Watershed - Swan Lake (UF15)
Swan Lake Watershed

Details

The Swan Lake Watershed is located in Green Lake and Columbia counties. It is 51,592 acres in size and contains 113 miles of rivers and streams, 943 acres of lakes and 6,862 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (48%), forest (19%), grasslands (16%) and wetlands (13%) and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater and medium for nonpoint source issues affecting streams.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Swan Lake Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Swan Lake Watershed is located primarily in the Central Sand Hills Ecological Landscape which is located in central Wisconsin at the eastern edge of what was once Glacial Lake Wisconsin. The landforms in this Ecological Landscape are a series of glacial moraines that were later partially covered by glacial outwash. The area is characterized by a mixture of farmland, woodlots, wetlands, small kettle lakes, and cold water streams, all on sandy soils. The mosaic of glacial moraine and pitted outwash throughout this Ecological Landscape has given rise to extensive wetlands in the outwash areas, and the headwaters of coldwater streams that originate in glacial moraines. The growing season is long enough for agriculture but the sandy soils limit agricultural productivity somewhat. Historic upland vegetation consisted of oak-forest, oak savanna, and tallgrass prairie. Fens were common in this Ecological Landscape and occurred along with wet-mesic prairie, wet prairie, and rare coastal plain marshes. Current vegetation is composed of more than one-third agricultural crops, and almost 20% grasslands with smaller amounts of open wetland, open water, shrubs, barren, and urban areas. The major forested type is oak-hickory, with smaller amounts of white-red-jack pine, maple-basswood, lowland hardwoods, aspen-birch, and spruce-fir.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
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
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Columbia County Lwcd: Lmi-Tmdl Development-Phase Ii-Park Lake: Columbia County Land and Water Conservation Department will conduct phase 2 of its TMDL development program for Park Lake. This phase will focus on continued monitoring along with the use of a graduate student to conduct water quality modeling to allow for final development of a TMDL for Park Lake, a 303(d) listed lake. The objectives of this study are to quantify P export from the watershed, and link water quality with nutrient loss from the land. Project deliverables include 1) monitoring of wetland effectiveness by measuring upstream and downstream flow and concentration; 2) Field-scale Snap-Plus and watershed-scale modeling; 3) simulating water quality changes caused by wetlands in this watershed using Army Corp PRE-WET model; 4) continuation of water quality monitoring/data collection along with targeting water sample collection adjacent to wetlands; 5) information/education efforts throughout project; and 6) compilation, documentation, and recommendations of findings. Education efforts include a news release, providing updates and final presentation through regular and annual meetings of the Lake District.


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
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Park Lake
Status
Complete

Columbia County Lwcd: Lmi-Tmdl Development-Phase Ii-Park Lake: Columbia County Land and Water Conservation Department will conduct phase 2 of its TMDL development program for Park Lake. This phase will focus on continued monitoring along with the use of a graduate student to conduct water quality modeling to allow for final development of a TMDL for Park Lake, a 303(d) listed lake. The objectives of this study are to quantify P export from the watershed, and link water quality with nutrient loss from the land. Project deliverables include 1) monitoring of wetland effectiveness by measuring upstream and downstream flow and concentration; 2) Field-scale Snap-Plus and watershed-scale modeling; 3) simulating water quality changes caused by wetlands in this watershed using Army Corp PRE-WET model; 4) continuation of water quality monitoring/data collection along with targeting water sample collection adjacent to wetlands; 5) information/education efforts throughout project; and 6) compilation, documentation, and recommendations of findings. Education efforts include a news release, providing updates and final presentation through regular and annual meetings of the Lake District.


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
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Columbia County Lwcd: Park Lake Watershed Impact Inventory: Watershed inventory including identification of high sources of nutrients, needed BMP's and working with landowners to find programs and funds to control upland sediment sources.


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

Columbia County Lwcd: Park Lake Mgmt. Plan Development: Scope: This grant is to complete a comprehensive lake management plan to help guide management decisions on Park Lake by funding a staff position within Columbia County LWCD. The plan will incorporate past studies, all available data, SH data, focus on control of watershed sources of nutrients and sediment, fisheries management, and improving the health of the lake with high levels of public participation.

Deliverables: See ranking points used to determine eligibility of award. Each ranking point describes a deliverable component of the final Lake Management Plan.


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

Columbia County Lwcd: Park Lake Watershed/Fox River Monitoring: Scope: This grant is to refine knowledge of watershed nutrient contributions via the two major branches of the Fox River draining to Park Lake to help complete the concurrent management plan. (An additional grant to continue this work for one more season will be requested). WAV volunteer monitoring of streams will be set up in the watershed, along with collection of baseline data to determine nutrient loading from the sub-basins. Data will be used to write the lake management plan.

Deliverables: The final report for this grant will summarize what was done and contain all raw data collected; the second grant to follow will have a full evaluation of the data. Plans are to arrange media coverage and a pre-project presentation/workshop, write a project summary report, public meeting to share phase 1 summary, show how/where the data are used in developing the management plan, and summarize the setup of the WAV monitoring.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Columbia County Lwcd: Park Lake Tmdl Phase I Monitoring: Columbia County proposes to collect watershed data in order to develop a TMDL in a future grant. In this phase I grant, they will collect tributary monitoring data for Park Lake twice/month Mar-Nov, and monthly Dec-Feb, plus event samples 5 times/yr. Volunteers will record daily precipitation Apr-Nov at 3 sites. Lake data will be sampled 7 times/yr, plus weekly Secchi depths. Results will be shared via regular public meetings with the Lake District. The final report will be submitted on paper and electronically, including all raw data. Deliverables include all data collected per grant application, (all raw data reported), news releases and meeting presentations; final report hard and electronic copies.

Please note: Final report deliverables help us ensure that the grant has been satisfactorily completed, and that state dollars are being spent wisely. Every deliverable, no matter how minor, must be completed in order to receive full reimbursement for the state share of costs. Ranking questions used to obtain this award, and specific deliverables mentioned in your grant description, constitute final report deliverables. If any deliverable is not adequately provided in the final report, only partial reimbursement, at the department's discretion, will be made. The only exception will be if there is a well-justified and department-approved scope amendment. If you have any question about what a specific ranking question or other deliverable means, please contact your lake coordinator BEFORE you sign this agreement.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Fox River
Status
Complete

Columbia County Lwcd: Park Lake Tmdl Phase Ii Monitoring: Columbia County proposes to use data collected under Phase I to calibrate, run and compare models: WILMS and SWAT, in order to prepare a TMDL for Park Lake. This Phase II grant does the data analysis. Results will be shared through regular public meetings. The final report can be combined with Phase I, and will be submitted on paper and electronically. Deliverables include calibrated modeling results and comparison, written up into final report, into which Phase I and II can be combined.

Please note: Final report deliverables help us ensure that the grant has been satisfactorily completed, and that state dollars are being spent wisely. Every deliverable, no matter how minor, must be completed in order to receive full reimbursement for the state share of costs. Ranking questions used to obtain this award, and specific deliverables mentioned in your grant description, constitute final report deliverables. If any deliverable is not adequately provided in the final report, only partial reimbursement, at the department's discretion, will be made. The only exception will be if there is a well-justified and department-approved scope amendment. If you have any question about what a specific ranking question or other deliverable means, please contact your lake coordinator BEFORE you sign this agreement.


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

Columbia County Lwcd: Lake Management Plan Dev- Swan Lake: Columbia County Land & Water Conservation Department will develop a citizen-input based lake management plan for Swan Lake, Columbia County. Data collected includes near-shore fish survey, water chemistry sampling, and a shoreland health inventory. The planning team will compile sport fishery data, water quality data, and other historical information. They will also draft a slow-no-wake emergency ordinance to help protect shorelines during high water events. A sociological survey and numerous public meetings will invite public input, as well as serve as a venue to share results. The final report will be posted on the Columbia County LWCD website.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1991
Waters Involved
Park Lake
Status
Complete

Park Lane Management District: Park Lane Watershed And Water Quality Assessment Study: Hydrologic budget will be evaluated on watershed delineation on a topographic map; collection of evaporation and precipitation data; computation of lake stage and storage through use of recording guage and bathymetric map. Phosphorus budget will bedeveloped by: collection of approximately 60 samples from Fox River inflow to be analyzed for phosphorus concentration; monitoring of in-lake water-column phosphorus at two sites as described in part II, #2 of project proposal in application; estimationof internal phosphorus loading from bottom sediments; monthly sampling of phosphorus concentration in lake outflow. Quantification of lake water chemistry by periodic sample collection and depth profiles; data collected will be reported to DNR andpublished in USGS annual report. Information will be disseminated to the public through public meetings, newsletter mailings and local media. Project results will be reposited at:


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
11/2/1992
Waters Involved
Park Lake
Status
Complete

Park Lane Management District: Park Lake Water Quality Assessment: The Park Lake Management District Proposes to develop a hydrologic budget and a phosphorus budget for the Park Lake; describe and quantify the lake's water chemistry; and evaluate the trophic status of the lake. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report summarizing project activities. Information about the project results will be disseminated to the public by newspaper articles, public meetings, and radio/TV spots.


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

Park Lane Management District: Park Lake Watershed Management Plan: The Park Lake Management District will develop a management strategy that will improve water quality, restore and enhance habitat, and increase citizen involvement in District activities.

A full description of the projects goals, objectives, and deliverables is available in the grant application which is is part of this agreement.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Park Lake
Status
Complete

Columbia County Lwcd: Park Lake Watershed Impact Inventory: Watershed inventory including identification of high sources of nutrients, needed BMP's and working with landowners to find programs and funds to control upland sediment sources.


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

Columbia County Lwcd: Park Lake Mgmt. Plan Development: Scope: This grant is to complete a comprehensive lake management plan to help guide management decisions on Park Lake by funding a staff position within Columbia County LWCD. The plan will incorporate past studies, all available data, SH data, focus on control of watershed sources of nutrients and sediment, fisheries management, and improving the health of the lake with high levels of public participation.

Deliverables: See ranking points used to determine eligibility of award. Each ranking point describes a deliverable component of the final Lake Management Plan.


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

Columbia County Lwcd: Park Lake Watershed/Fox River Monitoring: Scope: This grant is to refine knowledge of watershed nutrient contributions via the two major branches of the Fox River draining to Park Lake to help complete the concurrent management plan. (An additional grant to continue this work for one more season will be requested). WAV volunteer monitoring of streams will be set up in the watershed, along with collection of baseline data to determine nutrient loading from the sub-basins. Data will be used to write the lake management plan.

Deliverables: The final report for this grant will summarize what was done and contain all raw data collected; the second grant to follow will have a full evaluation of the data. Plans are to arrange media coverage and a pre-project presentation/workshop, write a project summary report, public meeting to share phase 1 summary, show how/where the data are used in developing the management plan, and summarize the setup of the WAV monitoring.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Park Lake
Status
Complete

Columbia County Lwcd: Park Lake Tmdl Phase I Monitoring: Columbia County proposes to collect watershed data in order to develop a TMDL in a future grant. In this phase I grant, they will collect tributary monitoring data for Park Lake twice/month Mar-Nov, and monthly Dec-Feb, plus event samples 5 times/yr. Volunteers will record daily precipitation Apr-Nov at 3 sites. Lake data will be sampled 7 times/yr, plus weekly Secchi depths. Results will be shared via regular public meetings with the Lake District. The final report will be submitted on paper and electronically, including all raw data. Deliverables include all data collected per grant application, (all raw data reported), news releases and meeting presentations; final report hard and electronic copies.

Please note: Final report deliverables help us ensure that the grant has been satisfactorily completed, and that state dollars are being spent wisely. Every deliverable, no matter how minor, must be completed in order to receive full reimbursement for the state share of costs. Ranking questions used to obtain this award, and specific deliverables mentioned in your grant description, constitute final report deliverables. If any deliverable is not adequately provided in the final report, only partial reimbursement, at the department's discretion, will be made. The only exception will be if there is a well-justified and department-approved scope amendment. If you have any question about what a specific ranking question or other deliverable means, please contact your lake coordinator BEFORE you sign this agreement.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Park Lake
Status
Complete

Columbia County Lwcd: Park Lake Tmdl Phase Ii Monitoring: Columbia County proposes to use data collected under Phase I to calibrate, run and compare models: WILMS and SWAT, in order to prepare a TMDL for Park Lake. This Phase II grant does the data analysis. Results will be shared through regular public meetings. The final report can be combined with Phase I, and will be submitted on paper and electronically. Deliverables include calibrated modeling results and comparison, written up into final report, into which Phase I and II can be combined.

Please note: Final report deliverables help us ensure that the grant has been satisfactorily completed, and that state dollars are being spent wisely. Every deliverable, no matter how minor, must be completed in order to receive full reimbursement for the state share of costs. Ranking questions used to obtain this award, and specific deliverables mentioned in your grant description, constitute final report deliverables. If any deliverable is not adequately provided in the final report, only partial reimbursement, at the department's discretion, will be made. The only exception will be if there is a well-justified and department-approved scope amendment. If you have any question about what a specific ranking question or other deliverable means, please contact your lake coordinator BEFORE you sign this agreement.


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

Columbia County Lwcd: Lake Management Plan Dev- Swan Lake: Columbia County Land & Water Conservation Department will develop a citizen-input based lake management plan for Swan Lake, Columbia County. Data collected includes near-shore fish survey, water chemistry sampling, and a shoreland health inventory. The planning team will compile sport fishery data, water quality data, and other historical information. They will also draft a slow-no-wake emergency ordinance to help protect shorelines during high water events. A sociological survey and numerous public meetings will invite public input, as well as serve as a venue to share results. The final report will be posted on the Columbia County LWCD website.


Grant Details
Total Maximum Daily Load
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Rock Spring Run
Status
Complete

Columbia County Lwcd: Jerome Cigelski Farm Noi: To cost-share installation of manure management, barnyard runoff and streambank protection practices in order to satisfy the NOI written to cure violations of the performance standards and prohibitions dealing with prevention of overflow from manure storage facilities, prevention of direct runoff from a feedlot or stored manure into waters of the state and unlimited livestock access.


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.

Swan Lake Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Fish Management, Access
Fish Eradication on Park Lake
Date
Status
1/1/2012
Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Columbia
1/1/2011
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor or Propose 303(d) Listing
303d List Validation Monitoring
Date
Status
Monitor to validate that sediment is a pollutant causing an FAL impairment.
6/9/2011
Proposed
 
Swan Lake WatershedWatershed History Note

The City of Pardeeville is located along the shores of Swan Lake in Columbia County. Pardeeville was named after the man who gave the village its start. In 1848, New York native and Milwaukee merchant, John S. Pardee, hired agents to oversee his Fox River land holdings and to establish business operations from this location. Yates Ashley, the most notable of Pardee's agents, managed the on-site operations and surveyed and platted the town in 1850. Although railroad tracks were laid here in 1857, real growth did not begin until after the 1870's. By 1899, Pardeeville boasted two hotels, a flour mill, a grain elevator, a creamery, several potato warehouses, a lumber yard and a bank. In 1901, the Belmont Hotel was built adjacent to Pardeeville's railroad depot, to serve travelers from the six daily trains that passed through the village at the time. The three-story Belmont Hotel is constructed of concrete block and is the most prominent example of Pardeeville's concrete block commercial buildings. In 1973, Mrs. Myrtle Lintner-Spear donated the 32-room building to the Columbia County Historical Society for use as a museum. The Belmont Hotel was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. In 1910, Angie Williams Cox donated books to the organization that eventually evolved into the public library that exists today. Angie W. Cox (1870-1955) played a continuing role through financial contributions to the development of the library that bears her name. A major milestone in the library's history was its legal establishment as a corporation (but not as a public library) in 1925. The Articles of Organization for the library were signed by the library board on October 24, 1925 and the State of Wisconsin granted it corporation status on November 5, 1925. A major controversy developed over a provision in the Articles of Organization that prohibited Catholics from serving on the library board. The controversy led to a legal battle over the support of the library by the City of Pardeeville. The legal issue was finally resolved by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1929. It determined that the provision prohibiting Catholics on the library board did not prevent support by the City as long as the library was open to all members of the public. In 1985 when Columbia County became a member of the South Central Library System, the Division for Library Services required that the Pardeeville library be established as a public library under Wisconsin Statutes in order to become a member of the library system. It complied with this requirement and an existing building was remodeled in 1934 with contributions from Angie Cox and was dedicated as a public library. The library continues to occupy this same building today.

Date  2011