Watershed - McCann Creek and Fisher River (LC21)
McCann Creek and Fisher River Watershed

Details

The McCann Creek and Fisher River Watershed spans northern Chippewa County and a small portion of Taylor County. A portion of the Chippewa River, from the dam at Lake Holcombe to the dam at Lake Wissota, is the major sport fishery in this watershed. WDNR lacks fishery information for most streams in ths watershed, with the exception of McCann Creek, a Class I trout stream. Because of the numerous wetlands in Chippewa County, and the critical need to preserve them, Chippewa County recently funded the development of a wetland curriculum and associated materials for schools and visitors to nature centers. Several lakes in this watershed contain submergent and emergent aquatic plant species of special concern in Wisconsin. Purple bladderwort, small purple bladderwort, waterthread pondweed, Vasey's pondweed, and Robbin's spike rush have been documented during recent aquatic plant surveys. Increased land use and lake use pressures may harm these indicator species of high water quality (Borman, 1994).

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for McCann Creek and Fisher River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The McCann Creek and Fisher River Watershed lies primarily in two ecological landscapes: the North Central Forest and the Forest Transtion. 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

McCann Creek and Fisher River Watershed At-a-Glance

Impaired Water in McCann Creek and Fisher River Watershed

Lakes and Impoundments

Ths watershed is rich in its diversity and number of lakes. Some lakes have been sampled for water quality and surveyed for aquatic plants, however, the majority of them have not. The lakes have attracted many year-round and seasonal lakeside residents. To document land use and water quality trends of lakes with increasing development pressures, a number of lakes need land use assessments, self-help monitoring, water quality monitoring by water resources staff, and/or lake planning grants. A developed shoreline is capable of delivering more nutrients to the adjacent lake than a forested shoreline (NCASI). Paradoxically, the beauty of a wooded shoreline and good water quality of a lake can ultimately lead to its demise because these qualities attract development that can contribute to lake deterioration if proper lakeside land use concepts are not implemented. An invaluable resource for those contemplating lakeside living is a publication of the University of Wisconsin - Extension (UWEX) titled "Life on the Edge ... Owning Waterfront Property" (Dresen). This document emphasizes low-impact living and explains many of the federal, state and local laws that regulate lakeside living. The lakes in the watershed are sampled and managed more intensively than the streams and rivers. However, due to the number of lakes in thls watershed, many have not been assessed. During 1987, an audit was conducted of the shoreland zoning-related activities on three lakes in Chippewa County. Violations of the shoreland zoning ordinance included property owners not acquiring necessary permits in addition to violations documented where permits were issued. A lack of public awareness of long-term protection of the shoreland and lake quality and aesthetics was noted as a contributing factor. The audit identified a need for an educational video, brochures and public service announcements to inform the public about the existence and importance of shoreland zoning and to help concerned citizens accurately identify and report violations. The audit also recommended that a county-implemented monitoring system be developed to better track compliance with permit issuance and adherence to conditions set forth in issued permits (Voss). The Ice Age National Scientific Reserve is located in the northwest portion of this watershed. It encompasses a large portion of the Chippewa Moraine, which contains glacial lakes. Many educational opportunities exist at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Interpretive Center, including a slide show titled "Wetlands - The Land and Water Connection," shown to visitors of the center. Wetland Adventure Packs containing activities and instructions on laminated sheets, collection and observation materials such as magnifying boxes, nets, containers, etc. and field guides were developed for a wetlands education project initiated by the Chippewa County Board of Supervisors and the Land Conservation Department. These packs can be checked out at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Interpretive Center by families or small groups for use on hikes near wetlands in the reserve.

Date  1996

Rivers and Streams
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Watershed Trout Streams
Watershed Outstanding & Exceptional Resources

Impaired Waters

List of Impaired Waters
Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/23/2007
Waters Involved
Chippewa Falls Flowage 5555
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '07: The Lake Wissota IPA proposes to treat 18 acres of Chippewa County's Lake Wissota for Eurasian Watermilfoil, to train volunteers for Clean Boats, Clean Waters outreach, and to prepare and distribute CBCW materials.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/4/2006
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Milfoil Response: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to chemically treat a monitor a new outbreak of Eurasion Watermilfoil on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Chemical treatment, 2) Post application monitoring, 3) Information and Education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/23/2007
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '07: The Lake Wissota IPA proposes to treat 18 acres of Chippewa County's Lake Wissota for Eurasian Watermilfoil, to train volunteers for Clean Boats, Clean Waters outreach, and to prepare and distribute CBCW materials.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/15/2008
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '08: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to contract for chemical treatment of Eurasian Watermilfoil, and to conduct volunteer AIS monitoring on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/1/2009
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '09: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to continue with its effort to control pioneer infestations of Eurasian Watermilfoil at six sites on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Contract for chemical treatment of 20 approx. acres, 2) Volunteer AIS monitoring and project coordination.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/4/2006
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Milfoil Response: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to chemically treat a monitor a new outbreak of Eurasion Watermilfoil on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Chemical treatment, 2) Post application monitoring, 3) Information and Education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/23/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '07: The Lake Wissota IPA proposes to treat 18 acres of Chippewa County's Lake Wissota for Eurasian Watermilfoil, to train volunteers for Clean Boats, Clean Waters outreach, and to prepare and distribute CBCW materials.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/15/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '08: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to contract for chemical treatment of Eurasian Watermilfoil, and to conduct volunteer AIS monitoring on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '09: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to continue with its effort to control pioneer infestations of Eurasian Watermilfoil at six sites on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Contract for chemical treatment of 20 approx. acres, 2) Volunteer AIS monitoring and project coordination.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/15/2008
Waters Involved
Yellow River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '08: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to contract for chemical treatment of Eurasian Watermilfoil, and to conduct volunteer AIS monitoring on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/1/2009
Waters Involved
Yellow River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '09: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to continue with its effort to control pioneer infestations of Eurasian Watermilfoil at six sites on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Contract for chemical treatment of 20 approx. acres, 2) Volunteer AIS monitoring and project coordination.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Apm Plan-Cbcw: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to develop and implement an aquatic plant management plan on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) review of existing data, 2) lake mapping, 3) plan development, 4) public meeting, 5) development of web site and other outreach tools, 6) Clean Boats, Clean Water monitoring.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Apm Plan-Cbcw: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to develop and implement an aquatic plant management plan on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) review of existing data, 2) lake mapping, 3) plan development, 4) public meeting, 5) development of web site and other outreach tools, 6) Clean Boats, Clean Water monitoring.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Yellow River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Apm Plan-Cbcw: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to develop and implement an aquatic plant management plan on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) review of existing data, 2) lake mapping, 3) plan development, 4) public meeting, 5) development of web site and other outreach tools, 6) Clean Boats, Clean Water monitoring.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Research Grant
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Golden Sands Rc&D: Weevil Rearing 2&3: Golden Sands RC&D proposes to continue it Milfoil Weevil Mass Rearing Study, building on past work on the Holcombe Flowage in Rusk and Chippewa Counties, and expanding its studies to Perch Lake Wissota in St. Croix County, and the Minong Flowage in Douglas and Washburn Counties. Major project elements to include: 1) Volunteer group training, 2) Weevil acquisition, rearing, and release 3) Sample collection and analysis, 4) development of a comprehensive biological control manual, and 5) Final report.


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

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc 2017 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA.


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

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc 2017 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA.


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

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc 2017 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Kettle Lake
Status
Complete

Chippewa County: Acq-Roger Lakes Acquisition: Chippewa County Parks and Forestry proposes to purchase the 168.8 acre Glynn property, including Roger Lake #1, Roger Lake #2, Kettle Lake and No. 1 Lake, for inclusion in its Chippewa County Forest Lakes Project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Roger Lake
Status
Complete

Chippewa County: Acq-Roger Lakes Acquisition: Chippewa County Parks and Forestry proposes to purchase the 168.8 acre Glynn property, including Roger Lake #1, Roger Lake #2, Kettle Lake and No. 1 Lake, for inclusion in its Chippewa County Forest Lakes Project.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Little Wissota Nutrients: The Chippewa County Land Conservation Department proposes to conduct a study of soil chemistry and hydrological characteristics within the Little Lake Wissota watershed in Chippewa County, and to identify land owners who may be interested in restoring buffers and wetland functions on their properties. Major project elements to include: 1) Outreach to land owners, 2) Soil sampling and analysis.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Macro-Invert. Assess 1: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to document the response of the benthic invertebrate community in Lake Wissota in Chippewa County since changes have been incorporated into the lake's winter drawdown regimen, and to document the value of critical habitat areas as fish and wildlife food sources. Major project elements to include: 1) collection of samples, 2) sample study and species identification, 3) documentation of sample results in database, 4) journal publication of study results, 5) final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Macro-Invert. Assess 2: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to document the response of the benthic invertebrate community in Lake Wissota in Chippewa County since changes have been incorporated into the lake's winter drawdown regimen, and to document the value of critical habitat areas as fish and wildlife food sources. Major project elements to include: 1) collection of samples, 2) sample study and species identification, 3) documentation of sample results in database, 4) journal publication of study results, 5) final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Hay Meadow Flowage
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Lcd: Chippewa Forest Flowages: Chippewa County proposes to establish management objectives for 18 flowages within the Chippewa County Forest. Major project elements to include: a) review of existing data, b) hydrologic measurement, c) watershed analysis, d) moist soil and aquatic plan assessment, e) macroinverebrate surveys, f) substrate characterization, g) reports, and h) establishment of management objectives.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Howe Lake
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Wild Lakes Reserve 1: The Chippewa Co. Land Conservation Dept. proposes to work with the Beaver Creek Reserve Citizen Science Center on a pilot project to develop procedures for biological assessments of wild lakes and associated lands in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Memorandum of Understanding, 2) Development of process for characterization of aquatic and terrestrial plant and animal communities on sites to be enrolled in the Wild Lakes Reserve.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/16/1991
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Lake Wissota Land Use Assessment And Bathymetric Map: Conduct watershed land use and nonpoint source pollution assessment for the Lower Yellow River watershed using remote sensing.Develop new bathymetric map of the lake and comparing it to 1940 map to identify areas and amounts of sedimentation which has occurred since 1940.Hold public informational meetings during all phases of study to gather comments on management recommendations.Disseminate project information to the public by public meeting. 12/19/96 Variance Approval to consider $1,075 of project costs eligible for reimbursement under LPL-197.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/28/1993
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Lake Wissotat Nonpoint Pollution Assessment & Land Use Study: Conduct an assessment of land use in the watershed. Identify areas of high soil erosion. Prepare water budgets for Moon Bay and Little Lake Wissota. Conduct an animal waste assessment to estimate annual phosphorus loading from barnyards in thewatershed, divided into subbasin. Complete stream corridor inventory and estimate sediment load by subbasin. Determine areas of watershed where appropriate nonpoint source controls would be effective in reducing nutrient loading to the lake.Information will be disseminated to the public by local newspaper articles, report mailings and public meetings. Project results will reposited at Chippeaw Falls Library. 12/19/96 Variance Approval to consider $1,075 of project costs occuring during phase 1 (LPL-035) eligible for reimbursement under LPL-197.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Taylor County: Lake Wissota/ Rice Lake Watershed Land Use Inventory: Taylor county proposes to collect land use information form landowners in both the Uppper Yellow River watershed and the Rice Lake watershed to be incorporated into Surface Water Assessment Tool land use models. The project activities include: 1) Hydrological budget and evaluation of external loadings, 2) Evaluations of internal loadings from sediments in Little Wissota and Moon Bay embayments of Lake Wissota, and 3) Reporting.

he findings of this study will be disseminated to the public through a report and the information will be included in the SWAT land use model. The DNR will be provided with both a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


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

Friends Of Beaver Creek Reserve, Inc.: Wissota Drawdown Recovery: Friends of the Beaver Creek Reserve, working in cooperation with the Citizen Science Center and DNR WCR staff, propose to resurvey aquatic plant life in Lake Wissota, in Chippewa County, to assess the lake's recovery from the annual drawdown regimen implemented by the Northern States Power Company through the late 1900s. Major project elements to include: 1) Aquatic plant survey, 2) data analysis, 3) report development. Results of the project to be shared with project partners, local town boards, participants at the 2006 Chippewa Valley Environmental Forum and an applicable peer review journal. (add std plan, report language).


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Little Wissota Nutrients: The Chippewa County Land Conservation Department proposes to conduct a study of soil chemistry and hydrological characteristics within the Little Lake Wissota watershed in Chippewa County, and to identify land owners who may be interested in restoring buffers and wetland functions on their properties. Major project elements to include: 1) Outreach to land owners, 2) Soil sampling and analysis.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Macro-Invert. Assess 1: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to document the response of the benthic invertebrate community in Lake Wissota in Chippewa County since changes have been incorporated into the lake's winter drawdown regimen, and to document the value of critical habitat areas as fish and wildlife food sources. Major project elements to include: 1) collection of samples, 2) sample study and species identification, 3) documentation of sample results in database, 4) journal publication of study results, 5) final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Macro-Invert. Assess 2: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to document the response of the benthic invertebrate community in Lake Wissota in Chippewa County since changes have been incorporated into the lake's winter drawdown regimen, and to document the value of critical habitat areas as fish and wildlife food sources. Major project elements to include: 1) collection of samples, 2) sample study and species identification, 3) documentation of sample results in database, 4) journal publication of study results, 5) final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
O'Neil Creek
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Wild Lakes Reserve 2: The Chippewa County Land Conservation Department proposes to develop a marketing plan and partnerships for the purpose of helping property owners on wild lakes in Chippewa County understand and protect the environmental quality of their lakes and lands. Major project elements to include: 1) Marketing research and consulting, 2) Partnership development, 3) Focus groups and meetings, 4) Development of logo and outreach materials, 5) Meetings with, and development of Physical Overview Reports for, interested property owners.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Rock Lake
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Wild Lakes Reserve 2: The Chippewa County Land Conservation Department proposes to develop a marketing plan and partnerships for the purpose of helping property owners on wild lakes in Chippewa County understand and protect the environmental quality of their lakes and lands. Major project elements to include: 1) Marketing research and consulting, 2) Partnership development, 3) Focus groups and meetings, 4) Development of logo and outreach materials, 5) Meetings with, and development of Physical Overview Reports for, interested property owners.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
5/27/1997
Waters Involved
Round Lake
Status
Complete

Chippewa County: Round Lake Sociological Data Collection & Newsletter: Chippewa County proposes to contract with New Auburn High School to collect and disseminate sociological information about Round Lake. Project activities include 1)a survey of property owners reguarding conditions, issues and problems perceived about Round Lake, 2) a lake users survey, 3) a compilation of existing informationavailable about Round Lake, 4) a list of lake protection recommendations, and 5) development of a Round Lake Newsletter. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper and an electronic copy of a final report detailing the results of the project. Information about the project will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, report mailing, newspaper article, and other media such as the high school's theater arts program.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/1/2005
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Raymond Lake: Construction and installation of best management practices (BMPs) on the Lawrence & Cheryl Raymond farm to abate overland runoff in compliance with Ch. 151, Wis. Adm. Code, and to acquire a permanent easement protecting Raymond Lake


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
McCann Creek and Fisher River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Action Migrated from WATERS
 
Date
Status
Wastewater Management should evaluate Oliver Lake No. 1 (T31N R8W S1) to determine whether an NR 243 Animal Waste Management action is needed (Type B).
1/1/2010
Proposed
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Chippewa
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 listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
2050000 name Chippewa River TMDL ID 80 Start Mile 80.18 End Mile 105.75
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
11/15/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
11/7/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW listed from pre-year 2000 FCA data
Date
Status
11/4/2011
Proposed
 
McCann Creek and Fisher River WatershedWatershed History Note

The City of Cornell is located at the confluence of the scenic Chippewa and Fisher Rivers in the McCann Creek and Fisher River Watershed in Chippewa County. In 1912, after a permanent dam was built across the Chippewa River, the Cornell Wood Products Company, a large paper milling operation, began production in Cornell. The company manufactured paper products, cardboard and wallboard. The original complex consisted of a log pond, slasher building, stacker, stacker pit building, sluice locker/took building, office and garage. The piece of equipment, known as the Stacker, was designed by the Joor Engineering Company of England, manufactured by the Minneapolis Tool and Machinery Company and assembled in Cornell. Counter weights were used to erect the stacker. The Pulpwood Stacker moved large quantities of pulpwood logs into massive woodpiles. This was an important technological innovation as it mechanized the labor intensive task of stockpiling logs. Although the operations ceased in 1972, the 175 foot tall Cornell Pulpwood Stacker remains as an impressive reminder of the great logging industry that dominated this part of Wisconsin and is the only known example of this type of paper mill machinery remaining in the United States. The Cornell Pulpwood Stacker was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Today there is a group called Save the Stacker which works to raise the funds to refinish and maintain the Stacker for the future.

Date  2010