Large Scale Lake Planning
This management plan provides a multi-faceted approach to address issues and recommend management options based on best fit, cost, feasibility, and desires based on direct input from the lake user survey questions. Many sediment management options are evaluated and, while there is not one silver bullet, it is likely a combination of techniques over a period of several years will begin to yield positive results. The basic plan is based on exploration of new aquatic plant management techniques with expanded actions for AIS control, water quality improvement and a reduction in sedimentation. Some of these actions potentially include dredging, in lake or instream sediment control measures, addressing point and non-point source nutrient loading, herbicide applications, enhanced dam operation, and water level manipulation. It would be recommended the group start small with a specific project component or area of the lake to gain early and immediate success and build off of that for future projects.
Weyauwega Lake Restoration Association is sponsoring a 2 year large scale planning grant focusing on updating and rewriting sections of their lake management plan following a 2 year drawdown of the lake.
Project activities include:
Strategic planning meeting; Public opinion survey; Full point-intercept aquatic plant survey; Water quality sampling following WDNR guidelines; Watershed mapping and analysis; Sensitive area evaluation; Lake Management Plan writing.