Large Scale Lake Planning
The Hatch Lake Association proposes to develop a dredge proposal plan for Hatch Lake and to develop and implement a shoreland restoration demonstration project. This study will include the following: 1) conduct a water resource appraisal that will evaluate the aquatic plant and animal species and their habitat, determine the impacts that the dredging plan will have on the ecosystem and community, and develop alternatives to minimize impacts; 2) develop a water resource restoration plan that will review existing water resource data, develop and implement a comprehensive restoration plan, and appraise the effects of restoration activities; 3) assess benthic flora and macroinvertebrates in proposed dredge areas and develop feasible alternatives to avoid or minimize any distruptions; 5) develop a post-dredging fish habitat restoration plan; 6) develop a dredge spoil deposition plan that considers restoring historic surface water drainage patterns to the lake and evaluates the lake sediment for nutrient and contaminant content; and 7) develop and implement a shoreland restoration demonstration project. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Progress reports and the final report will be presented to the Association at their annual meetings, board meetings, and through newsletters.
Comprehensive Planning Studies
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland