Large Scale Lake Planning
The Polk County Land & Water Resources Department will conduct a comprehensive two phase lake management planning project involving a study and evaluation of Lotus Lake in Polk County. Project activities for the Phase 1 portion of this study include; water quality monitoring, a critical habitat survey, a riparian vegetation assessment and coarse woody debris (CWD) survey, a lake sediment survey, lake algae and zooplankton assessment, fish tissue sampling, and a benthic macroinvertebrate assessment.
Specific deliverables for this grant project include: A comprehensive final project report, covering both Phase 1 and Phase 2 studies, including the project results and an evaluation and analysis of the study findings.
The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.
Comprehensive Planning Studies
Lake Management Plan Development
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment