Lake Noquebay PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan

Purpose

The Wisconsin State Legislature created the Wisconsin Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Abatement Program (NPS) in 1978. The goal of the NPS Program is to improve and protect the water quality of streams, lakes, wetlands and groundwater by reducing pollutants from urban and rural nonpoint sources. The 153-square mile Lake Noquebay watershed, located in Marinette County, was designated a "Priority Watershed" in 1992. The Lake Noquebay Priority Watershed Project area is located in central Marinette County in the Upper Green Bay Basin. The project area includes the 134-square mile Lake Noquebay drainage basin and the 19 square miles south of Lake Noquebay which drains to The Outlet and Peterman Brook. The entire project area drains to the Peshtigo River which in tum drains to the bay of Green Bay. This entire project area is referred to as the "watershed" throughout the remaining sections of this plan.

Objective

The primary objectives of this project are to reduce nonpoint source pollution loads to Lake Noquebay and the surrounding lakes and streams to enhance and protect water quality Agricultural sources of nonpoint pollution include eroding agricultural lands and stream banks, field application of manure, fertilizers and pesticides and runoff from livestock wastes. Urban sources of pollution include storm sewers, roads and road ditches and riparian development. Pollutants from nonpoint sources are carried to the surface water or groundwater through the action of rainfall runoff, snowmelt and infiltration.

Outcome

DNR staff, with assistance from the Marinette County Land & Water Conservation Department staff and DATCP, developed water quality objectives for lakes and streams throughout the watershed. Objectives were identified for each subwatershed and are listed in the following subwatershed descriptions. Details of objective development can be found in the Lake Noquebay Water Resource Appraisal Report (Rasman, 1994).

Study Design

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/documents/9kep/expired/Lake_Noquebay-Plan.pdf

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Lake Noquebay PWS Plan - Nine Key Element Plan - The primary objectives of this project are to reduce nonpoint source pollution loads to Lake Noquebay and the surrounding lakes and streams to enhance and protect water quality Agricultural sources of nonpoint pollution include eroding agricultural lands and stream banks, field application of manure, fertilizers and pesticides and runoff from livestock wastes. Urban sources of pollution include storm sewers, roads and road ditches and riparian development.
 
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