Large Scale Lake Planning
Data tables from Macrophyte Survey at Lost Lake in 2002
Lakes Planning Report
The Polk County Land & Water Resources Department will conduct a comprehensive lake management planning project involving a study and evaluation of Lost Lake in Polk County. Project activities include; delineating the watershed, conducting a comprehensive in-lake water quality survey, conducting an exotic species inventory, compiling a land use and soils inventory, monitoring lake level and precipitation, conducting a lake sediment survey, conducting a biodiversity survey, and conducting a lake modeling assessment to determine hydrologic and nutrient budgets for the lake. The project data will be utilized to generate a final project report.
Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
1. A comprehensive final report, including the results of all of the project activities and the developed management strategies.
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.
Comprehensive Planning Studies
Lake Management Plan Development
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Hydrologic Budget Development
Nutrient Budget Development