Large Scale Lake Planning
The Lake Noquebay Priority Watershed program offers a unique opportunity for government officials, land owners, scientists, lake managers and the public to provide long term protection from nonpoint source water pollution. A sequence of activities have to occur before time and money can be committed to the project. The first of these activities involves an appraisal. The appraisal is a compilation of biological, chemical and physical data related to the water resources of Lake Noquebay, as well Â·as all other water resources (ground and surface) in the Noquebay Watershed. The data becomes a point of reference to establish achievable water quality goals. A goal may be as simple as cutting off the source of nutrients or sediments to a particular reach of stream and measuring the improvement. Or it could be as complex as establishing an inlake nutrient value or number that we target, realizing that the sources are not easily understood or controlled. Sources difficult to control could include atmospheric (especially to a large lake-2409 acres Noquebay) and internal cycling.
1) USGS water quality monitoring for 4 years at two sites; 2)formal presentation to the public in 199
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment