Large Scale Lake Planning
In August 1991, the Hooker Lake Management District applied for a Lake Management Planning Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The Planning Grant program was established in 1989 to help local communities manage and improve their lakes. In October of 1991, Hooker Lake received a commitment for a $10,000 planning grant from the state. The Hooker Lake planning grant addresses three primary concerns: - water quality- how clean is the water - plants in the lake-changes were being seen by residents as a sign of possible problems - the opinions of the residents and landowners--what they see, and what they would like to see
1. Water quality monitoring will be conducted by USGS according to Table 1 - Water Quality Trend Monitoring sampling site shown in Figure 1 of the application. A lake district volunteer will take secchi disk readings and lake stage level readings.2. Macrophyte survey will be conducted following schedule and methods described in Project Description of the application. 3. Aerial photos of lake will be taken to identify areas of plant growth. Timing and locations will be the same as the macrophytesurvey. Copies of all photos and slides will be provided to the Hooker Management District. 4. Historical records of lake surveys, chemical treatments, and aerial photos will be collected and incorporated into the above analyses. 5. Watershed bound-aries will be delineated on topographical maps. Problem and sensitive areas including highly erodible soils, wetlands, woodlands, and conservancy areas will be delineated. Management recommendations will be made for problem areas. 6. An educational'Watershed Watchers' program will be developed. 7. Conduct a riparian boat inventory and on-lake counts.
Lake Management Plan Development
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment