Watershed - Buffalo and Puckaway Lakes (UF10)
Buffalo and Puckaway Lakes Watershed

Details

The Buffalo and Puckaway Lakes Watershed is located in Marquette, Green Lake and Columbia counties. The watershed is 144,072 acres in size and contains 305 miles of streams and rivers, 5,877 acres of lakes and 35,513 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (27%), wetlands (24%), forest (23%) and grasslands (16%) and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Buffalo and Puckaway Lakes Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

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
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Buffalo Lake
Status
Complete

Buffalo Lake Protect & Rehab District: Buffalo Lake Water Quality Monitoring Project: The Buffalo Lake project is a USGS water quality trend monitoring effort. Four years of monitoring will be conducted and parallel to the DNR's LTTM program protocol. The goals are to determine current trophic conditions, assess conditions at Buffalo Lake relative to other regional lakes, and build a database for determining trends. These products will be developed: 1) Data will be published in USGS "Water quality and Lake Stage Data for Wisconsin Lakes," 2) Annual summaries, and 3) Final summary report. The DNR will be provided with two paper copies and an electronic copy of the report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletters, fact sheets, public meetings and news articles.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2000
Waters Involved
Buffalo Lake
Status
Complete

Buffalo Lake Protection & Rehab District: Buffalo Lake Apm Plan: The Buffalo Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to compile an aquatic plant management plan for Buffalo Lake. The project will consist of historical management activities, recommendations and alternatives, objectives and equipment needs, fisheries assessment, and communications of these results.

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
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Buffalo Lake
Status
Complete

Buffalo Lake Protection & Rehab District: Buffalo Lake Comprehensive Lake Management Plan Phase 2: The Buffalo Lake Protection & Rehab District proposes to develop a lake management plan to include:

1. Information and Education component that includes watershed delineation/mapping,
watershed evaluation, and shallow lake ecological concepts,citizen survey
2. Water quality appraisal and trophic condition determination
3. The final Lake Management Plan including a citizen participation process
4. Specific actions are identified within the original planning grant proposal


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Buffalo Lake
Status
Complete

Buffalo Lake Protection & Rehab District: Buffalo Lake Comprehensive Lake Mangement Plan Ph 1: The Buffalo Lake Protection & Rehab District proposes to develop a lake management plan to include:

1. Information and Education component that includes watershed delineation/mapping,
watershed evaluation, and shallow lake ecological concepts,citizen survey
2. An aquatic plant survey including mapping of EWM and ID of all species
3. Plant community mapping
4. Specific actions are identified within the original planning grant proposal


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

Buffalo Lake Protection & Rehab District: Buffalo Lake Education Initiative & Mgnt Plan Phase 3: The Buffalo Lake P&R District proposes to conduct an education initiative and complete their efforts for a Lake Management Plan. This project will include the development of lake fair, newsletter, and website. This project is an added phase relevant to earlier intiatives including watershed analysis, water quality appraisal and plant surveys. See project description submitted with application materials.


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

Buffalo Lake Protection & Rehab District: Buffalo Lake Mgmt Plan Update: Buffalo Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a large scale planning grant focused on updating and rewriting sections of their lake management plan following a 2 year drawdown of the lake to replace the dam.
Project activities include:
\2022 Phosphorus loading using WiLMS
\2022 Immediate shoreline survey
\2022 Course woody debris survey
\2022 Water quality assessment
\2022 Various aquatic plant surveys
\2022 Stakeholder survey

Project deliverables include:
Comprehensive Lake Management Plan including the following:
\2022 Phosphorus loading estimates from watershed (WiLMS)
o Scenarios developed to assess how changes in watershed would impact water quality
o Internal load estimates
\2022 Immediate shoreline survey
o Map delineating the shoreline from water\2019s edge to about 35\2019 shoreward
o Coarse woody debris map
\2022 Water quality assessment
o Sample collection 6 times per year following WDNR long term trend monitoring protocol
o Chemistry analysis
o Dissolved oxygen and temperature profiles
o Carlson TSI
\2022 Aquatic plant surveys
o Early season AIS survey
o Point Intercept survey
o EWM peak-biomass survey
o Aquatic plant community mapping survey
\00BF Maps/raw data for all surveys
o Comparison with past surveys
\2022 Web-based stakeholder survey
o Survey results
\2022 Work with the lake stakeholders to possibly develop a water level management plan
\2022 Management, protection, enhancement alternatives and recommendations
o Tangible
o Realistic
o Including 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
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

Buffalo Lake Protection & Rehab District: Buffalo Lake Mgmt Plan Update: Buffalo Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District is sponsoring a large scale planning grant focused on updating and rewriting sections of their lake management plan following a 2 year drawdown of the lake to replace the dam.
Project activities include:
\2022 Phosphorus loading using WiLMS
\2022 Immediate shoreline survey
\2022 Course woody debris survey
\2022 Water quality assessment
\2022 Various aquatic plant surveys
\2022 Stakeholder survey

Project deliverables include:
Comprehensive Lake Management Plan including the following:
\2022 Phosphorus loading estimates from watershed (WiLMS)
o Scenarios developed to assess how changes in watershed would impact water quality
o Internal load estimates
\2022 Immediate shoreline survey
o Map delineating the shoreline from water\2019s edge to about 35\2019 shoreward
o Coarse woody debris map
\2022 Water quality assessment
o Sample collection 6 times per year following WDNR long term trend monitoring protocol
o Chemistry analysis
o Dissolved oxygen and temperature profiles
o Carlson TSI
\2022 Aquatic plant surveys
o Early season AIS survey
o Point Intercept survey
o EWM peak-biomass survey
o Aquatic plant community mapping survey
\00BF Maps/raw data for all surveys
o Comparison with past surveys
\2022 Web-based stakeholder survey
o Survey results
\2022 Work with the lake stakeholders to possibly develop a water level management plan
\2022 Management, protection, enhancement alternatives and recommendations
o Tangible
o Realistic
o Including 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
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
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Lake Emery
Status
Complete

Emery Lake Protection & Rehab District: Emery Lake Appraisal & Plan Development: The Emery Lake P & R District proposes to conduct an appraisal of their lake and develop a management plan. This project will include aquatic plant and shoreland appraisals which will be developed into an aquatic plant restoration plan. It will also provide a lakeshore resident survey, water quality sampling and watershed analysis. See project description submitted with application materials.


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
5/26/1995
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Portage: Silver Lake Management Planning: 1) Provide baseline chemical and physical data on the lake. 2) Conduct an aquatic macrophyte survey. 3) Prepare an aquatic macrophyte management plan. 4) Determine trophic classification. 5) Prepare a lake management plan. 6) Prepare a finalreport which include the tasks listed above. 7) The grantee will disseminate information to the public by newsletter mailings, entire report mailings, public meetings, summary report mailings, and a comprehensive management plan. The grantee willprovide the Department of Natural Resources with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Project results will be reposited at the local library and City Hall.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Portage: Silver Lake Aquatic Plant Survey: This grant is to collects plant data with a point intercept lake survey. Sediment data will be collected at each point, and voucher specimens collected and pressed. A riparian land use survey will also be done.

The survey will follow recommendations made in the DNR Guidance.

Deliverables: See the grant application, ranking questions and DNR APM planning guidance document.

Point intercept sample points will be obtained by calling Jennifer Hauxwell at DNR.

Herbarium samples will be distributed to the City of Portage, Southcentral Region DNR office, and the University of Wisconsin Herbarium, c/o Ted Cochrane.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Portage: Silver Lake Wq Monitoring Project: This grant will collect baseline water quality data, delineate watershed boundaries and land uses to estimate internal and external nutrient loads, develop a lake response model for watershed improvement activites and contribute data to help develop an APM plan and large scale management activities for Silver Lake. This grant is part one of three grants, all which contributed to the ranking score. Part two is aquatic plant survey, and part three is development of an APM plan and large scale management activities.

Deliverables:

A final report, including all raw data, will be provided on hard copy to all stakeholders. In addition, a CD containing a pdf. file of the report will be submitted to the DNR Lake Coordinator for posting on the internet.

Color printed maps will be provided along with the GIS data used to create them.

Water quality samples will include all samples listed in the text of the application as well as the final SLOH cost spreadsheet.

A public meeting will be held with the City of Portage to share the results of this grant.

Deliverables specifically include the following items that provided eligible points in the ranking score:
A4, C1, C2, D1, D2, and D3.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Portage: Silver Lake Apm Plan Development: Scope: A plant survey has already been conducted on the 2 basins of Silver Lake. This grant is to create an organized and publicly supported APM plan by doing a public use survey to assess the perceived problems with the lake, write a plan for management of the lake and an educational plan, make monitoring recommendations and recommendations for watershed improvement.

Deliverables: An APM plan that meets the criteria outlined in the DNR Guidance, using the plan checklist for comparison; documentation of the routes of public input that were used, a copy of the public use survey, all raw data from this survey, and a summary of how the survey results were used to craft the final plan; a complete summary of management history with references; the plan will end with recommendations as listed on page 5 of the application (Paragraph 1), including a detailed description of the importance of each water quality parameter that is recommended for collection. The final plan will be presented at a lake association meeting. In addition, see ranking questions A2, A5, A6, B2, E1, and E3, which also describe deliverables.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Portage: Silver Lake Aquatic Plant Survey: This grant is to collects plant data with a point intercept lake survey. Sediment data will be collected at each point, and voucher specimens collected and pressed. A riparian land use survey will also be done.

The survey will follow recommendations made in the DNR Guidance.

Deliverables: See the grant application, ranking questions and DNR APM planning guidance document.

Point intercept sample points will be obtained by calling Jennifer Hauxwell at DNR.

Herbarium samples will be distributed to the City of Portage, Southcentral Region DNR office, and the University of Wisconsin Herbarium, c/o Ted Cochrane.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Portage: Silver Lake Wq Monitoring Project: This grant will collect baseline water quality data, delineate watershed boundaries and land uses to estimate internal and external nutrient loads, develop a lake response model for watershed improvement activites and contribute data to help develop an APM plan and large scale management activities for Silver Lake. This grant is part one of three grants, all which contributed to the ranking score. Part two is aquatic plant survey, and part three is development of an APM plan and large scale management activities.

Deliverables:

A final report, including all raw data, will be provided on hard copy to all stakeholders. In addition, a CD containing a pdf. file of the report will be submitted to the DNR Lake Coordinator for posting on the internet.

Color printed maps will be provided along with the GIS data used to create them.

Water quality samples will include all samples listed in the text of the application as well as the final SLOH cost spreadsheet.

A public meeting will be held with the City of Portage to share the results of this grant.

Deliverables specifically include the following items that provided eligible points in the ranking score:
A4, C1, C2, D1, D2, and D3.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

City Of Portage: Silver Lake Apm Plan Development: Scope: A plant survey has already been conducted on the 2 basins of Silver Lake. This grant is to create an organized and publicly supported APM plan by doing a public use survey to assess the perceived problems with the lake, write a plan for management of the lake and an educational plan, make monitoring recommendations and recommendations for watershed improvement.

Deliverables: An APM plan that meets the criteria outlined in the DNR Guidance, using the plan checklist for comparison; documentation of the routes of public input that were used, a copy of the public use survey, all raw data from this survey, and a summary of how the survey results were used to craft the final plan; a complete summary of management history with references; the plan will end with recommendations as listed on page 5 of the application (Paragraph 1), including a detailed description of the importance of each water quality parameter that is recommended for collection. The final plan will be presented at a lake association meeting. In addition, see ranking questions A2, A5, A6, B2, E1, and E3, which also describe deliverables.


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
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
White Lake
Status
Complete

White Lake Mgmt District: White Lake Comp Management Plan Project Phase 1: The White Lake project will develop Phase 1 of a comprehensive mangement plan. The project will develop a Phase 1 report that includes results and recommendations regarding these activities: 1) I&E program including semi-annual newsletter, meetings, news releases, summary brochure, 2) Historic information and data will be reviewed and summarized in the report, 3) Water quality monitoring for a year, LTTM protocol, 4) Aquatic plant survey based on results of rake transect methodology, 5) Watershed survey will include a land use survey, P loading estimates and sensitive area designation, and 6) Public access review will examine the existing status and make recommendations. The DNR will be provided with two paper copies and an electronic copy of the report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletters, public meetings, news articles, comprehensive management plan (Phase 1) and a summary brochure.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1999
Waters Involved
Williams Lake
Status
Complete

Williams Lake Protection & Rehab District: Williams Lake Apm Survey & Mgt Plan: The Williams Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to conduct an Aquatic Plant Survey and using that data, develop an APM Plan. Project deliverables include modified lin-transect method of sampling, one sampling period in mid-summer, identification of plant problems, recommendations for plant control and equipment evaluation. A final report will be provided to the District for future educational purposes, and the DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report.


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

Williams Lake District: Williams Lake I&E And Apm Survey Phase 2: The Williams Lake P&R District proposes to conduct an information and education project, along with an aquatic plant survey on their lake. This project will an appraisal of aquatic plants as well as their Lake Education Initiative. See project description submitted with application materials.


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

Williams Lake District: Williams Lake Watershed And P Appraisal Phase 1: The Williams Lake P&R District proposes to contuct a watershed and phosphorous appraisal on their lake. This appraisal will include watershed, water quality and P load modelling. See project description submitted with application materials.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Buffalo Lake
Status
Complete

Buffalo Lake Protection & Rehab District: Buffalo Lake District: The goal of this project is to protect, restore and expand the lotus beds on Buffalo Lake. The lotus beds are important to Buffalo because they can effectively block invasive plant colonization, hold sediment in place, clarify the water, provide excellent fish habitat, increase eco-tourism and provide a valuable aesthetic beauty.

Project activities include: 1) Inform public of the existence of sensitive habitat areas; 2) Install informational signs at boat launches and informational buoys around the lotus beds; 3) Lotus re-seeding

Project deliverables include: 1) Pictures of signs and buoys on the lake; 2) map of current lotus beds and areas of re-seeding.


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
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Buffalo Lake Protection & Rehab District: Buffalo Lake District: The goal of this project is to protect, restore and expand the lotus beds on Buffalo Lake. The lotus beds are important to Buffalo because they can effectively block invasive plant colonization, hold sediment in place, clarify the water, provide excellent fish habitat, increase eco-tourism and provide a valuable aesthetic beauty.

Project activities include: 1) Inform public of the existence of sensitive habitat areas; 2) Install informational signs at boat launches and informational buoys around the lotus beds; 3) Lotus re-seeding

Project deliverables include: 1) Pictures of signs and buoys on the lake; 2) map of current lotus beds and areas of re-seeding.


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
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Williams Lake District: Williams Lake Ais Control Strategy Update: The Williams Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District will conduct a lake planning grant project which will gather plant data for updating APM planning of Williams Lake. The principle action will be conducting a PI survey, along with data analysis, interpretation and recommendations. The deliverable will be a single report summarizing findings and treatment options for aquatic plants. If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the Department Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. The Department shall receive both paper and electronic PDF copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of the grantee's final payment request.


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

Williams Lake District: Williams Lake Ais Control Strategy Update: The Williams Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District will conduct a lake planning grant project which will gather plant data for updating APM planning of Williams Lake. The principle action will be conducting a PI survey, along with data analysis, interpretation and recommendations. The deliverable will be a single report summarizing findings and treatment options for aquatic plants. If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the Department Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. The Department shall receive both paper and electronic PDF copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of the grantee's final payment request.


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
Buffalo and Puckaway Lakes Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Columbia
1/1/2011
In Progress
Projects
 
Sediment Remediation Phase 2 - Extent Assessment
Portage Canal Extent Assessment 2013
Date
Status
Continued sediment sampling to bolster contaminant sampling conducted in 2004. This project will collect basic data to support the estimation of sediment thickness and sediment volumes at the Portage River Canal in Portage, Wisconsin.
3/13/2013
In Progress
Projects
 
Buffalo and Puckaway Lakes WatershedWatershed History Note

The Fox River flows eastward through the middle of the city of Montello, where it is dammed, causing Buffalo Lake to form on the upstream side of the city. Puckaway Lake is formed by a widening of the Fox River further downstream. The boyhood home of John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, is located near Ennis Lake within the watershed. Montello is also well known for its granite which was highly valued for its durability and strength. The Montello Granite Company's quarry opened around 1880 and was operated until the 1960's. Among the more important pieces of work made from this granite are the Custer monument and the monuments to Wisconsin soldiers at Gettysburg and Chickamauga. The sarcophagi for General and Mrs. U.S. Grant at Riverside Park, New York, were hewn from Montello granite, having been selected by a special commission in competition with granite from many parts of the world.

Date  2011