Large Scale Lake Planning
The Forestville Millpond is a small man-made lake in southern Door County Wisconsin located near the village ofForestville. The Millpond is a dammed reservoir fed by the waters of the upper reaches of the Ahnapee River. Concerns expressed by members of the local community regarding a perceived change in the Millpond's condition prompted the Door County Airport and Parks Department to pursue a Wisconsin Lake Management Planning Grant for the purpose of this study. A diminished sport fishery accompanied by conditions undesirable for swimming were determined to be the primary concerns. The purpose of this report is to evaluate base line conditions and develop a list of potential management alternatives. A two year study was conducted to inventory land uses in the watershed, sediment and phosphorus delivery to surface waters, water and sediment chemistry, stream bank erosion, septic system limitations and animal waste management limitations.
Conduct water quality sampling. Conduct sampling of pond sediment for heavy metals and pesticides. Conduct an inventory of the watershed. Items to be included are listed in the Project Description, attached to the application. Prepare a final reportthat includes the results of Tasks 1 - 3 listed above. Information will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, local newspaper articles and public meetings. Project results will be reposited at Door County Airport and Parks Department and the DoorCounty Soil and Water Conservation Department.
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Issue News/Media Release
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment