Large Scale Lake Planning
Lake Ripley Management District (LRMD) secured a DNR Lake Planning Grant to help finance the development of a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan. The planning process involved a complete assessment of public concerns, lake-use preferences and management priorities. It also included a thorough assessment of existing conditions, and an accurate characterization of the different problems affecting the lake. Furthermore, it provided an evaluation of all available management alternatives, and set forth a multi-year action strategy to resolve each of the issues at hand. The final product is a one-stop information source and strategy document that shall guide protection and improvement efforts on Lake Ripley well into the future. All recommendations are based on a combination of scientific analysis and public input, and represent the latest innovations, techniques and levels of understanding. Because resource conditions and management technologies are sure to change over time, the Plan shall be continually revised and updated to adapt to these changes.
Sediment Sampling. Determine long term water quality trends based on paleoliminological assessment of lake sediments. Establish nutrient data baseline of littoral zone sediments.Correlate long term water quality trends with historical land use changes within the watershed. Develop comprehensive management plan.Information will be disseminated to the public by comprehensive management plan, public meetings, local newspaper articles, and tv/radio spots.
Lake Management Plan Development
Data analysis, report production
Comprehensive Planning Studies
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment