Watershed - White River (UF08)
White River Watershed

Details

The White River Watershed is located primarily in Waushara County but extends south to Green Lake and Marquette counties. The watershed is 95,879 acres in size and contains 156 miles of streams and rivers, 1,017 acres of lakes and 18,495 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by forest (29%), grassland (27%), agriculture (21%) and wetlands (19%), and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affected groundwater.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for White River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The White River Watershed is primarily covered by the Central Sand Hills Ecological Landscape which 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
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
White River
Status
Complete

White River Lake Management District: White R. Flowage Ewm & Clp Control Project: The White River Flowage District proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in White River Flowage during the period 2006 - 2008. The project elements and deliverables are specified in White River Flowage District's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated November 9, 2005. The project includes conducting pre-treatment surveys annually to monitor the extent of CLP and EWM and efficacy of the previous year's treatment; treating CLP and EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including placing articles in a local newspaper and conducting watercraft inspections. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.



Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
White River
Status
Complete

White River Lake Management District: White River Flowage Ewm/Clp Control Project: The White River Flowage District proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in White River Flowage during the period 2008 - 2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in White River Flowage District's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 2, 2008. The project includes conducting pre-treatment surveys annually to monitor the extent of CLP and EWM and efficacy of the previous year's treatment; treating CLP and EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including placing articles in a local newspaper and conducting watercraft inspections. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
White River Fl (Lower Pond)
Status
Complete

White River Lake Management District: White R. Flowage Ewm & Clp Control Project: The White River Flowage District proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in White River Flowage during the period 2006 - 2008. The project elements and deliverables are specified in White River Flowage District's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated November 9, 2005. The project includes conducting pre-treatment surveys annually to monitor the extent of CLP and EWM and efficacy of the previous year's treatment; treating CLP and EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including placing articles in a local newspaper and conducting watercraft inspections. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.



Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
White River Fl (Lower Pond)
Status
Complete

White River Lake Management District: White River Flowage Ewm/Clp Control Project: The White River Flowage District proposes to control curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in White River Flowage during the period 2008 - 2010. The project elements and deliverables are specified in White River Flowage District's Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 2, 2008. The project includes conducting pre-treatment surveys annually to monitor the extent of CLP and EWM and efficacy of the previous year's treatment; treating CLP and EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including placing articles in a local newspaper and conducting watercraft inspections. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2011
Waters Involved
Marl Lake
Status
In_Progress

Marl Lake P & R District: Marl Lake Curly Leaf Pondweed: Marl Lake District proposes to control Curly-leaf Pondweed in Marl Lake by implementing control measures during the period of 2011-2013. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Marl Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application dated March 11,2011. The project includes conducting pre- and post treatments; controlling CLP with aquatic herbicied treatments and hand pulling techniques.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
9/1/2015
Waters Involved
White River
Status
Complete

White River Lake Management District: White River Flowage Flowering Rush Rapid Response: The White River Flowage Lake Management District is sponsoring an Early Detection & Response project to control flowering rush on the White River Flowage (WBIC 151500).
Project final deliverables include: Annual and Final Reports with all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, control methodologies, results, and future management alternatives
Specific project activities include: 1) Survey flowage for flowering rush (FR); 2) GPS all areas were FR is found; 3) Organize volunteers; 4) Conduct hand-pulling activities; 5) Conduct post control monitoring; 6) Provide regular updates to DNR Lake Coordinator;
Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database
This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.
If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.

Amendment: Herbicide treatment for the control of Flowering Rush is added to the grant. All treatment programs and strategies for removal and control of Flowering Rush shall be approved by the DNR Lake Coordinator. Additionally, all reporting shall include a discussion of herbicide treatment as one of the control activities employed under this grant.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
9/1/2015
Waters Involved
White River Fl (Lower Pond)
Status
Complete

White River Lake Management District: White River Flowage Flowering Rush Rapid Response: The White River Flowage Lake Management District is sponsoring an Early Detection & Response project to control flowering rush on the White River Flowage (WBIC 151500).
Project final deliverables include: Annual and Final Reports with all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, control methodologies, results, and future management alternatives
Specific project activities include: 1) Survey flowage for flowering rush (FR); 2) GPS all areas were FR is found; 3) Organize volunteers; 4) Conduct hand-pulling activities; 5) Conduct post control monitoring; 6) Provide regular updates to DNR Lake Coordinator;
Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database
This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.
If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.

Amendment: Herbicide treatment for the control of Flowering Rush is added to the grant. All treatment programs and strategies for removal and control of Flowering Rush shall be approved by the DNR Lake Coordinator. Additionally, all reporting shall include a discussion of herbicide treatment as one of the control activities employed under this grant.


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
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
9/1/2001
Waters Involved
Lyman Lake
Status
Complete

Waushara County: Acq-Meinen Land Acquisition On Lyman/Hartford Lake: Waushara County proposes to purchase 70 acres of land known as the Meinen parcel on Lyman (Hartford) Lake to be used for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Marl Lake
Status
Complete

Waushara County: Lco-Waushara County Lakes Study And Plan (Group A Lakes): Phase Two of this Lake Planning study will involve up to seventeen Waushara County lakes (Group A) : Alpine Lake, Beans Lake, Bughs Lake, Curtis Lake, Deer Lake, Fish Lake, Little Hills Lake, Irogami Lake, Lake Huron, Long Lake, Marl Lake, Pine Lake, Pleasant Lake, Silver Lake, West Branch Mill P.(White River), White River Fl (Lower Pond), Witters Lake. The goals are to characterize the existing aquatic plant communities, characterize existing water quality, develop tools for relating lake water quality to land use, predict sensitivity of water and habitat quality to future changes in land use, identify critical landscape features, provide a practical summary of these results for use by citizens and county staff, and characterize and map levels of shoreline development and determine any relationships between development and wildlife communities.


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
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
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
West Branch Mill P.(White River)
Status
Complete

Waushara County: Lco-Waushara County Lakes Study And Plan (Group A Lakes): Phase Two of this Lake Planning study will involve up to seventeen Waushara County lakes (Group A) : Alpine Lake, Beans Lake, Bughs Lake, Curtis Lake, Deer Lake, Fish Lake, Little Hills Lake, Irogami Lake, Lake Huron, Long Lake, Marl Lake, Pine Lake, Pleasant Lake, Silver Lake, West Branch Mill P.(White River), White River Fl (Lower Pond), Witters Lake. The goals are to characterize the existing aquatic plant communities, characterize existing water quality, develop tools for relating lake water quality to land use, predict sensitivity of water and habitat quality to future changes in land use, identify critical landscape features, provide a practical summary of these results for use by citizens and county staff, and characterize and map levels of shoreline development and determine any relationships between development and wildlife communities.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
White River Fl (Lower Pond)
Status
Complete

Waushara County: Lco-Waushara County Lakes Study And Plan (Group A Lakes): Phase Two of this Lake Planning study will involve up to seventeen Waushara County lakes (Group A) : Alpine Lake, Beans Lake, Bughs Lake, Curtis Lake, Deer Lake, Fish Lake, Little Hills Lake, Irogami Lake, Lake Huron, Long Lake, Marl Lake, Pine Lake, Pleasant Lake, Silver Lake, West Branch Mill P.(White River), White River Fl (Lower Pond), Witters Lake. The goals are to characterize the existing aquatic plant communities, characterize existing water quality, develop tools for relating lake water quality to land use, predict sensitivity of water and habitat quality to future changes in land use, identify critical landscape features, provide a practical summary of these results for use by citizens and county staff, and characterize and map levels of shoreline development and determine any relationships between development and wildlife communities.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Witters Lake
Status
Complete

Waushara County: Lco-Waushara County Lakes Study And Plan (Group A Lakes): Phase Two of this Lake Planning study will involve up to seventeen Waushara County lakes (Group A) : Alpine Lake, Beans Lake, Bughs Lake, Curtis Lake, Deer Lake, Fish Lake, Little Hills Lake, Irogami Lake, Lake Huron, Long Lake, Marl Lake, Pine Lake, Pleasant Lake, Silver Lake, West Branch Mill P.(White River), White River Fl (Lower Pond), Witters Lake. The goals are to characterize the existing aquatic plant communities, characterize existing water quality, develop tools for relating lake water quality to land use, predict sensitivity of water and habitat quality to future changes in land use, identify critical landscape features, provide a practical summary of these results for use by citizens and county staff, and characterize and map levels of shoreline development and determine any relationships between development and wildlife communities.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/13/1995
Waters Involved
Marl Lake
Status
Complete

Marl Lake P & R District: Marl Lake Aquatic Plant Management Planning: Identify presence and distribution of aquatic plants in Marl Lake. Develop an aquatic plant management plan. Educate the community about the role of aquatic plants. Prepare a final report which will include tasks 1 - 3 listed above. The grantee willdisseminate information to the public by public meetings and fact sheets. Project results will be reposited with the district.


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

Marl Lake P & R District: Marl Lake Comprehensive Management Plan: Marl Lake District proposes to development of a comprehensive lake management plan that would be used as a guide for the future management, enhancement, and protection of Marl Lake and its watershed. Specifically, the project will delineate the lakes watershed and existing land use, collect baseline water quality conditions, conduct a comprehensive aquatic vegetation survey, and provide an information and education component.

A report in the form of a comprehensive lake management plan will be provided to the Department of Natural Resources in both a paper copy and an electronic copy. Information will be disseminated to the public via a project kickoff meeting, a presentation of the results at the completion of the project, news releases and through articles in the Marl Lake District newsletter.


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

Marl Lake P & R District: Marl Lake Management Planning Project Ph 1: Marl Lake District proposes to complete Phase 1 of aComprehensive Plan for their lake. Project deliverables include the following:

1. **9** Conduct Stakeholder participation process
2. **9** Assess watershed and water quality
3. **9** Review and integrate fisheries data


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

Marl Lake P & R District: Marl Lake Management Planning Project Ph 2: Marl Lake District proposes to complete Phase 2 of aComprehensive Plan for their lake. Project deliverables include the following:

1. **9** Complete CLP survey
2. **9** Complete comprehensive PI survey
3. **9** Map plant community types
4. **9** Complete Comprehensive Plan


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

Spring Lake Management District: Spring Lake Restoration & Mgt Df Study: The Spring Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct a diagnostic feasibility study that will include an evaluation of lake and tributary water quality, especially nutrients; survey of aquatic plants (emergent, submergents and floating leaf); and develop management options and water quality goals. The feasibility study report will include an aquatic plant survey with mapping of exotic species; a trophic condition appraisal of lake water, including a nutrient budget and TSI development; appraisal of tributary water quality; lake model development, including lake trophic response model including specific water quality goals; development of water budget, including inlet/outlet flow, groundwater flow and mapping; delineate watershed and conduct land use inventory; and management objective setting for aquatic plants and water quality. A final report will be developed and shared with the DNR.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
West Branch Mill P.(White River)
Status
Complete

White River Lake Management District: White River Lake Apm Survey & Mgt Plan: The White River Lake Management District proposes to conduct an Aquatic Plant Management survey and Plan development. Project deliverables include plant and soil sampling; create transect locations; management goals,objectives and alternatives; maps; lake use analysies; recommendations and a final report for educational purposes.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
White River Fl (Lower Pond)
Status
Complete

White River Lake Management District: White River Lake Apm Survey & Mgt Plan: The White River Lake Management District proposes to conduct an Aquatic Plant Management survey and Plan development. Project deliverables include plant and soil sampling; create transect locations; management goals,objectives and alternatives; maps; lake use analysies; recommendations and a final report for educational purposes.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2003
Waters Involved
White River Fl (Lower Pond)
Status
Complete

White River Flowage Assn: White River Flowage Apm Plan: The White River Flowage Association proposes to develop an aquatic plant management plan and conduct an aquatic plant survey. The survey will include 15 transects with 2 plant collections archived, one with the consultant Aron and Assoc, and one with White River Flowage Assoc. The aquatic plant management plan (APM plan) will follow existing DNR guidelines (rake coverage method*) and include: goals and objectives reached via a public participation process; a description of the public participation process utilized for goal and objectives setting; historical overview of White River Flowage (WRF) plant management; maps of the plant community, general lake structure, and sensitive areas; review of aesthetic qualities; review of lake use and lake use issues and any lake use ordinances specific to WRF; a review of APM alternatives specific to WRF; aquatic plant survey data, summary and GPS coordinates of all sampling points; a watershed overview with analysis relative to watershed factors that influence the WRF plant community.

The DNR will be adopting a revised plant survey protocol, including a "Point Intercept" method based on a grid rather than transects. The WRF is encouraged, but not required under this grant, to adopt this methodology. More information can be obtained by contacting you APM coordinator.


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2007
Waters Involved
Neshkoro Millpond
Status
Complete

Friends Of The White River Assn Inc.: Lower White River Preservation & Restoration Planning Project: The Friends of the White River Assn proposes to conduct a preservation and restoration planning project. The primary goals of this project will be to gather baseline information on the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the White River and Neshkoro Millpond and the surrounding watershed; to address excessive aquatic plant growth and the presence of exotic species; to identify and prioritize management concerns; and to provide information needed to make informed decisions regarding the future management of the waters both ecologically and sociologically. Deliverables include: Aquatic Plant/Sediment Depth Assessment: Conduct a point-intercept survey of submergent aquatic plants; Map the distribution and acreage of nuisance aquatic plants; Measure soft sediment depths at PI locations. Water Quality Assessment: Assess trophic condition of millpond; Develop Trophic State Indices (TSIs). Watershed Assessment: Delineate watershed boundaries via topographic maps; Document watershed land uses and cover types using standard use categories used in WILMs Lake Model Suite; Identify potential nutrient and other pollution loading sources. Citizen Participation: Present appraisal findings at public meeting; Present recommended strategy; Finalize public adopted strategy and incorpoarate into plan. Develop Final Aquatic Plant Management Plan


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2007
Waters Involved
Neshkoro Millpond
Status
In_Progress

Friends Of The White River Assn Inc.: Lower White River Preservation & Restoration Planning Project: The Friends of the White River Assn proposes to conduct a preservation and restoration planning project. The primary goals of this project will be to gather baseline information on the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the White River and Neshkoro Millpond and the surrounding watershed; to address excessive aquatic plant growth and the presence of exotic species; to identify and prioritize management concerns; and to provide information needed to make informed decisions regarding the future management of the waters both ecologically and sociologically. Deliverables include: Aquatic Plant/Sediment Depth Assessment: Conduct a point-intercept survey of submergent aquatic plants; Map the distribution and acreage of nuisance aquatic plants; Measure soft sediment depths at PI locations. Water Quality Assessment: Assess trophic condition of millpond; Develop Trophic State Indices (TSIs). Watershed Assessment: Delineate watershed boundaries via topographic maps; Document watershed land uses and cover types using standard use categories used in WILMs Lake Model Suite; Identify potential nutrient and other pollution loading sources. Citizen Participation: Present appraisal findings at public meeting; Present recommended strategy; Finalize public adopted strategy and incorpoarate into plan. Develop Final Aquatic Plant Management Plan


Grant Details
River Planning Grant
Date
7/1/2007
Waters Involved
White River
Status
Complete

Friends Of The White River Assn Inc.: Lower White River Preservation & Restoration Planning Project: The Friends of the White River Assn proposes to conduct a preservation and restoration planning project. The primary goals of this project will be to gather baseline information on the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the White River and Neshkoro Millpond and the surrounding watershed; to address excessive aquatic plant growth and the presence of exotic species; to identify and prioritize management concerns; and to provide information needed to make informed decisions regarding the future management of the waters both ecologically and sociologically. Deliverables include: Aquatic Plant/Sediment Depth Assessment: Conduct a point-intercept survey of submergent aquatic plants; Map the distribution and acreage of nuisance aquatic plants; Measure soft sediment depths at PI locations. Water Quality Assessment: Assess trophic condition of millpond; Develop Trophic State Indices (TSIs). Watershed Assessment: Delineate watershed boundaries via topographic maps; Document watershed land uses and cover types using standard use categories used in WILMs Lake Model Suite; Identify potential nutrient and other pollution loading sources. Citizen Participation: Present appraisal findings at public meeting; Present recommended strategy; Finalize public adopted strategy and incorpoarate into plan. Develop Final Aquatic Plant Management Plan


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
White River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Citizen-Based 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.
5/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based 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.
5/1/2012
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
 
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
 
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
 
White River WatershedWatershed History Note

The Village of Neshkoro and the City of Wautoma are located within the White River Watershed. Wisconsin was described as having similar climate and soil to that of Germany, and so, in 1847-48 with government land available, German immigrants came to the Neshkoro area. Some of the area's early industries included a foundry, brick manufacturer, harness shop, meat market, mercantile shop, woolen mill, grist mill, hotels and diners. Agriculture and farming also played a large part in Neshkoro's early history. The completion of the railroad in 1901 accounted for the continuing progress in Neshkoro's economy and growth. The building of the White River Power Company dates back to 1924 and included a concrete dam, tile powerhouse building, home and bridge across the lower White River, thus giving Neshkoro the nickname "the Old Mill Town".

Date  2011