Large Scale Lake Planning
Created in 1877, the Forestville Millpond has endured a variety of uses and has been established as a fixture in the Door County Community and historic accounts illustrate a once healthy, multi-use waterbody. The overarching goal of this report is to update the current conditions of the Forestville Millpond while reviewing potential management options to address the perceived concerns.
Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department is sponsoring a project to update the Forestville Millpond Lake Management plan.
Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a river management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.
Specific project activities include: 1) Inventory livestock operations, cropland practices, point and nonpoint sources of pollution and model pollutant loading in the watershed; 2) quantify and classify accumulated sediment deposits in the lake by conducting a bathymetric survey and sampling sediment cores in the millpond; 3) Monitor water quality of the Ahnapee River upstream of the millpond and in the millpond; 4) Incorporate fisheries data within the management plan; 5) Assessment of the current aquatic plant community; 6) Completion of stakeholders survey; 7) Public participation in the planning process; 8) Creation of an updated comprehensive lake management plan that includes an implementation strategy.