Large Scale Lake Planning
The study described by this report was initiated by the Long Lake Preservation Association to provide information to water resource managers and citizens regarding the management of Long Lake The study determined that Long Lake is a mesotrophic to slightly eutrophic lake, which experiences slightly degrÂ·aded water quality in the fall due to watershed runoff and internal loads of phosphorus.. The lake is at a trophic level where it is very sensitive to even slight increases in nutrient loads.
The Long Lake Preservation Association proposes to develop a comprehensive lake management plan for Long Lake. Project activities include 1) determine management goals, 2) evaluate potential development scenarios for impact to Long Lake, 3) evaluate the significance of septic systems relative to water quality protection of the lake; 4) identify feasible riparian management practices and watershed best management practices and evaluate effectiveness in relation to water quality. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project will be disseminated to the public by newsletter mailing, fact sheet distribution, entire report mailing, public meeting, local newspaper article and a comprehensive management plan.
Lake Management Plan Development