Large Scale Lake Planning
The Town of Stone Lake and the Shore Owners of Stone Lake Association (SOSLA) collaboratively conducted a lake planning grant project during the years 2001-2002. Being a segment of that project, this report is intended to provide information for the development of a future lake management plan and to guide the Town in protecting the watershed from impacts of future development. The scope of this report was to conduct the following lake management activities for the Town of Stone Lake: 1. Establish a watershed delineation, 2. Create maps showing the GIS database and land use for the watershed and sub-areas, 3. Evaluate existing land uses on the lake and the impacts caused by them; and 4. Conduct water quantity and quality modeling analysis to determine what impacts the reconstruction of Main Street and future development will have on Stone Lake.
The Town of Stone Lake will conduct a multi-phase planning project for Stone Lake, in Washburn County, which will culminate in the preparation of a comprehensive lake management plan. The first two phases have been completed or are continuing and include the water quality monitoring of Stone Lake (Self Help Program) and the Main Street project. This current planning grant application represents the third phase of this planning process. Activities will include mapping and documenting watershed information, collecting lake user sociological information, analyzing the downtown urban area for water quality runoff problems and recommending best management practices to alleviate problems, providing an educational and informational opportunity to interested parties regarding water quality and non-point source pollution, and conducting a shoreowner's septic system evaluation survey. Probable future phases of this planning process may include a comprehensive lake water quality study, watershed and lake response modeling, and the preparation of a comprehensive lake management plan.
Specific deliverables for this grant project include:
* A Final Summary Report compiling all information collected during the project activities listed above.
The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.
Lake Management Plan Development