Large Scale Lake Planning
Over the past approximately 10 years, agencies such as U. S. Geologic Survey and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, at the request of the Little Muskego 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 Little Muskego 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 City of Muskego, the Little Muskego Lake Management District, the Little Muskego Lake Association, Inc., the U. S. Geological Survey, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. This report documents the recommended lake management plan. The report describes the physical and biological properties of Little Muskego Lake and its watershed; the quality of the Lake waters and the factors 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 is intended to provide a guide to the making of development decisions concerning the wise use and management of Little Muskego Lake as an aesthetic and recreational asset of immeasurable value. Accordingly, adoption of the plan presented herein by all 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 will analyze 5 years of lake monitoring data that it has collected and produce a summary of results which will be sent to DNR. Information will be disseminated to the public through newsletter mailings, public meetings, summary report mailings, andby submitting a report to the North American Lake Management Society for publication.
Data analysis, report production