Large Scale Lake Planning
Since its "discovery" in the late 1800's as a logging site, until the mid 1900's development around the lake has been slow. In recent years however, as development has increased the LLPA is concerned that additional development in the watershed result in degradation of the lakes water quality. The areas that were monitored are shown on figure 1. After the first year it was reconunended that Stations A and F and the creeks be more heavily monitored and this was done. Graph 1 shows the average of total phosphorus tests in 1994. Graphs 2 and 3 show the average of tests from 1998 to 2001.
The Long Lake Preservation Association proposes to conduct a water quality monitoring study on portions of the watershed of Long Lake, Washburn County. This proposed study will implement recommendations for monitoring that are contained in the Long Lake Management Plan, that was completed with assistance from three previous Lake Management Planning Grants. The project activities include; 1) monitor three watershed lake sites during regular and precipitation event conditions to document phosphorus loading, 2) monitor four tributary stream sites during regular and precipitation event conditions, and 3) conduct additional monitoring dependent upon lab phosphorus analysis results. Project deliverables include a final report listing the monitoring results and comparing them with previous results and the water quality goals listed in the lake management plan. 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
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment