CITY OF SHELL LAKE: AIS Wash Station & In-Take Block


City of Shell Lake will conduct studies to determine the feasibility of a boat washing station for the effective removal of aquatic invasive species and evaluate means to prevent transfer of aquatic invasive species through the diversion system on Shell Lake, Washburn County. Specifically, the City, its consultants and volunteers will: 1) Analyze data from surveys of boat launch facilities to characterize the type, origin, etc. of watercraft using the lake. 2) Interview launch inspectors for potential problems and issues with a wash station. 3) Conduct research on wash stations, and design needs/specifications for removing various species and the logistical issues associated with siting a station. 4) Design and test various washing apparatus and select a prototype 5) Research and determine the feasibility and requirements of a means to prevent the transfer of Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels through the lake's discharge system. Specific deliverables for this grant project include: A technical report describing and summarizing the project and its results. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.

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