Watershed - Upper Grand River (UF12)
Upper Grand River Watershed

Details

The Upper Grand River Watershed is located in Fond du Lac and Green Lake counties. It is 39,651 acres in size and contains 85 miles of rivers and streams, 41 acres of lake and 2,973 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (76%) and grasslands (8%) and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater and medium for nonpoint source issues affecting streams

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Upper Grand River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

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

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2006
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake P & R District: Little Green Lake Ais Control Project: SCOPE AMENDMENT: The Little Green Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to control Curly-leaf pondweed (CLP) and Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) through chemical treatment and preventative measures in Little Green Lake during the period 2007 - 2012 The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Little Green Protection and Rehabilitation District\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant Application, dated July 18, 2006. The project includes conducting annual pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys to monitor the extent of CLP and EWM and efficacy of treatments; treating CLP and EWM infested areas with aquatic herbicides; developing an Aquatic Plant Management plan, including the plant surveys recommended by the department; and conducting education and prevention activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including placing signs at boat landings and conducting watercraft inspections. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State\2019s online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the five-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that 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 will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand.


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
2/23/1996
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake Protection & Rehab. Dist.: Lmi-East Subwatershed Water & Sediment Control Basins: The Little Green Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to design and construct three water and sediment control basins in the east subwatershed of Little Green Lake. Further detail is provided on the attached cost estimate worksheet.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake P & R District: Res-Little Green Lake Destratification Project: The Little Green Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to install a circulation system consisting of compressors, air delivery lines, filter system, and a housing structure. The circulation system is designed to ensure sufficient oxygen concentrations in the deep-water areas of the lake. Oxygen in deep-water areas of the lake will reduce the release of phosphorous from the lake sediment and decrease the level of lake fertilization. This will result in improved water clarity and algae conditions thereby improving water quality conditions for recreation and aesthetics.

Local resources to be provided include volunteer services during installatiotn, volunteer services regarding project management, and financial contribution from Green Lake County.

The project deliverables will include design and installation of a system of compressors and airline sufficient to circulate lake water in the deepest portions of the lake generally greater than 15 feet; report of evaluation monitoring of lake nutrient and mixing conditions after the system becomes operational; and, conduct pre and post operation public informational meetings and prepare fact sheets (current lake conditions, descriptions of circ system, goals/benefits/ecological effects).


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

Little Green Lake P & R District: Acq-Little Green Lake (Scharschmidt) Land Acquisition: The Little Green Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to purchase 45.61 acres of land known as the Scharschmidt property to help prevent nutrient loading into Little Green Lake.


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
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
1/3/1991
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake P & R District: Little Green Lake Usgs Water Quality Monitoring: Water quality monitoring by the U.S. Geological Survey for 1991 through 1996. Sampling parameters are as described in table 1 of the application. An annual report will be submitted after each year of monitoring. Project includes preparation of a finalreport and a formal presentation to the public in 1996. Data reporting format to be worked out in consultation with Mark Sesing, DNR district (area) contact.Information to be disseminated to the public by newsletter mailings, entire report mailings, public meetings and local newspaper articles.Repositories for project results: City Hall, Markesan, WI, 53946.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/15/1993
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake Protection & Rehab. Dist.: Little Green Lake Management Planning: Continue to collect water quality data in 1993. Identify any trends.Conduct an aquatic plant survey.Preserve identified plant samples.Conduct a watershed inventory to identify nonpoint pollution sources, sediment loads and nutrients delivered to surface waters.Information will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, fact sheet, local newsletter articles, and public meetings. Project results will be reposited at the City Hall in Markesan, WI.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1997
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake Protection & Rehab. Dist.: Little Green Lake Management Planning: The Little Green Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to develop a lake management plan for Little Green Lake. Project activities include 1) conduct a needs analysis of the lake's problems through a lake residents' opinion survey, augmented by interviews, focus groups, public meetings with lake residents, local business people, and fishing club members, 2) prioritize identified problems, and 3) analyze alternative solutions to prioritized problems. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the lake management plan. The project results will be disseminated to the general public by news letter, fact sheets distributed, public meetings, local newspaper article and a comprehensive Management Plan will be also available at Caesticker Public Library, Green Lake & Markesan Public Libraries and Markesan City Hall.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1997
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake Protection & Rehab. Dist.: Little Green Lake Water Quality & Sediment Monitoring: The Little Green Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to contract with the US Geological Survey to monitor the water quality and lake-bed sediment chemistry of Little Green Lake. The following parameters will be included in the study: 1)Water chemistry 2) Phosphorus 3) Dissolved oxygen, tempurature & PH 4) Clarity (secchi disk readings) 5) Chorophyll 6) Lake levels. An annual report will include lake stage flucations, lake depth profiles, chemical constituents and water quality conditions. A final report will summarize all the years of study. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a papercopy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the general public bynewsletter mailing, public meeting,summary report mailing, local newspaper articles, TV/radio spots and a poster display. Copies of the reports will also be available at Markesan City Hall and Markesan Library.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1997
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake Protection & Rehab. Dist.: Little Green Lake Watershed Land Use And Stormwater Mangmt.: The Little Green Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to develop a watershed land use plan with a stormwater analysis component for Little Green Lake along with a facilities plan that addresses the possible extension of sewer service from the City of Markesan. The land use project activities include the following: 1) establish goals for land use and development; 2) inventory and analyze Watershed physical characteristics and natural resources; 3) determine trends and projections in population & land use; 4) review current land use regulations; 5) recommend future land use patterns; 6) recommend Watershed land use & water quality strategies; and 7) work with District Board to create an action plan for implementation. To support the planning activities described above, collect and/or create the data and GIS mapping needed to 1) identify land parcels within the watershed; 2) evaluate land use impacts; 3) determine soil suitability for basements and septic systems; 4) develop a digital elevation model that will be used with USGS information to analyze drainage patters; and 5) analyze environmentally sensitive areas. The facilities plan project activities include the following: 1) background information, 2) land use/population projections; 3) alternative sewer extension scenarios; 4) recommendations, and 5) maps. A comprehensive watershed land use plan and a facilities plan with be the final products of this project. The DNR will be provided with paper copies and electronic copies of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by public meeting(s) and newsletter mailings with copies of the project report available at Caesticker Public Library, Green Lake/markesan Public Library and Markesan City Hall.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake Protection & Rehab. Dist.: Little Green Lake Phosphorous Load Study: The Little Green Lake proposal is for the development of a limited phosphorous budget. These activities will develop the final product which is a P budget report that will quantify P loads from external and internal sources: 1) Review existing lake and watershed data, including discharge data from outlet, 2) Determine watershed P loading using existing watershed inventory data as input into a nutrient delivery model agreed to jointly by DNR and Sponsor, and 3) Apply a lake model to estimate the relative importance of external vs internal loading and lake response to P loading reductions. 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 public meetings, press release, summary brochure, newsletter, and a radio spot. Local cost share will be augmented by a donation from the Little Green Association.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1998
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake Protection & Rehab. Dist.: Little Green Lake Aquatic Plant Mgt Plan: The Little Green Lake proposal is for the development of an Aquatic Plant Management Plan. These activities will develop the final product which is an APM plan: 1) Goals and objectives development, 2) Review existing data and information, 3) Problem analysis, 4) Harvesting plan development, and 5) Aquatic plant restoration potential review. 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 public meetings, press release, summary brochure, newsletter, and a radio spot. Local cost share will be augmented with a donation from Little Green Association.


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

Little Green Lake Protection & Rehab. Dist.: Little Green Lake "P" Management: The Little Green Lake Rotection & Rehabilitation District proposes to develop an implementation plan for the installation of an artificial circulation system. Project deliverables include a statement of goals and objectives, review of existing information, plan development, and a final report. This report will be made public via newsletter, local library, City Hall, and local news media.

The scope is being amended to include pre-installation monitoring of an aeration system by a new intern. The increase in funds ($3,250 state share) will help cover time and travel expenses for the intern.


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

Green Lake County: Little Green Lake Best Management Practice Site Evaluation: Green Lake County proposes to conduct a multiple site analysis in the Little Green Lake watershed relative to locating the most efficient runoff water retention structures. Each site analysis will include:
1. Soils investigation, 2. breach analysis, 3. landowner participation evaluation. A report will be prepared that summarizes the results of each retention site feasibility analysis and will include specific recommendations detailing watershed pollution abatement strategies.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake P & R District: Little Green Lake Aquatic Restoration Plan: The Little Green Lake P&R District proposes to develop an aquatic restoration plan for their lake. This Plan will include aquatic plant, substrate and shoreland surveys. Information will be developed into an aquatic plant restoration plan. See project description submitted with application materials.


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
Upper Grand River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Fond du Lac
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Upper Grand River WatershedWatershed History Note

Early explorers and traders discovered the Markesan-Grand River Valley Area by way of the Great Lakes and the Fox River, however most of the early settlers walked in and came by wagons drawn by horses and oxen. The greatest influx of these settlers came after the building of the Military Road (1835-1837) by the United States Army; a road that connected 3 forts: Green Bay, Portage and Prairie du Chien. This road, now County Trunk Highway X in Green Lake County, passed through the Mackford Prairie only 4 miles south of Markesan. Other principal early roads soon connected this area with Watertown and Madison. Fairwater is a village within the watershed which was founded around the water power of the Grand River in 1848 and was incorporated in 1921.

Date  2011