Watershed - Fox River - Berlin (UF06)
Fox River - Berlin Watershed

Details

The Fox River-Berlin Watershed is located primarily in Green Lake County, but extends into parts of Waushara, Winnebago and Marquette counties. The watershed is 133,595 acres is size and contains 328 miles of streams and rivers, 453 acres of lakes and 41,067 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (41%), wetlands (30%), forest (12%) and grassland (11%) and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater and medium for nonpoint source issues affecting streams.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Fox River - Berlin Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Fox River - Berlin Watershed is covered by two ecological landscapes: the Southeast Glacial Plains and the Central Sand Hills. The Southeast Glacial Plains Ecological Landscape makes up the bulk of the non-coastal land area in southeast Wisconsin. This Ecological Landscape is made up of glacial till plains and moraines. Most of this Ecological Landscape is composed of glacial materials deposited during the Wisconsin Ice Age, but the southwest portion consists of older, pre-Wisconsin till with a more dissected topography. Soils are lime-rich tills overlain in most areas by a silt-loam loess cap. Agricultural and residential interests throughout the landscape have significantly altered the historical vegetation. Most of the rare natural communities that remain are associated with large moraines or in areas where the Niagara Escarpment occurs close to the surface. Historically, vegetation in the Southeast Glacial Plains consisted of a mix of prairie, oak forests and savanna, and maple-basswood forests. Wet-mesic prairies, southern sedge meadows, emergent marshes, and calcareous fens were found in lower portions of the Landscape. End moraines and drumlins supported savannas and forests. Agricultural and urban land use practices have drastically changed the land cover of the Southeast Glacial Plains since Euro-American settlement. The current vegetation is primarily agricultural cropland. Remaining forests occupy only about 10% of the land area and consist of maple-basswood, lowland hardwoods, and oak. No large mesic forests exist today except on the Kettle Interlobate Moraine which has topography too rugged for agriculture. Some existing forest patches that were formerly savannas have succeeded to hardwood forest due to fire suppression. The Central Sand Hills Ecological Landscape is located in central Wisconsin at the eastern edge of what was once Glacial Lake Wisconsin. The landforms in this Ecological Landscape are a series of glacial moraines that were later partially covered by glacial outwash. The area is characterized by a mixture of farmland, woodlots, wetlands, small kettle lakes, and cold water streams, all on sandy soils. The mosaic of glacial moraine and pitted outwash throughout this Ecological Landscape has given rise to extensive wetlands in the outwash areas, and the headwaters of coldwater streams that originate in glacial moraines. The growing season is long enough for agriculture but the sandy soils limit agricultural productivity somewhat. Historic upland vegetation consisted of oak-forest, oak savanna, and tallgrass prairie. Fens were common in this Ecological Landscape and occurred along with wet-mesic prairie, wet prairie, and rare coastal plain marshes. Current vegetation is composed of more than one-third agricultural crops, and almost 20% grasslands with smaller amounts of open wetland, open water, shrubs, barren, and urban areas. The major forested type is oak-hickory, with smaller amounts of white-red-jack pine, maple-basswood, lowland hardwoods, aspen-birch, and spruce-fir.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Belle Fountain Spring
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Dog Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lmi-Lake Puckaway Plan Implementation Project: Lk Puckaway P&R Dist proposes to conduct a Lake Management Plan Implementation project. Project deliverables include the following: 1) Employ plan implementation coordinator; 3 year term; 2) Public landing Kiosk Management at 3 Public landings, newsletter development \00BCly, Fact sheet distribution, Lake plan implementation forums 2x/year, Bi-annual regional news releases on progress of plan implementation, Annual status reporting to assc partners & media; 3) Evaluate existing system of gauging stations while maintaining present monitoring schedule, including review for possible enhancements; rapid reporting & graphing, telemetric feasibility, number of stations/locations & estimate of costs; 4) Macro-Scale monitoring strategy will utilize summer aerial photography obtained from FFSA & 3 areas of the lake, Maiden Island, Bluebill Bay & Dead River, will be indexed using a Point-Intercept layout; 5) Radio-telemetry tagging of carp will be implemented; 6) Plot will be established to evaluate the rate of success between natural germination/expansion & artificially enhanced plant beds. Live plants will be planted & evaluated in a manner consistent with the micro-scale monitoring techniques; 7) Landing kiosks will include Lake Zone maps & channel marker buoys will be placed in the identified navigational lanes in the east basin; 8) USAOC & DNR Dam Safety Engineers to determine what modification will be permitted to the current structure, and/or what requirements need to be met; 9) Estimate nutrient & sediment loads from subwatershed areas draining the 805 sq mi watershed; 10) Demonstrate restorations & employ a 10 year natural shoreline restoration program with 10 demonstration sites will be developed & promoted; 11) Appraise existing tern habitat condition & complete tern management planning. Implement a variety of protection measures; 12) Methodology similar to DNR CHD methods will be employed. 1.4.11 Scope amended to include higher sampling frequency.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Grand Lake (Millpond)
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Grand River Marsh*
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Heart Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Lake Maria
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Little Twin Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Mill Pond
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Puchyan Millpond
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lmi-Lake Puckaway Plan Implementation Project: Lk Puckaway P&R Dist proposes to conduct a Lake Management Plan Implementation project. Project deliverables include the following: 1) Employ plan implementation coordinator; 3 year term; 2) Public landing Kiosk Management at 3 Public landings, newsletter development \00BCly, Fact sheet distribution, Lake plan implementation forums 2x/year, Bi-annual regional news releases on progress of plan implementation, Annual status reporting to assc partners & media; 3) Evaluate existing system of gauging stations while maintaining present monitoring schedule, including review for possible enhancements; rapid reporting & graphing, telemetric feasibility, number of stations/locations & estimate of costs; 4) Macro-Scale monitoring strategy will utilize summer aerial photography obtained from FFSA & 3 areas of the lake, Maiden Island, Bluebill Bay & Dead River, will be indexed using a Point-Intercept layout; 5) Radio-telemetry tagging of carp will be implemented; 6) Plot will be established to evaluate the rate of success between natural germination/expansion & artificially enhanced plant beds. Live plants will be planted & evaluated in a manner consistent with the micro-scale monitoring techniques; 7) Landing kiosks will include Lake Zone maps & channel marker buoys will be placed in the identified navigational lanes in the east basin; 8) USAOC & DNR Dam Safety Engineers to determine what modification will be permitted to the current structure, and/or what requirements need to be met; 9) Estimate nutrient & sediment loads from subwatershed areas draining the 805 sq mi watershed; 10) Demonstrate restorations & employ a 10 year natural shoreline restoration program with 10 demonstration sites will be developed & promoted; 11) Appraise existing tern habitat condition & complete tern management planning. Implement a variety of protection measures; 12) Methodology similar to DNR CHD methods will be employed. 1.4.11 Scope amended to include higher sampling frequency.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Spring Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Twin Lakes
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Comprehensive Management Plan Update: The Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to develop a Comprenensive Lake Management Plan Enhancement. The scope of the project is to review, gather, and interpret lake information with the subsequent development of resource objectives for lake use, water quality, fish, shore lands, watershed, and water levels. Specifically to assesss the lake's historical water quality and fishery; effects of watershed and history of uses; Lake District management actions; to identify target levels and resource protection needs that support goals for water quality, aquatic plants, fish populations and watershed; and assess the lakes historical water levels and implications. This scope is intended to summarize the more specific scope, as provided in the grant application and does not supersede the specific scope elements described with in the application


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Comprehensive Management Plan: Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a large scale planning grant focused on updating and rewriting sections of their lake management plan.
Project activities include: Phosphorus loading using WiLMS, Shoreline survey, Course woody debris survey, Water quality assessment, Various aquatic plant surveys, Stakeholder survey
Project deliverables include:Comprehensive Lake Management Plan including the following:Research and review past data and relevant lake management records, Phosphorus loading estimates from watershed (WiLMS), Scenarios developed to assess how changes in watershed would impact water quality, Internal load estimates, Shoreline survey, Map delineating the integrity of the shoreline from water\2019s edge to about 35\2019 shoreward, Coarse woody debris map, Water quality assessment, Sample collection following WDNR long term trend monitoring protocol,Chemistry analysis, Dissolved oxygen and temperature profiles, Carlson TSI, Aquatic plant surveys, Early season AIS survey, Point Intercept survey, EWM peak-biomass survey, Aquatic plant community mapping survey, Maps/raw data for all surveys, Comparison with past surveys, Web-based stakeholder survey, Survey results, Develop a water level management plan, Plan must consider the potential new dam that may be constructed, Frequency, degree and duration of drawdowns, Recommendations based on best possible science and stakeholder input, Management, protection, enhancement alternatives and recommendations, Set tangible and realistic management goals, Identify possible ecological restorative projects, Identify possible funding sources.
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. Final plan needs Department review and approval.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2000
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Goal Development & Lake Monitoring Pproject: The Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District proposes to conduct a comprehensive lake and water level management plan for their lake. The project's deliverables are to gather, analyze and summarize historical lake water quality/level data; monitor current water quality; establish water level monitoring sites and begin data collection; desseminate historical data, shallow lake ecology information, management alteratives and current status and challenges; identify user expectations and management potential to arrive at consensus on major goals, issues and priorities. A published summary report including management recommendations will be disseminated to property owners, user groups, local, state and federal officials and the general public.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2001
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Management Plan: The Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to undertake a comprehensive lake management planning project for Puckaway Lake. The project will consist of collecting, analysing and summarizing new and existing physical, chemical and biological data for the preparation of an educational brochure. A survey will be conducted of lake users and area residents about perceptions, attitudes and expecations for the lake; resident advisory "issue teams" will be organized to develop management strategies addressing these issues. The results of all "issue team" efforts will be summarized in a comprehensive lake management plan. In addition, the goals and objectives for each issue identified by the "issue teams" will be documented. This lake management plan will be developed that will incorporate historical data, current status relative to land use and water quality and the publics' expectations for the future of the lake. It will also describe management alternatives and any conflicts or consequences resulting from multiple uses and expectations for the lake. This plan, the educational brochure and survey results will be presented at the District's annual meeting and through its newsletters, both pre-project and post-project work. The DNR will be provided both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the management plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Management Plan Study Phase Iii: The Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehab District proposes to conduct phase III of a comprehensive management plan on Lake Puckaway. Project deliverables include shoreline erosion inventory, monitoring and habitat characteristic documentation; and organize a 2-day educational Lake Fair. (See consultant's proposal in application for more details.)

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Management Plan Development Ph 2: The Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehab District proposes to develop a lake management plan. The goal of this project (phase 2) is to develop a final lake plan. The primary deliverable product is a complete final version, as adopted by the Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District and, it's partners. A public involvement process will be implemented in this phase. The final plan will include: a vision statement, a goal statement, an analysis of issues, goals and objectives, improvement strategy, continued public involvement plan, and guidance for increasing the capacity of the lake district Board. This phase will be conducted within a partnership of the lake community, the Puckaway Management District, WI DNR, UW-Extension and Counties.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Management Plan Development Phase 1: The Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District proposes to develop a lake plan. The goal of this phased project (phase 1) is to develop a draft lake plan. The deliverable product is a drafted version, as adopted by the Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District. The draft will include: a vision statement, a goal statement, an analysis of issues, goals and objectives, improvement strategy analysis, and a public Involvement plan This phase will be conducted within a partnership of the lake community, the Puckaway Management District, WI DNR, UW-Extension and Counties.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Plant App'L & Water Quality Study Phase 1: The Lake Puckaway P&R District proposes to contuct a plant appraisal for their lake. This project will include a Comprehensive Aqautic Plant Survey. See project description submitted with application materials.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Plant App'L & Water Quality Study Phase 2: The Lake Puckaway P&R District proposes to contuct Phase 2 of a plant appraisal and water quality study on their lake. This project will inlcude a complete Comprehensive Aquatic Plant Survey Report, and three year Trophic Monitoring (USGS). See project description submitted with application materials.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Comprehensive Management Plan Update: The Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to develop a Comprenensive Lake Management Plan Enhancement. The scope of the project is to review, gather, and interpret lake information with the subsequent development of resource objectives for lake use, water quality, fish, shore lands, watershed, and water levels. Specifically to assesss the lake's historical water quality and fishery; effects of watershed and history of uses; Lake District management actions; to identify target levels and resource protection needs that support goals for water quality, aquatic plants, fish populations and watershed; and assess the lakes historical water levels and implications. This scope is intended to summarize the more specific scope, as provided in the grant application and does not supersede the specific scope elements described with in the application


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Puckaway Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Comprehensive Management Plan: Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a large scale planning grant focused on updating and rewriting sections of their lake management plan.
Project activities include: Phosphorus loading using WiLMS, Shoreline survey, Course woody debris survey, Water quality assessment, Various aquatic plant surveys, Stakeholder survey
Project deliverables include:Comprehensive Lake Management Plan including the following:Research and review past data and relevant lake management records, Phosphorus loading estimates from watershed (WiLMS), Scenarios developed to assess how changes in watershed would impact water quality, Internal load estimates, Shoreline survey, Map delineating the integrity of the shoreline from water\2019s edge to about 35\2019 shoreward, Coarse woody debris map, Water quality assessment, Sample collection following WDNR long term trend monitoring protocol,Chemistry analysis, Dissolved oxygen and temperature profiles, Carlson TSI, Aquatic plant surveys, Early season AIS survey, Point Intercept survey, EWM peak-biomass survey, Aquatic plant community mapping survey, Maps/raw data for all surveys, Comparison with past surveys, Web-based stakeholder survey, Survey results, Develop a water level management plan, Plan must consider the potential new dam that may be constructed, Frequency, degree and duration of drawdowns, Recommendations based on best possible science and stakeholder input, Management, protection, enhancement alternatives and recommendations, Set tangible and realistic management goals, Identify possible ecological restorative projects, Identify possible funding sources.
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. Final plan needs Department review and approval.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2002
Waters Involved
Rush Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Nepeuskun: Town Of Nepeuskun Land Use Plan And Integration: The Town of Nepeuskun proposes to conduct a Land Use/Ordinance Integration Plan . The project deliverables will include a summary report of existing town ordinances; an amended town zoning ordinance; a revised official zoning map; a revised policy for regulatory enforcement of the zoning ordinance; adoption of a driveway construction permitting process; development and adoption of a storm water management and erosion control ordinance; and completion of the process for developing a strategic plan for integrating the town land use plan and zoning ordinance with the Rush Marsh Management Plan.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Comprehensive Management Plan Update: The Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to develop a Comprenensive Lake Management Plan Enhancement. The scope of the project is to review, gather, and interpret lake information with the subsequent development of resource objectives for lake use, water quality, fish, shore lands, watershed, and water levels. Specifically to assesss the lake's historical water quality and fishery; effects of watershed and history of uses; Lake District management actions; to identify target levels and resource protection needs that support goals for water quality, aquatic plants, fish populations and watershed; and assess the lakes historical water levels and implications. This scope is intended to summarize the more specific scope, as provided in the grant application and does not supersede the specific scope elements described with in the application


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Dredge Bank Feasability Study: The Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehab District proposes to conduct a Historical Dredge Bank Bathymetry project on their lake. Project includes characterizing the depth contours and composition of the existing and subsurface dredge banks; and providing a report including map indicating bank configurations, locations, depths. GPS or GIS integration will be completed. This work will be completed within the lake basin and excludes river reaches.


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

Lake Puckaway Protection & Rehab District: Lake Puckaway Dredge Bank Feasability Study: The Lake Puckaway Protection and Rehab District proposes to conduct a Historical Dredge Bank Bathymetry project on their lake. Project includes characterizing the depth contours and composition of the existing and subsurface dredge banks; and providing a report including map indicating bank configurations, locations, depths. GPS or GIS integration will be completed. This work will be completed within the lake basin and excludes river reaches.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2001
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Fox River Water Quality Monitoring Project: Green Lake County's Department of Land Conservation proposes to conduct a water quality monitoring project on the Fox River, from the inlet of Lake Puckaway to Berlin. This project will provide a solid water quality inventory to be used as the basis for future implementation of BMPs within the watershed. The county is partnering with Fox-Wolf 2000 to not only develop a local interest group for the Upper Fox River, but also to enhance the existing Fox-Wolf 2000 group. A final report will detail all results and activities of this project.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2010
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Green Lake County Fox River Assn & Assessment Project: Green Lake County Land Conservation Department proposes to organize an official management organization with membership representing several municipalities as well as sportsman, recreational and business users along the Fox River. Specifically, Green Lake County will establish a network of volunteers to collect water quality data, host river tours and cleanup days, develop by-laws, appoint a Board of Directors for the newly formed River Association, and develop a river management plan to guide future preservation and restoration efforts. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 27, 2010.


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
Fox River - Berlin Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Winnebago
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Fox River TP
Date
Status
Insufficient data for Total Phosphorus. AU: 5774139; Station ID: 243020
5/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Navigability Determination
 
Date
Status
18N 14E S34; Fox River, unnamed trib; Was non-nav 1993; change in determination. Declaratory ruling 7/15/2002.
11/16/2001
Legal
Projects
 
TMDL Development
Upper Fox Wolf Basin TMDL
Date
Status
TMDL Development: Upper Fox and Wolf Basins (UFWB) covers nearly 6,000 square miles of east-central Wisconsin. Several waterbodies in the UFWB are on Wisconsin?s Impaired Waters List and require Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) to address issues of nutrient and sediment enrichment.
1/1/2013
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Fox River - Berlin WatershedWatershed History Note