Small Scale Lake Planning
Dane County Land & Water Conservation Department will monitor small, non-game fish that may be utilizing the Floating Bog Interceptor structures in Cherokee Marsh, Dane County. Cherokee Marsh, a key estuary of Lake Mendota, has been the subject of much chemistry monitoring. Carp tend to dominate the limnetic zone, but no studies have examined whether remnant populations of small fish may still be living in the lake. If they are, they are likely near the FBI\2019s. This monitoring effort will investigate this. The nearshore fish are important indicators of lake health and water quality, and this evaluation will assist lake managers in ongoing efforts to improve the Yahara Chain of Lakes. Information will be shared with the department, Friends of Cherokee Marsh, and the University, as well as posted on the Dane County website.