Large Scale Lake Planning
Over the past 10 years, the Regional Planning Commission and others, at the request of the Fowler Lake Management District, have been conducting lake management-related data collection and analysis efforts. These efforts have now been integrated into a lake management plan for Fowler Lake, which plan is intended to address the water quality, recreational use, and natural resource problems of the Lake. The preparation of the plan was a cooperative effort by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, the City of Oconomowoc, the Fowler Lake Management District, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This report documents the recommended lake management plan. The report describes the physical and biological properties of Fowler Lake and its watershed; the quality of the Lake waters and the conditions affecting that quality, including land use and management practices; the recreational use of the Lake; and the shoreline conditions around the Lake; and sets forth recommended management measures. The plan presented in this report should provide a sound guide to the making of development decisions concerning the wise use and management of Fowler Lake as an aesthetic and recreational asset of immeasurable value. Accordingly, adoption of the plan presented herein by all the concerned water use management agencies is urged. The Regional Planning Commission stands ready to assist the various units and agencies of government concerned in adopting and carrying out over time the plan recommendations.
USGS water quality monitoring for 1991 through 1996. Sampling to be conducted 5 times a year. An annual progress report to be submitted at the end of each year of monitoring. Disseminiation of information to the public by public meeting.
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment