Large Scale Lake Planning
In 1991 the Amery Lakes District in cooperation with the City of Amery applied for grant money to undertake a lakes study of the three lakes lying within the Amery Lakes District. The grant was approved and we received a grant totaling $18,938.52 which is a 75% share of the estimated cost of the project . The study included topographical mapping of the Amery Lakes watershed which will be used for present projects as well as for planning in future development in and around Amery. They will be extremely helpful in spotting target areas where potential runoff in developing areas could be a problem for the Amery lakes. We will also be taking water samples in the lakes to compare to the samples taken in 1980 and to help us in understanding and spotting problem areas to the lakes. Our sampling was testing for Nitrogens and Phosphorus and an explanation of those readings is contained later in this booklet. Aerial photographs were taken of the Amery area and the topographical maps have been made. Copies of the map are on display at Amery City Hall. They are continuing to upgrade the maps, and they should be a useful tool for Amery for years to come. We feel it is important to review the data collected in the 1980 study. For that reason the colored pages following this cover letter are reprints of the pages from the 1980 study. We have omitted the charts and graphs in an effort to keep costs of printing down.
1) Develop topographic mapping. 2) Conduct water quality monitoring at 4 sites as described in application.3) Include 1980 study data. 4) Disseminate information to the public through public meetings, local media, and a permanent display as part of the city records.
Issue News/Media Release
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment