BULLHEAD LAKE ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, INC: Bullhead Lake Management Planning

Purpose

The Bullhead Lake Advancement Association, Inc. is sponsoring a project to update their Comprehensive Lake Management Plan. Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan. Specific project activities include: 1) Water quality and watershed assessment and modeling; 2) Fisheries data compilation and integration within the management plan; 3) Shoreline and coarse woody habitat assessment; 4) Collect advanced sonar data on Bullhead Lake; 5) Assessment of the current aquatic plant community; 6) Professional Dreissena mussel monitoring; 7) Completion of stakeholders survey; 8) Public participation in the planning process; 9) Creation of an updated comprehensive lake management plan that includes an implementation strategy and an updated mechanical harvesting plan. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request

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Lakes Grant
Large Scale Lake Planning
LPL163817
2017
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Reports and Documents
Approval letter from WDNR to the Bullhead Lake Advancement Association for the Bullhead Lake Comprehensive Management Plan.
Appendices for the Bullhead Lake Comprehensive Management Plan.
Bullhead Lake is located within the Town of Rockland in western Manitowoc County, WI. The lake is located in the Lower Manitowoc River watershed, which is dominated by agricultural land use. Surrounding row crop agriculture has degraded the lake’s water quality and the WDNR lists the lake as impaired due to excessive algae growth and mercury. The lake is also on the 303(d) listing for phosphorus and mercury.
 
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The Bullhead Lake Advancement Association, Inc. is sponsoring a project to update their Comprehensive Lake Management Plan. Project final deliverables include: all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.
 
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