Large Scale Lake Planning
In 1992 the Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission (DCLWC) contracted with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Research to evaluate the submersed aquatic plant communities in Lakes Monona and Waubesa and to develop 2 reports that propose aquatic plant management to enhance both water-based recreation and aesthetics as well as the quality of the lake resources. The following report on Lake Waubesa has been technically reviewed by scientists and individuals involved in different aspects of lake management in Wisconsin. The DCL WC will hold public meetings and conduct a review process to evaluate the management proposals presented in this report. Following the review process, the final APM plan for Lake Waubesa, which will be prepared by the DCLWC staff, will be presented to the County Board for adoption as policy.
1) Conduct an aquatic plant survey. 2) Prepare an aquatic plant assessment. 3) Prepare an herbarium of species found in the plant survey.4) Prepare an aquatic plant management plan. 5) Disseminate information to the public by press conference, fact sheet, local newspaper articles, county weed telephone hotline tape message, summary report mailing, and comprehensive managment plan.
Issue News/Media Release
Aquatic Plant Management Plan