Large Scale Lake Planning
Lakes Planning Report
The Balsam Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District proposes to develop a baseline of water quality and nutrient transport data for Rice Lake and the Rice Creek watershed to understand their impact on Balsam Lake. Project activities include collecting a year of basic lake chemistry, trophic state data, and lake level records for Rice Lake, a year of phosphorus and suspended solids loading estimates for three stream locations in the Rice Creek watershed, and a year of stream flow records for three stream locations in the Rice Creek watershed. A final report will be produced that presents the data collected in tabular form and graphs. A map showing sampling sites will also be provided.