Large Scale Lake Planning
Over the past several years residents of Grindle Lake discussed the apparent decline in lake water clarity. Recently such conmrns increased as unidentified decomposing matter was noticed on the lake's surface, in addition to the apparent decline in water clarity. This concern prompted the Grindle Lake Area Landowner's Association to ~nitiatea study of the lake and surrounding watershed to determine if such concerns are valid. Oconto County sponsored the study through the Wisconsin Lake Management Planning Project Grant. Funding was provided by the landowner's association and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Lake Planning Grant funds. Coastal Planning & Design, Inc. was retained as the consultant to do the study. Sampling and observations occurred from March to August 1997. A lake associat[on meeting was held at the iake during the Labor Day t 997 weekend to review and discuss the results of the study.
Oconto County proposes to assist the Grindle Lake Area Landowners' Association with comprehensive lake management planning. Project activities include collecting and analyzing physical, chemical, and biological data about Grindle Lake and its watershed, identifying current land uses within the watershed, and determining lake management recommendations.
Lake Management Plan Development