CROOKED LAKES AREA LAKES PRTCTN & REHAB DIST: Crooked Lake Management Plan

Purpose

The Crooked Lake Area Lakes P & R District is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan consistent with NR 198.43 for Crooked Lakes in Oconto County. Project final deliverables include: 1)Water Quality and Watershed Analysis, 2)Fishery Data Compilation and Integration, 3)Shoreline Course Woody Habitat Assessment, 4)Aquatic/ Current Aquatic Plant Community Assessment, 5)Aquatic Invasive Aquatic Plant Surveys, 6) Completion of a WDNR \2013Approved Stakeholder Survey, 7)Public Participation in the Planning Process, 8)Clean Boats Clean Waters Specific project activities include: 1) Water quality using WisCALM comparisons http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/surfacewater/assessments.html 2) Watershed analysis completed primarily with WiLMS and predictive equations. 3) Fishery compilation and integration within management plan 4) Conduct Point Intercept survey consistent with DNR Protocol http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Documents/ecology/Aquatic%20Plants/PI-Protocol-2010.pdf 30 5) Professional Zebra Mussel monitoring 6) Completion of WDNR-approved social survey using DNR protocol http://intranet.dnr.state.wi.us/int/es/science/socialmanual.htm 7) Clean Boat Clean Water Inspections with a minimum of 200 hours per boat landing 8) Shoreline and course Woody Habitat Assessment per DNR protocol. Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) All data CBCW and CLMN shall be entered into the SWIMS database

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Crooked Lake, Oconto County, is a 166-acre drainage lake with a max depth of 37 feet and a mean depth of 10 feet. Gilkey and Bass Lakes, 23 and 14 acres, are smaller lakes directly connected to Crooked Lake. At the time of this report, the most current orthophoto (aerial photograph) was from the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) collected in June 2015. Based upon heads-up digitizing the water level from that photo, the lake was determined to be the listed acres. Gilkey Lake has a max depth of 6 feet and a mean depth of 3 feet. Bass Lake has a max depth of 11 feet and a mean depth of 4 feet. All three lakes have a relatively small watershed when compared to the size of the lakes. Both Gilkey and Bass Lakes contain 24 native plant species, of which water bulrush and fern-leaf pondweed is the most common plant, respectively. Crooked Lake contains 37 native plant species, of which common waterweed is the most common plant. Two exotic plant species are known to exist in the system.
 
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