Large Scale Lake Planning
Lakes Planning Report
The Polk County Land Conservation Department will conduct a comprehensive lake water quality monitoring, sociological survey, watershed evaluation, lake modeling, etc. study of Pipe Lake in Polk County. Project activities will include; compiling watershed map, conducting a landowner survey, digitizing watershed land uses and estimating P loadings, collecting lake water quality samples, monitoring and mapping groundwater, monitoring lake level and precipitation, monitoring tributary and outlet water quality, updating lake bottom topography, conducting a shoreline video survey, compiling fisheries census data, continuing a project information & education program via newsletter(s), meeting(s), and news release(s), and compiling a final report, including a comprehensive lake management plan.
Specific deliverables for this grant project will include:
1) A final report compiling all information collected during the project activities listed above.
2) A comprehensive lake management plan
The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Water Quality Modeling
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Comprehensive Planning Studies
Social Survey of Residents or Users
Information and Education