Small Scale Lake Planning
Approval letter for Moon Lake Aquatic Plant Management.
Moon Lake is a shallow, 84-acre seepage lake in central Barron County adjacent to Rice Lake and Lake Montanis (Figure 1). Maximum depth varies between 6-8 feet depending on rainfall and groundwater and nearly the entire surface of the lake is covered with aquatic vegetation during the summer, making lake use difficult. In addition, a severe winterkill of fish occurred over the 2013-14 season which the lake has still not recovered from. Moon Lake has a small watershed at about 310 acres and is not connected to either Rice or Montanis lakes through surface water flow. The northwest shore of Moon Lake is included in the Rice Lake city limits, therefore also making it also a part of the Rice Lake Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District (RL-LPRD). Moon Lake Park and Trail (Area 32, Figure 1) is a significant part of that ortion of Moon Lake that is included in the RL-LPRD. As a part of the RL-LPRD, the Moon Lake Association (MLA) has been able to tap into resources available to the District to support its own management planning and implementation. The presence of a City of Rice Lake (City) park increases the potential value of Moon Lake as a community resource, a community resource that in the present state of things is being underutilized. This document highlights what can be done to improve the current condition of the lake, increasing the recreational uses of Moon Lake for the general public, which will in turn improve the resource for property owners living on the lake.
Appendix for the Aquatic Plant Management of Moon Lake in Barron County.
Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a project to develop an Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Plan for Moon Lake.
The final deliverables include all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and an APM plan that includes an implementation plan with methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion.
Aquatic Plant Management Plan
Rice Lake P&R District is sponsoring a project to develop an Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Plan for Moon Lake. The final deliverables include all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and an APM plan that includes an implementation plan with methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion.