality data annually. USGS will map the lake's watershed. USGS will make a formal presentation to the lake assoication on the study results.Information will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, public meeting, and summary report mailing.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
11/28/1995
Waters Involved
Red Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Red Cedar Lakes Association: Red Cedar Chain Of Lakes Water Quality Monitoring: (1) Continue to conduct water quality sampling and analyses during 1996 and 1997. (2) Monitor lake levels during the project time period. (3) Determine drainage area of the chain of lakes. (4) Prepare a final report addressing the results of the above tasks. (5) Disseminate information on the project results to the public by public meeting, newsletter and public meeting.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 1: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 1 includes: **9** **9**
1. Biweekly in-lake water quality monitoring (TP, TN, chl a surface and temp/DO/pH and TP profiles) at three sites during the growing season.
2. Installation and daily recording of lake level staff gage.
3. Stream flow measurements and water quality sampling at five tributary sites (two storm event and two baseflow measurements).

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 1 deliverables are data collection spreadsheets/summaries.

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
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: "Getting Rid Of The Green" Project-Phase 2: Big Chetac Chain Lake Association is sponsoring a multi-phase comprehensive lake management planning project for Big Chetac Lake, Sawyer County. The project includes tributary, in-lake, and groundwater monitoring; septic survey; nutrient budget development; paleoecological core; aquatic plant survey and management plan; and community survey and education with a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan as the final deliverable.

Phase 2 includes:
1. Installation (two times) of fourteen mini-piezometers to determine direction and extent of groundwater movement. Those with positive heads will be sampled for nutrients.
2. Internal load calculations under various conditions (oxic/ambient pH, oxic/high pH, and anoxic) for cores collected at the three deep sites and one shallow site - to be completed by the Army Corps of Engineers ERDC Eau Galle Aquatic Ecology Laboratory staff.
3. GPS mapping and density estimates of curlyleaf pondweed beds for comparison to previous mapping/survey.

Army Corps of Engineers water quality staff is a project partner and will be contracted for all laboratory analyses. The Phase 2 deliverables are groundwater data collection spreadsheets/summaries, internal loading report describing sediment phosphorous release rates, and curlyleaf pondweed maps and density estimates.

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
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Big Chetac Chain Lake Association: Big Chetac & Birch Lakes Wq, Shoreland, & Aquatic Plant Project: The Big Chetac and Birch Lakes Association is sponsoring a project to collect baseline water quality and habitat data for Chetac and Birch Lakes, conduct fishing success surveys at resorts, and support stakeholder planning committee meetings.

Project deliverables include all monitoring and mapping data, stakeholder committee meeting agendas and minutes, fishing success survey data, and a final report summarizing the results of the project.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) All monitoring data shall be entered into SWIMS; 4) Fishing Success Survey shall be reviewed and approved by DNR to ensure it is consistent with Creel Survey methodology.

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
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Balsam Lake
Status
Complete

Red Cedar Lakes Association: Balsam Lake Web Site Development Phase 2: The Red Cedar Lakes Association, Inc. will launch a two phase Web Site Development Project as a means to increase the effectiveness of the Association in educating and informing the lakeshore owners, lake users, local government officials, and the general public on lake management and protection issues and the goals, etc. of the Lake Association.

The Lake Association intends to contract with a professional services company to develop the web site. The final product will be presented to the Lake Association members and subsequently to the Village of Birchwood and other interested groups or organizations.

Specific deliverables for this project include a summary report listing project activities and accomplishments and a copy of the resultant web home page.

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
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Red Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Red Cedar Lakes Association: Red Cedar Lake Web Site Development Phase 1: The Red Cedar Lakes Association, Inc. will launch a two phase Web Site Development Project as a means to increase the effectiveness of the Association in educating and informing the lakeshore owners, lake users, local government officials, and the general public on lake management and protection issues and the goals, etc. of the Lake Association.

The Lake Association intends to contract with a professional services company to develop the web site. The final product will be presented to the Lake Association members and subsequently to the Village of Birchwood and other interested groups or organizations.

Specific deliverables for this project include a summary report listing project activities and accomplishments and a copy of the resultant web home page.

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
4/1/2009
Waters Involved
Red Cedar Lake
Status
Complete

Red Cedar Lakes Association: D.O. Meter For Red Cedar Lake: The Red Cedar Lake Association will purchase a dissolved oxygen meter for use in their Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) program.

Specific deliverables for this grant include: 1) A Final Project Report (paper and electronic copies) including description of meter and any accessories purchased; 2) Dissolved Oxygen profile readings taken with the new meter during lake monitoring of Red Cedar Lake in 2009. 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.


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

Lake Neshonoc P & R District: Neshonoc Map: Neshonoc Lake P&RD proposes to contract for production of a bathymetric map of Lake Neshonoc in La Crosse County. Major project elements to include: 1) lake survey, 2) map development, 3) printing.


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
Red Cedar Lake 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
 
Review, Update Use Designation
 
Date
Status
Trout water changed from Class II to a Class III water. Should evaluate issues related to NR102.
11/3/2008
Proposed
 
Red Cedar Lake WatershedWatershed History Note

The Tagalong Golf Course can be found along the shores of the Red Cedar Lake in Barron County. Tagalong was originally built as a private golf course for Frank D. Stout. Construction on the course began about 1916 and the course was first played on around 1919. Frank Stout was said to have been the fifth wealthiest man in Chicago at the time. He was the son of Henry Stout, who was part owner of Knapp Stout, Co. of Menomonie, at one time the world’s largest lumber company. Frank’s brother, James, was a United States Senator and started what is known today as the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie. Stout himself was the president of two railroads and a bank, as well as a hotel owner. For summer vacations he built an Adirondack-style family lodge on an island in Red Cedar Lake, which today is available to the public. The course itself was modeled after the famous St. Andrews course in Scotland. Fourteen miles of pipe were used to irrigate the greens and fairways. As a gala to commemorate the opening of the course in 1925, Stout arranged to have an exhibition round featuring the US Open Champion and the British Open Champion. Six buildings were originally built at Tagalong, including the main clubhouse which is a gem of the old Stonemason's art. The Gothic Arches with their pastel colors of cut stone are topped by curving thatched roofs. The Pumphouse, which is situated on the shore of Red Cedar Lake, was built to house the large pumps used to water the entire grounds. This building was also used for a waiting station as the only way to enter the estate was by water. It is believed that the golf course is called Tagalong because it was the custom in the family that, whenever anything new was acquired or built and needed to be named, Mr. Stout would put up a gold piece as a prize. Mrs. Stout put the name "Tagalong" into the hat and won the gold piece. She suggested "Tagalong" because Mr. Stout always complained that the children wanted to "tag along" every time he went to the golf course.

Date  2010