Large Scale Lake Planning
On behalf of the Arbutus Lake Association (ALA), Northern Environmental Technologies, Incorporated (Northern Environmental) completed a lake management study of Arbutus Lake under a Lake Management Planning Grant received by the ALA during Spring 1994. Arbutus Lake is an 168-acre seepage lake located in southwestern Forest County (Figure 1). A water control structure serves as the outlet to the lake. This outlet drains into Grass Lake during high water. The lake has a maximum depth of 28 feet, an average depth of 12 feet, 2.5 miles of shoreline, about 90 dwellings, and an 840-acre watershed (Figure 2}. The lake supports a fish population of walleye (stocked by the Arbutus Sportsmen's Club), largemouth bass, and panfish.
Conduct water quality monitoring of the lake. Conduct a survey of septic systems surrounding the lake to detect failing systems. Conduct a lake watershed inventory which will include a delineation of the watershed, identify sensitive areas and otherland uses, and estimate nutrient loading to the lake from land used in the watershed. Information will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, factsheet, local newspaper articles, public meetings and report mailings. Project results will bereposited at the Crandon Library.
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment