Watershed - Shawano Lake (WR15)
Shawano Lake Watershed

Details

The Shawano Lake Watershed covers 62 square miles in Shawano and Menominee Counties. A majority of the planning area is contained within this watershed with the 6,178-acre Shawano Lake as the main water resource. Shawano Lake is a hardwater drainage lake up to 40 feet deep and is an important year round recreational waterbody. This lake experiences excessive weed growth during July and August, which is likely associated with non-point source pollution (i.e., phosphorus from lawn fertilizers, etc.). Other small lakes included in this watershed are Loon Lake, Washington Lake, Lulu Lake, White Clay Lake and Lily Lake. Rivers and streams associated with this subwatershed include the Shawano Lake Outlet, Duchess Creek, Loon Creek, and Murray Creek. This watershed has been ranked as being a high priority for selection as a Priority Watershed Project.

Date  2001

Population, Land Use

The landscape in the watershed is covered by a relatively balanced mix of forests (30%), agriculture (29%), open water (16%), and wetlands (15%). Additionally, within the 71.2 square mile watershed, there are 76 miles of streams, 6,948 acres of wetlands, and 7,528 total lake acres. Municipalities in the watershed include the City of Shawano (partial) and the Village of Cecil. Cecil is the only point source discharger in the watershed.

Date  2010

Nonpoint and Point Sources

The watershed, which had been predominantly wooded, has been partially developed by the Shawano Industrial Park. This has caused problems with nonpoint pollution in the headwaters from street and parking lot runoff. The southern and east­ern portions of the watershed are primarily agricultural (accounting for approximately 10% of the watershed) and runoff from this area can have a negative impact on the water quality of the lakes. Municipalities in the watershed include the City of Shawano (partial) and the Village of Cecil. Cecil is the only point source discharger in the watershed.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Shawano Lake Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Shawano Lake Watershed lies in two ecological landscapes: the Northeast Sands and the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal. The Northeast Sands Ecological Landscape occupies a relatively narrow, vertical band of land in northeast Wisconsin. This landscape formed in glacial outwash sand plains (some of them pitted), and has steep outcropping Precambrian bedrock knolls of basalt, rhyolite, or granite. Sandy ground moraines and end moraines are also interspersed in the landscape. Historically, extensive oak/jack pine barrens and jack pine forests were found in the outwash sand portions of this Ecological Landscape. Moraines supported forests of hardwoods, red pine, and white pine. Outwash plains often contained pitted depressions, resulting in numerous wetlands and kettle lakes. Most of this Ecological Landscape is still forested; aspen predominates, followed by northern hardwoods. Jack pine remains on the outwash plains along with northern pin oak. There are several important occurrences of jack pine/oak barren communities. A small percentage of this Ecological Landscape contains spruce-fir-cedar forest and lowland hardwood forest. The Brazeau Swamp is one of the best representations of large cedar swamp forests in northern Wisconsin. The Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape is located in northeastern Wisconsin, and includes Green Bay and the northern part of the Door Peninsula. Its landforms consist of the Niagara escarpment, a prominent dolomite outcropping along the east side of Green Bay, a lacustrine plain along the west side of Green Bay, and ground moraine elsewhere. Low sand dunes and beach ridges that support Great Lakes endemics and many other rare species are found along the Great Lakes shoreline. The influence of Lake Michigan moderates extreme temperatures. Soils are very diverse; in some areas, lacustrine sands are found overlying clays or bedrock within only a few feet of the surface. In the Door Peninsula, soils are typically stony loamy sands to loams. Poorly drained sands are common in the lake plain or in depressions between dunes and beach ridges. On the western side of Green Bay, the ground moraine is composed mostly of moderately well drained, rocky sandy loams, interspersed with lacustrine sands and clays, and peat and muck also common. Historic vegetation included maple-basswood-beech forest, hemlock-hardwood forest, northern white cedar swamp, hardwood-conifer swamp, wet meadows, and coastal marshes. Conifer dominated upland forests that resemble the boreal forest were present along Lake Michigan; they contain a significant component of white spruce and balsam fir. Cliffs, sinkholes, and dolomite ledges are associated with the Niagara Escarpment. Current vegetation consists of more than 60% non-forested land, most of which is in agricultural crops, with smaller amounts of grassland, wetland, shrubland, and urbanized areas. Forested lands are dominated by maple-basswood, with smaller amounts of lowland hardwoods, aspen-birch, and lowland conifers. High quality areas of exposed alkaline bedrock beach occur on the northern Door Peninsula, providing habitat for many rare plants. Several islands lie off the Door Peninsula and these also provide critical habitat for rare species and colonially nesting birds.

Date  2010

Hydrologic Features

The Shawano Lake Watershed’s dominant feature is Shawano Lake, which is intercon­nected to a series of inlet and outlet tributar­ies. The streams are differentiated by model results depicting flow and temperature, re­sulting in an estimate of 4.7 miles of coldwa­ter streams, 1.8 miles of cool (cold transition) headwaters, 14.7 miles of cool (warm transi­tion) headwaters, 2.48 miles of cool (warm transition) mainstem streams, 11.5 miles of macroinvertebrate streams, 4.2 miles of warm headwaters, 3 miles of Warm mainstem streams, and 30 miles where no classification is determined (likely due to the small size of the waters).

Date  2010

Shawano Lake Watershed At-a-Glance

Impaired Water in Shawano Lake Watershed

Lakes and Impoundments

The main lakes in the watershed include: Shawano Lake, White Clay Lake and Washington Lake. These lakes are described below. Shawano Lake is heavily used year-round for recreation and is economically significant to Shawano County. In general, Shawano Lake has relatively good water quality for a shallow drainage lake. The lake tends to have enriched sediment and relatively shallow depths which results in good growing conditions and light penetration for aquatic plant growth in more than half of the lake. White Clay Lake is a 234-acre spring lake in Shawano County. This is one of the long term trend lakes and is monitored several times each year by the DNR. Citizen volunteers also monitor White Clay Lake. Previous studies have concluded that the lake water quality is impacted by nonpoint sources of pollution. There is no current management on White Clay Lake. Washington Lake is a 75-acre lake connected to Shawano Lake via a small channel. Maximum lake depth is 18 feet. The Washington Lake Management District is currently extensively managing Eurasian watermilfoil on an annual basis. Citizen volunteers monitor Washington Lake.

Date  2010

Wetland Health

Wetland Status The Shawano Lake Watershed exists within Shawano and Menominee Counties in the Wolf River Basin. An estimated 15% of the current land uses in the watershed are wetlands. Roughly, 70% of the original wetlands in the watershed are estimated to exist. Of these wetlands, forested wetlands (75%) and shrub wetlands (16%) dominate the landscape. Wetland Condition Little is known about the condition of the remaining wetlands but estimates of reed canary grass infestations, an opportunistic aquatic invasive wetland plant, into different wetland types has been estimated based on satellite imagery. This information shows that reed canary grass dominates 54% of the existing emergent wetlands, which includes wet meadows and marshes, and 36% of the remaining forested wetlands. Reed Canary Grass domination inhibits successful establishment of native wetland species. Wetland Restorability Of the 2,968 acres of estimated lost wetlands in the watershed, approximately 83% are considered potentially restorable based on modeled data, including soil types, land use and land cover (Chris Smith, DNR, 2009).

Date  2010

Impaired Waters

Shawano Lake is listed on Wisconsin’s Impaired Waters List as required by section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act. The pollutant of concern in Shawano Lake is mercury, which is causing contaminated fish tissue. Atmospheric deposi­tion is the primary means by which mercury is entering the lake.

Date  2010

List of Impaired Waters
Rivers and Streams
All Waters in Watershed
Watershed Trout Streams
Watershed Outstanding & Exceptional Resources
Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
5/1/2004
Waters Involved
Loon Creek
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Loon Lake Eurasian Watermilfoil Treatment: The Loon Lake Management District proposes to control Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) to sub-nuisance levels through chemical treatment and preventative measures in Loon Lake during the period 2004-2006. Specifically, the project will consist of conducting annual aquatic plant surveys and mapping the extent of EWM and any other exotic plant species; treating EWM infested areas with an aquatic herbicide; and conducting volunteer activities to prevent new aquatic invasive species infestations, including distributing educational materials to lake users, conducting watercraft inspections and posting/maintaining informational signs at public access points. Annual progress reports describing monitoring results, the location of exotic plant species, and aquatic plant management recommendations will be provided to DNR.

A final written report will be submitted to the department documenting their accomplishments.

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


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Loon Creek
Status
Complete

Washington Lake District: Washington Lake Long Term Ewm Control Project: The Washington Lake District proposes to implement elements from its 2005Aquatic Plant Management Plan to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) and other invasive aquatic plants during the period 2006 - 2008. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Washington Lake District's Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated July 17, 2005. The project includes conducting annual aquatic plant surveys and mapping the extent of EWM, hybridized EWM and curly-leaf pondweed (CLP); controlling EWM and CLP infested areas with aquatic herbicide treatments and/or through hand-pulling; conducting bio-control of purple loosestrife with Galerucella beetles; planting native pondweed and rush species in treated areas; and conducting volunteer activities to prevent further aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestations, including distributing educational materials to lake users, conducting watercraft inspections, posting/maintaining informational signs at public access points, monitoring for zebra mussels and publishing educational announcements directed at preventing the spread of AIS in a local newspaper. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR. The final report will include an update to the Washington Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

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


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Loon Creek
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Loon Lake Unique Hybrid Milfoil Management Project: The Loon Lake \2013 Wescott Management District proposes to control Hybrid Eurasian Watermilfoil (HEWM) through chemical treatment, mechanical and hand removal, and preventative measures in Loon Lake during the period 2010 - 2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Loon Lake Wescott Management District\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 25, 2010. The project includes monitoring the extent and density of HEWM annually through pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys; treating HEWM infested areas with an aquatic herbicide; conducting hand-removal of HEWM; conducting water quality monitoring; and conducting volunteer activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including conducting watercraft inspections. A refresher course for the Clean Boats Clean Waters program and the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network will be taken to ensure the distribution of updated AIS information to boaters. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State\2019s online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
5/1/2004
Waters Involved
Loon Lake
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Loon Lake Eurasian Watermilfoil Treatment: The Loon Lake Management District proposes to control Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) to sub-nuisance levels through chemical treatment and preventative measures in Loon Lake during the period 2004-2006. Specifically, the project will consist of conducting annual aquatic plant surveys and mapping the extent of EWM and any other exotic plant species; treating EWM infested areas with an aquatic herbicide; and conducting volunteer activities to prevent new aquatic invasive species infestations, including distributing educational materials to lake users, conducting watercraft inspections and posting/maintaining informational signs at public access points. Annual progress reports describing monitoring results, the location of exotic plant species, and aquatic plant management recommendations will be provided to DNR.

A final written report will be submitted to the department documenting their accomplishments.

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


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Loon Lake
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Loon Lake Unique Hybrid Milfoil Management Project: The Loon Lake \2013 Wescott Management District proposes to control Hybrid Eurasian Watermilfoil (HEWM) through chemical treatment, mechanical and hand removal, and preventative measures in Loon Lake during the period 2010 - 2012. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Loon Lake Wescott Management District\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application, dated January 25, 2010. The project includes monitoring the extent and density of HEWM annually through pre-treatment and post-treatment surveys; treating HEWM infested areas with an aquatic herbicide; conducting hand-removal of HEWM; conducting water quality monitoring; and conducting volunteer activities to prevent further AIS infestations, including conducting watercraft inspections. A refresher course for the Clean Boats Clean Waters program and the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network will be taken to ensure the distribution of updated AIS information to boaters. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State\2019s online Watercraft Inspection Database. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR.

If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Shawano Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Ewm Control: Shawano Area Waterway Management proposes to control Eurasian Watermilfoil in Shawano Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2014-2016. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Shawano Area Waterway Management\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated December 12, 2013.

The project includes conducting a spring pretreatment confirmation and refinement survey, an early season AIS survey and an EWM peak biomass survey (2014 and 2015) using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf. The project also includes conducting an acoustic survey, a 2014 chemical application and herbicide monitoring for the purpose controlling Eurasian Watermilfoi . Lastly, the project will implement an aquatic invasive species prevention and control strategy that includes, performing Clean Boats Clean Waters, Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, partnering with Shawano county for shoreland restoration activities, and information meetings. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 2-year project will be provided to DNR. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org). All Clean Boats Clean Waters and Citizen Lake data will be entered into the SWIMS database.

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. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/15/2016
Waters Involved
Shawano Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Ewm Control & Prevention: Shawano Area Waterways Management proposes to control Eurasian Watermilfoil in Shawano Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2016-2017. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Shawano Area Waterway Management Aquatic Invasive Species Grant application.

The project includes; 2016 pretreatment confirmation and refinement survey, 2016 herbicide concentration monitoring, 2016 peak biomass survey, 2016 point intercept survey, 2017 EWM peak biomass survey, 2017 point intercept survey and chemical concentration monitoring. The project also includes herbicide treatments and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention and control strategy that includes, soliciting the in-kind volunteer work that is identified in the grant application. The aquatic plant surveys will use the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the 2-year project will be provided to DNR. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org).

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. All information associated with this project is subject to public record


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
10/1/2005
Waters Involved
Washington Lake
Status
Complete

Washington Lake District: Washington Lake Long Term Ewm Control Project: The Washington Lake District proposes to implement elements from its 2005Aquatic Plant Management Plan to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) and other invasive aquatic plants during the period 2006 - 2008. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Washington Lake District's Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated July 17, 2005. The project includes conducting annual aquatic plant surveys and mapping the extent of EWM, hybridized EWM and curly-leaf pondweed (CLP); controlling EWM and CLP infested areas with aquatic herbicide treatments and/or through hand-pulling; conducting bio-control of purple loosestrife with Galerucella beetles; planting native pondweed and rush species in treated areas; and conducting volunteer activities to prevent further aquatic invasive species (AIS) infestations, including distributing educational materials to lake users, conducting watercraft inspections, posting/maintaining informational signs at public access points, monitoring for zebra mussels and publishing educational announcements directed at preventing the spread of AIS in a local newspaper. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to DNR. The final report will include an update to the Washington Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan.

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


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Control
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Washington Lake
Status
Complete

Washington Lake District: Washington Lake Ais Control Proj.: Washington Lake Management District proposes to manage invasive species on Washington Lake during the period of April 1, 2012- December 31, 2016. The project elements and deliverables are specified within their control grant application dated January 31, 2012.
This project requires that the following actions be completed on an annual basis unless otherwise specified: 1) Clean Boats Clean Waters (CBCW), a minimum of 200 hours. All data entered into SWIMS by October 1. 2) Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) Early Detection Monitoring for invasive species, a minimum of 50 hours. All data to be entered into SWIMS by October 1. 3) Host/attend one CBCW and CLMN training within the first year of this grant. 4) Hand-pulling of invasive species for minimum of 50 hours. All hours to be recorded on volunteer log worksheet. 5) Conduct pre-/post- treatment surveys according to department protocol. 6) Augmented enforcement with local law enforcement. All hours to be recorded. 7) Planting/stocking of native plants species. Record all data on species success. 8) Biocontrol efforts for Purple Loosestrife. 9) Work with Shawano County AIS Coordinator on installing educational signage on the channel between Washington and Shawano Lake. 10) Conduct herbicide residual monitoring annually.
Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing this project is requirement and will be provided to the DNR. Please provide both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of the grantee\2019s final payment request. If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making the final payment to the consultant. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand ( partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org).


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Loon Creek
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Loon Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Study: Loon Lake-Wescott Management District proposed to conduct an aquatic plant survey and water quality monitoring during the summer of 2004. The goals of the project are: 1) evaluate effectiveness of treatments in controlling Eurasian watermilfoil, 2) to assess responses of the native aquatic plant community, 3) to assess responses of curly-leaf pondweed, 4) to evaluate water quality impacts. The results of this survey will be presented in a follow-up management report. This report will present and discuss findings and provide direction for future management effort. This management report will be presented to the Loon Lake Board and the Department of Natural Resources. It will be made available to all lake residents and other interested parties.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Loon Creek
Status
Complete

Washington Lake District: Washington Lake District Aquatic Invasive Species Study: The Washington Lake District proposes to conduct an Aquatic Invasive Species Study. Project deliverables include a series of 20 transects plotted, with plant samples collected at 4 points along each transect and 4 rake tows at each collection point; sample identification to genus and species; GPS coordinates, depth and bottom substrate; and mapping. See application's project description for further details.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Loon Lake
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Loon Lake Aquatic Invasive Species Study: Loon Lake-Wescott Management District proposed to conduct an aquatic plant survey and water quality monitoring during the summer of 2004. The goals of the project are: 1) evaluate effectiveness of treatments in controlling Eurasian watermilfoil, 2) to assess responses of the native aquatic plant community, 3) to assess responses of curly-leaf pondweed, 4) to evaluate water quality impacts. The results of this survey will be presented in a follow-up management report. This report will present and discuss findings and provide direction for future management effort. This management report will be presented to the Loon Lake Board and the Department of Natural Resources. It will be made available to all lake residents and other interested parties.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Shawano Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Update Apm Plan: Shawano Area Waterway Management proposes to update the Shawano Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan in 2013 -2014. The project elements and deliverables are specified in SAWM\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Education grant application, dated January 30, 2013.

The project includes conducting one Point Intercept survey during the summer of 2013 using the DNR Aquatic Plant Treatment Evaluation Protocol http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/uwexlakes/ecology/APM/Appendix-D.pdf. The project will deliver a professional level update to the existing Plant Management Plan. Members of SAWM will also attend the 2103 Wisconsin Lakes Convention. A final report summarizing the one-year project will be provided to DNR. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org).

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. All information associated with this project is subject to public record.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2004
Waters Involved
Washington Lake
Status
Complete

Washington Lake District: Washington Lake District Aquatic Invasive Species Study: The Washington Lake District proposes to conduct an Aquatic Invasive Species Study. Project deliverables include a series of 20 transects plotted, with plant samples collected at 4 points along each transect and 4 rake tows at each collection point; sample identification to genus and species; GPS coordinates, depth and bottom substrate; and mapping. See application's project description for further details.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
4/1/2014
Waters Involved
Shawano Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Clean Boats Clean Waters Project 2014: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. will sponsor a Clean Boats Clean Water landing inspection program at 1 public access in 2014.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Shawano Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project: The Shawano Area Waterways Management is sponsoring a 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters project including one public boat landing on Shawano Lake.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2016
Waters Involved
Shawano Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Area Waterways Management Inc. 2016 Clean Boats Clean Waters: The Shawano Area Waterways Management Inc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2016 at one public boat landing on Shawano Lake.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/27/1996
Waters Involved
Loon Lake
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Acq-Loon Lake Land Acquisition - Bertrand Property: The Loon Lake Wescott Management District will acquire 89.25 acres of primarily lowland with approximately 1/2 mile of frontage on Loon Lake. The district will maintain the land in a wild and natural condition to protect the water quality of Loon Lake. Eligible costs include acuqisition of the parcel, appraisal, and recording fees.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Loon Lake
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Acq-Loon Lake Land Acquisition: The Loon Lake Wescott Management District proposes to purchase 32.1 acres of vacantland with approximately 1/4 mile of frontage on Loon Lake. The Management District will keep it in its naturally landscaped state for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2005
Waters Involved
Shawano Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano County: Lmi-Shawano Lake Diagnostic Feasibility Study: Shawano County proposes to conduct a diagnostic and feasibility study to better understand the ecosystem of Shawano Lake and its watershed, to educate and inform the public about this ecosystem, to establish a management partnership to identify appropriate management options, and to implement a management strategy. The objectives of the study include: determine the current water quality in Shawano Lake, understand how/where watershed land uses impact water quality, identify the importance of internal sources of phosphorus, assess the influence of aquatic plants on lake water quality, foster a cooperative and active community focused on Shawano Lake and its watershed, develop community and agency agreement on effective management options, and implement the management strategy. The project elements and deliverables will be completed as described in the project proposal submitted to the Department and dated April 28, 2005.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 1: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. proposes to begin the development of a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 1 of the project will focus on compiling technical data, coordinating a lake fair, facilitating the development of a steering committee and/or issues teams, and facilitating the development of fact sheets.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 2: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. (SAWM) proposes to complete a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 2 will focus on facilitating the development of a SAWM website and facilitate the development of a strategic plan. A draft of the strategic plan will be submitted to the DNR Statewide Lakes Technical Review Team for input and approval prior to finalization.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 1: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. proposes to begin the development of a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 1 of the project will focus on compiling technical data, coordinating a lake fair, facilitating the development of a steering committee and/or issues teams, and facilitating the development of fact sheets.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 2: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. (SAWM) proposes to complete a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 2 will focus on facilitating the development of a SAWM website and facilitate the development of a strategic plan. A draft of the strategic plan will be submitted to the DNR Statewide Lakes Technical Review Team for input and approval prior to finalization.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
1/3/1991
Waters Involved
Loon Lake
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Loon Lake Water Quality Monitoring, Aquatic Plant Survey: Water quality monitoring by the U.S.G.S. for 1991 through 1993. Sampling parameters are as described in table 1 of the application. An annual progress report will be submitted at the end of each year of monitoring. Final report preparation andpresentation to the public by the U.U.G.S. in 1993. Monitoring of two influent streams by consultant for dissolved and total phosphorus. WIll be done monthly for one year for a total of 24 dissolved P and 24 total P. Land use survey with the use ofexisting aerial photographs to delineate potential pollution sources. Aquatic vegetation survey by consultant. Preparation of a report by the consultant to summarize work completed, and present any conclusions and recommendations for additional work.Information will be disseminated by newsletter mailings, video program, fact sheet distributions, entire report mailings, public meetings, summary report mailings, local newspaper articles, a comprehensive management plan, TV/radio spots, and posterdisplays. Project results will be reposited at Four Seasons Lounge and Wescott Town Hall.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
12/9/1991
Waters Involved
Loon Lake
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Loon Lake Management And Watershed Land Use Planning And: Make recommendations for changes in watershed land use to prevent degradation of lake water quality. Conduct a survey of septic system to identify failing systems and impacts to lake. Determine cost effective alternatives. Evaluate available methods tocontrol present weed grwoth and algal blooms. Prepare a comprehensive lake management plan for maintenance and improvement of lake water quality. Information will be disseminated to the public by newsletter mailings, video programs, poster displays,fact sheets, local newspaper articles, public meetings, TV and/or radio spots, comprehensive management plan and summary report mailings. Project results will be reposited at Four Seasons Lounge and Wescott Town Hall.


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

Loon Lake Management District: Loon Lake Comprehensive Management Plan: Loon Lake Management District proposes to conduct lake studies that will lead to the development of an up-to-date comprehensive lake management plan. The study will consist of conducting a whole-lake aquatic plant survey, mapping the distribution of Eurasian watermilfoil, collecting limnology and water chemistry data, analyzing milfoil weevil densities and effectiveness, and watershed and shoreline analysis. The updated management plan will be used to facilitate and direct future management efforts, including native aquatic plant restoration and exotic species invasion contingencies. The plan will also include aquatic plant and water quality surveys that can be used to monitor future changes in Loon Lake.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and electronic copy of the Loon Lake Comprehensive Management Plan. The plan will also be disseminated to all lake residents via the Loon Lake Management District newsletter.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 1: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. proposes to begin the development of a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 1 of the project will focus on compiling technical data, coordinating a lake fair, facilitating the development of a steering committee and/or issues teams, and facilitating the development of fact sheets.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 2: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. (SAWM) proposes to complete a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 2 will focus on facilitating the development of a SAWM website and facilitate the development of a strategic plan. A draft of the strategic plan will be submitted to the DNR Statewide Lakes Technical Review Team for input and approval prior to finalization.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1998
Waters Involved
Pickerel Creek
Status
Complete

Shawano County: Shawano Lake Leyogonimus Parasite Study: The Shawano County Land Conservation Department proposes to study the exotic trematode (flatworm) parasite 'Leyogonimus' polyoon and its effects on Shawano Lake ecology. This parasite is responsible for 1,441 dead American coot in 1996, and 11,808 in 1997 on Shawano Lake. Leyogonimus has not been reported before in any North American water birds, but has the potential to spread, infect and possibly kill many native North American waterfowl. Infected coot can carry and spread this parasite to other local, state, national and international water. This project will lead to significant information on identification and quantification of the parasite and its sources on Shawano Lake. It will also examine water quality and habitat factors associated with the parasite. The project will work cooperatively with local, regional, state, federal and international governments to gather significant information critical for management and implementation plans to rid/control the parasite on Shawano Lake. The DNR will be provided with two paper copies and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to local, regional, state, federal and international public via community meetings, newspapers, radio, Tv,presentations and a published report.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 1: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. proposes to begin the development of a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 1 of the project will focus on compiling technical data, coordinating a lake fair, facilitating the development of a steering committee and/or issues teams, and facilitating the development of fact sheets.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 2: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. (SAWM) proposes to complete a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 2 will focus on facilitating the development of a SAWM website and facilitate the development of a strategic plan. A draft of the strategic plan will be submitted to the DNR Statewide Lakes Technical Review Team for input and approval prior to finalization.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Pickerel Creek
Status
Complete

White Clay Lake Protection And Rehab Dist: White Clay Lake Management Plan: WCLPRD is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Management Plan in the time span of Feb. 2017 \2013 Dec. 2019. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the WCLPRD Grant application dated Dec. 10, 2016.

Project final deliverables include:
1)Watershed and Water Quality Analysis: Using WISCALM and WiLMS (below), water quality data will evaluated for potential issues of nutrient loadings and excessive algae growth. The current and long-term trophic state will be determined. An evaluation of the WCL Watershed will be completed using data from the SWAT Model for the Upper Fox & Wolf River Watershed TMDL. SWAT results will provide external phosphorus (P) loading and a lake P budget will estimate in-lake P sources. P reduction targets will be generated for the watershed & in-lake sources.
2) Shoreline Course Woody Habitat Assessment, using DNR protocol (Brenda Nordin will provide)
3) Aquatic Plant Community Assessment- #3 below
4) Socioeconomic Survey, using DNR protocol- #4 below
5) Kickoff, second, and final meeting

Specific project activities include:
1) Water quality using WisCALM comparisons http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/surfacewater/assessments.html
2) Groundwater modeling using GFlow Model
3) Conduct Point Intercept survey consistent with DNR Protocol http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Documents/ecology/Aquatic%20Plants/PI-Protocol-2010.pdf 30
4) Completion of WDNR-approved survey using DNR protocol http://intranet.dnr.state.wi.us/int/es/science/socialmanual.htm
5) Shoreline and course Woody Habitat Assessment per DNR protocol.
6) Project will produce a comprehensive management plan compliant with NR 191.45 https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/nr/100/191/V/45

Special Conditions:
1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting;
2) All CLMN shall be entered into the SWIMS database.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Management Plan: REVIEW EXISTING LAKE AND WATERSHED DATA TO DEFINE GAPS AND ASSESS DATA GATHERING NEEDS. INITIATE PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT/INFORMATION PROGRAM. WATER QUALITY MONITORING AT 3 SITES. ONE WINTER SAMPLE TO BE ANALYZED FOR TOTAL AND DISSOLVED PHOSPHORUS, ETC.MACROPHYTE SURVEY DURING LATE SPRING. BASE MAP OF LAKE AND WATERSHED WILL BE PREPARED. DRAFT REPORT DEVELOPED. FINAL LAKE MANAGEMENT PLAN.


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

Shawano County: Shawano Lake Leyogonimus Parasite Study: The Shawano County Land Conservation Department proposes to study the exotic trematode (flatworm) parasite 'Leyogonimus' polyoon and its effects on Shawano Lake ecology. This parasite is responsible for 1,441 dead American coot in 1996, and 11,808 in 1997 on Shawano Lake. Leyogonimus has not been reported before in any North American water birds, but has the potential to spread, infect and possibly kill many native North American waterfowl. Infected coot can carry and spread this parasite to other local, state, national and international water. This project will lead to significant information on identification and quantification of the parasite and its sources on Shawano Lake. It will also examine water quality and habitat factors associated with the parasite. The project will work cooperatively with local, regional, state, federal and international governments to gather significant information critical for management and implementation plans to rid/control the parasite on Shawano Lake. The DNR will be provided with two paper copies and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to local, regional, state, federal and international public via community meetings, newspapers, radio, Tv,presentations and a published report.


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

Shawano County: Shawano County Leyogonimus Parasite Study Phase 2: Shawano County proposes to conduct Phase 2 studies and focus on management practices that may control/rid the Leyogonimus parasite from Shawano Lake. Project deliverables include water quality data collection, ecosystem evaluation and public involvement. A final report will be published and distributed to the public via local media and the DNR.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Prelim Survey, Capacity Bld & Water Quality Assessment Ph 2: The Shawano Lake Property Owners Assn proposes to utilize a large-scale lake planning grant to begin the process of a diagnostic and feasibility study of Shawano Lake and its associated watershed. Phase II of the projects includes a shoreline and watershed resident survey to begin the process of defining stakeholders, assessing attitudes and opinions and a conflict assessment including one-on-one interviews with interested parties.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Prelim Survey, Capacity Bldg & Water Quality Assessment Ph 1: The Shawano Lake Property Owners Assn proposes to utilize a large-scale lake planning grant to begin the process of a diagnostic and feasibility study of Shawano Lake and its associated watershed. Phase I of the project begins the watershed tributary monitoring and in-lake water quality monitoring. The project will begin in Fall/Winter 2004 and conclude in late 2006.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Aquatic Plant Survey Phase 3: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. proposes to utilize a large-scale lake planning grant to begin the process of a diagnostic and feasibility study of Shawano Lake and its associated watershed. Phase III of the project begins the aquatic plant survey and biomass estimates included in the study. The field work will begin in May or June of 2004 and will be completed at the end of the diagnostic feasibility study in 2006.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2004
Waters Involved
Shawano Lake
Status
Complete

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Water Quality Assessment Phase 4: The Shawano Area Waterways Management Association (SAWMA) proposes to continue water quality monitoring in Shawano Lake and on five tributaries to Shawano Lake. This monitoring is a continuation of monitoring started previously that is necessary for the preparation of a more inclusive study that will address watershed, tributary, groundwater, and in-lake water quality along with an aquatic macrophyte assessment. The information obtained through this planning effort will be included in the more thorough assessment of Shawano Lake and its watershed. A summary of the water quality/quantity data collected will be provided to the Department of Natural Resources and other interested parties. Results will be shared at informational meetings and will be made available to local libraries.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 1: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. proposes to begin the development of a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 1 of the project will focus on compiling technical data, coordinating a lake fair, facilitating the development of a steering committee and/or issues teams, and facilitating the development of fact sheets.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 2: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. (SAWM) proposes to complete a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 2 will focus on facilitating the development of a SAWM website and facilitate the development of a strategic plan. A draft of the strategic plan will be submitted to the DNR Statewide Lakes Technical Review Team for input and approval prior to finalization.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 1: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. proposes to begin the development of a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 1 of the project will focus on compiling technical data, coordinating a lake fair, facilitating the development of a steering committee and/or issues teams, and facilitating the development of fact sheets.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 2: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. (SAWM) proposes to complete a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 2 will focus on facilitating the development of a SAWM website and facilitate the development of a strategic plan. A draft of the strategic plan will be submitted to the DNR Statewide Lakes Technical Review Team for input and approval prior to finalization.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 1: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. proposes to begin the development of a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 1 of the project will focus on compiling technical data, coordinating a lake fair, facilitating the development of a steering committee and/or issues teams, and facilitating the development of fact sheets.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 2: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. (SAWM) proposes to complete a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 2 will focus on facilitating the development of a SAWM website and facilitate the development of a strategic plan. A draft of the strategic plan will be submitted to the DNR Statewide Lakes Technical Review Team for input and approval prior to finalization.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 1: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. proposes to begin the development of a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 1 of the project will focus on compiling technical data, coordinating a lake fair, facilitating the development of a steering committee and/or issues teams, and facilitating the development of fact sheets.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 2: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. (SAWM) proposes to complete a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 2 will focus on facilitating the development of a SAWM website and facilitate the development of a strategic plan. A draft of the strategic plan will be submitted to the DNR Statewide Lakes Technical Review Team for input and approval prior to finalization.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

White Clay Lake Protection And Rehab Dist: White Clay Lake Management Plan: WCLPRD is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Management Plan in the time span of Feb. 2017 \2013 Dec. 2019. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the WCLPRD Grant application dated Dec. 10, 2016.

Project final deliverables include:
1)Watershed and Water Quality Analysis: Using WISCALM and WiLMS (below), water quality data will evaluated for potential issues of nutrient loadings and excessive algae growth. The current and long-term trophic state will be determined. An evaluation of the WCL Watershed will be completed using data from the SWAT Model for the Upper Fox & Wolf River Watershed TMDL. SWAT results will provide external phosphorus (P) loading and a lake P budget will estimate in-lake P sources. P reduction targets will be generated for the watershed & in-lake sources.
2) Shoreline Course Woody Habitat Assessment, using DNR protocol (Brenda Nordin will provide)
3) Aquatic Plant Community Assessment- #3 below
4) Socioeconomic Survey, using DNR protocol- #4 below
5) Kickoff, second, and final meeting

Specific project activities include:
1) Water quality using WisCALM comparisons http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/surfacewater/assessments.html
2) Groundwater modeling using GFlow Model
3) Conduct Point Intercept survey consistent with DNR Protocol http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Documents/ecology/Aquatic%20Plants/PI-Protocol-2010.pdf 30
4) Completion of WDNR-approved survey using DNR protocol http://intranet.dnr.state.wi.us/int/es/science/socialmanual.htm
5) Shoreline and course Woody Habitat Assessment per DNR protocol.
6) Project will produce a comprehensive management plan compliant with NR 191.45 https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/nr/100/191/V/45

Special Conditions:
1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting;
2) All CLMN shall be entered into the SWIMS database.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 1: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. proposes to begin the development of a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 1 of the project will focus on compiling technical data, coordinating a lake fair, facilitating the development of a steering committee and/or issues teams, and facilitating the development of fact sheets.


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

Shawano Area Waterway'S Management Assoc.: Shawano Lake Strategic Plan Phase 2: Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. (SAWM) proposes to complete a strategic plan for the Shawano Lake Watershed based on the results of the diagnostic and feasibility study currently being conducted on Shawano Lake and its watershed. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the grant application materials submitted August 1, 2006. Phase 2 will focus on facilitating the development of a SAWM website and facilitate the development of a strategic plan. A draft of the strategic plan will be submitted to the DNR Statewide Lakes Technical Review Team for input and approval prior to finalization.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
White Clay Lake
Status
Complete

White Clay Lake Protection And Rehab Dist: White Clay Lake Management Plan: WCLPRD is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Management Plan in the time span of Feb. 2017 \2013 Dec. 2019. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the WCLPRD Grant application dated Dec. 10, 2016.

Project final deliverables include:
1)Watershed and Water Quality Analysis: Using WISCALM and WiLMS (below), water quality data will evaluated for potential issues of nutrient loadings and excessive algae growth. The current and long-term trophic state will be determined. An evaluation of the WCL Watershed will be completed using data from the SWAT Model for the Upper Fox & Wolf River Watershed TMDL. SWAT results will provide external phosphorus (P) loading and a lake P budget will estimate in-lake P sources. P reduction targets will be generated for the watershed & in-lake sources.
2) Shoreline Course Woody Habitat Assessment, using DNR protocol (Brenda Nordin will provide)
3) Aquatic Plant Community Assessment- #3 below
4) Socioeconomic Survey, using DNR protocol- #4 below
5) Kickoff, second, and final meeting

Specific project activities include:
1) Water quality using WisCALM comparisons http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/surfacewater/assessments.html
2) Groundwater modeling using GFlow Model
3) Conduct Point Intercept survey consistent with DNR Protocol http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Documents/ecology/Aquatic%20Plants/PI-Protocol-2010.pdf 30
4) Completion of WDNR-approved survey using DNR protocol http://intranet.dnr.state.wi.us/int/es/science/socialmanual.htm
5) Shoreline and course Woody Habitat Assessment per DNR protocol.
6) Project will produce a comprehensive management plan compliant with NR 191.45 https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/nr/100/191/V/45

Special Conditions:
1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting;
2) All CLMN shall be entered into the SWIMS database.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2003
Waters Involved
Loon Lake
Status
Complete

Loon Lake Management District: Loon Lake Apm & Water Quality Survey: The Loon Lake-Wescott Management District proposes to conduct a follow-up aquatic plant survey and continue water quality monitoring. The goals of the project include 1) evaluating the effectiveness of treatments in controlling Eurasian Watermilfoil, 2) to assess responses of the native plant community, 3) to assess responses of curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), 4) to evaluate water quality impacts. The strategies for achieving these goals will include 1) conducting an aquatic plant survey that reproduces methods of the 2002 survey, 2) statistical analysis of plant survey data,
3) identification, mapping and area determination for Eurasian Watermilfoil and curly-leaf pondweed,
4) analysis of water quality parameters. The results of this survey will be presented in a follow-up management report. This management report will be presented to the Loon Lake Wescott Management District and to the Department of Natural Resources, both in written form and in electronic form.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lulu Lake
Status
Complete

Lulu Lake District: Lulu Lake Management Project Phase 1: Lulu Lake Management District proposes to conduct an aquatic plant survey on Lulu Lake in the summer of 2002. The whole lake aquatic plant survey results will be used to document the current aquatic plant species, assign population ratios and prepare reference maps of the aquatic plant population. The distribution of Eurasian watermilfoil will be mapped. As a result of the aquatic plant survey, an aquatic plant management plan will be developed. A portion of this plan will contain methods of control and eradication of Eurasian watermilfoil.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and electronic copy of the aquatic plant management survey and plan. The aquatic plant survey and management plan will also be disseminated to all lake residents via the Lulu Lake Management District newsletter.


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.

Monitoring Studies

A number of projects have occurred in the Shawano Lake watershed throughout the years. These projects fall into the categories of aquatic invasive species monitoring, citizen lake monitoring, fisheries surveys, water quality monitoring, loon monitoring, and watercraft inspections. Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (CLMN) volunteers monitor water quality and invasive species in Shawano Lake, White Clay Lake, Loon Lake, and Washington Lake. Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) volunteers monitor public access sites on Shawano Lake, Loon Lake, and White Clay Lake to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species from one water­body to another.

Date  2010

Grants and Management Projects
Shawano Lake Watershed

Goals

3/10/2010
• Minimizing agricultural runoff from rural areas • Minimizing urban stormwater runoff • Protecting groundwater resources • Restoring key wetlands for water quality improvement and protection • Establishing riparian buffers to protect water quality • Monitoring and controlling non-native invasive species • Obtaining water quality and biological monitoring data to adequately assess water resource conditions • Increasing citizens’ watershed awareness, understanding and stewardship activities

Priorities

3/10/2010
Priority Management Actions and Issues: Extensive scientific studies needed to evaluate the hydrology and water quality entering and within Shawano Lake have been conducted recently as part of a cooperative effort between Shawano County, Shawano Area Waterways Management, Inc. (SAWM), the University of Wisconsin¨CStevens Point (UWSP) Center for Watershed Science and Education (CWSE), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE), the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), and the Fox Wolf Watershed Alliance (FWWA), Northern Environmental (Bonestroo), and the dedicated volunteers and citizens of the Shawano Lake area. The concerns of local citizens and SAWM members about excessive aquatic plants, blue©\green algae blooms, and reduced water clarity led to this study.
9/23/2010
Priority issues for this watershed also include the quantity and quality of agricultural runoff reaching surface waters and groundwater, and its impact on drinking water and surface water quality. The loss of wetlands and the need for riparian vegetation buffers, runoff from urban areas, and the lack of water quality and biological assessment data are also concerning priority issues.
Watershed Recommendations
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
 
Date
Status
Obtain water quality and biological monitoring data to adequately assess water resource conditions. Collect updated water quality data to assess the current overall lake health for all lakes in the watershed. These data could be collected by Citizen Lake Monitoring Network volunteers. Conduct assessment monitoring on streams in the watershed to further define nonpoint source pollution problems. Assessment monitoring should include fisheries and stream habitat surveys to help identify stream segments that are degraded because of the lack of adequate buffers and vegetative filter strips. This information will help guide Conservation Reserve Enhancement (CREP), Targeted Runoff Management (TRM), and other conservation funding programs to the areas of greatest need.
10/8/2010
Proposed
 
Easement/Buffer
 
Date
Status
Establish riparian buffers to protect water quality. Re-establish shoreland buffers around lakes, streams, and drainage ways in the watershed to decrease pollutant loads and to provide habitat for aquatic wildlife.
10/8/2010
Proposed
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Menominee
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Oconto
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Aquatic Invasives County Coordinator - Shawano County
1/1/2011
Not Proposed
Projects
 
Information and Education
 
Date
Status
Increase citizen watershed awareness, understanding, and stewardship ethic. Encourage and promote the formation of lake and river management organizations where none exist. Encourage and promote comprehensive management planning and implementation of management recommendations to protect, enhance, and restore water quality and habitat of the water resources. Educate riparian residents about waterfront owner stewardship, the value and protection of shoreline habitat, and native aquatic plant species. Educate residents and users of the water resources in the watershed about preventing the spread of nuisance invasive species that threaten native species.
10/8/2010
Proposed
 
Lake Management Plan Implementation
 
Date
Status
Management recommendations and an implementation strategy were developed for Shawano Lake and its watershed. In summary the recommendations from this plan include: monitoring water quality and invasive species, harvesting and chemical treatment of aquatic plants, implementation of best management practices in the watershed and along the shores, and extensive information and education efforts. This plan was recently adopted by the local management units and should be implemented over the next few years.
3/1/2010
Verify
 
Monitor Fish Community
 
Date
Status
Monitor and control non-native invasive species. Establish and maintain Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers to monitor lake and stream public access sites to educate water users about aquatic invasive species prevention steps. Hire an aquatic invasive species coordinator for Shawano County.
10/8/2010
Proposed
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
11/1/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Unnamed TP
Date
Status
Category 2. 2018 TP Results: May Exceed. Station: 10016025. AU: 1524947
1/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor and/or Protect Groundwater, Sourcewater
 
Date
Status
Protect groundwater resources. Increase private well testing. Conduct an inventory of unused wells and increase funding for proper abandonment. Increase groundwater protection work.
10/8/2010
Proposed
 
Restore Wetlands
 
Date
Status
Restore key wetlands to improve and protect water quality. Restore wetlands for lake and stream water quality protection. Increase funding to Counties to restore wetlands.
10/8/2010
Proposed
 
Runoff Grant
 
Date
Status
Minimize agricultural runoff from rural areas. Provide funding needed for nutrient management programs. Work with County Land and Water Conservation Department staff to implement Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions.
10/8/2010
Proposed
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
 
Date
Status
Minimize urban stormwater runoff.
10/8/2010
Proposed
 
Shawano Lake WatershedWatershed History Note

The Shawano Lake Watershed is located in Menomonee and Shawano counties. The Menominee leader, Chief Sawanoh, once lived upon the banks of the lake. His band is said to be the first residents of this area, where they were able to harvest wild rice, fish for sturgeon and hunt game in the surrounding forests. Although the band travelled extensively, Shawano Lake was the band's traditional gathering area and favorite place to live. In 1854, a treaty was signed, and the Menominee relinquished all claims to the lands given to them under previous treaties. They were given 432 square miles on the Wolf River, and the band moved north near Keshena. In 1954, Congress passed a law which phased out the Menominee reservation, effectively terminating its tribal status on April 30, 1961. Commonly held tribal property was transferred to a corporation, Menominee Enterprises, Inc. (MEI). The area of the former reservation became a new county. The plan was a failure, resulting in diminished standards of living for the members of the tribe, and forcing the closure of the hospital and some schools. The tribal industry alone could not sustain the community, and the tax base could not fund basic services for the Menominee. A 1967 plan by MEI, to raise money by selling off former tribal lands to non-Native Americans, resulted in a fierce backlash. Community members began organizing a campaign to restore political sovereignty to the Menominee. Former tribe members formed a group called the Determination of Rights and Unity for Menominee Stockholders (DRUMS) in 1970. The organization was successful at blocking the sale of tribal land to non-Indian developers. They successfully fought for control of the MEI board of directors and lobbied Congress to restore their status as a federally recognized sovereign tribe. The lobbying was successful, resulting in a bill signed by Richard Nixon on December 22, 1973, which recognized the tribe again and started them on the path towards reforming a reservation. The reservation was reformed in 1975, a tribal constitution was signed in 1976, and the new tribal government took over in 1979. In 1993, the College of the Menominee Nation was founded, and the Sustainable Development Institute was started as a research and resource support institute to the college.

Date  2010

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