Large Scale Lake Planning
A full aquatic plant community report for Fawn Lake in Adams County.
Fawn Lake Protection District (District) was formed in 2002 to monitor lake water quality and implement best management practices to maintain and improve lake water quality and quantity on Fawn Lake. The District prepared the Fawn Lake Management Plan (Plan) in 2004, with a first revision in March 2005.
Fawn Lake is located in Adams County in south central Wisconsin and is a 17.65-acre impoundment (man-made) lake located in the Dell Prairie, Adams County, in the Central Sand Plains of Wisconsin. This lake is formed by an impoundment of Trout Creek, which eventually empties into the Wisconsin River. Fawn Lake has a public boat ramp and fishing dock. The dam is owned and operated by Adams County. No archeological or historical sites have been reported in either the surface or ground watersheds of Fawn Lake. Except for some small pockets of silt loam and loamy sand, the soils in the surface and ground watersheds for Fawn Lake are sand, with slopes from very flat up to 20% (see Figure 3). Sandy soils occupy 89% of the ground watershed and 90.6% of the surface watershed. These soils tend to be well or excessively drained, whatever the slope. Water, air and nutrients move through these soils at a rapid rate, so that little runoff occurs unless the soil becomes saturated. Wind erosion, water erosion and draught are common hazards of these soil types.
The Adams Co. Land Conservation Department proposes to develop a watershed management plan for Fawn Lake in Adams County. Major project elements to include: 1) Water sampling and analysis, 2) Lake response modeling and nutrient budgeting, 3) watershed deliniation and mapping, 4) Wildlife and habitat studies, 5) Development and implementation of shoreland protection areas, 6) Formation of a Watershed Advisory Group, 7) Public meetings to facilitate development of watershed management plan.
The final plan will be distributed to local libraries and assorted area government and agency offices. The DNR will receive both paper and electronic (PDF) copies of the final report.
Water Quality Modeling
Lake Management Plan Development
Nutrient Budget Development
Watershed Mapping or Assessment