Large Scale Lake Planning
Columbia County LWCD, with participation by City of Portage and UW-Extension, Stevens Point will conduct a comprehensive data collection and planning effort to improve Silver Lake. Two grants work together for this goal. This grant will develop a watershed and water quality modeling tool. They will conduct a shoreland inventory, and a groundwater investigation will be performed. A linked watershed/water quality model that combines urban hydrology and in-lake phosphorus will be developed. Through meetings and a social survey, user perceptions and attitudes will be gaged, and used to inform the development of the lake management plan and will help to identify strategies which are more likely to produce success in implementation.