TOWN OF PHELPS: Comprehensive Lake Management Planning for Smokey Lake

Purpose

The Town of Phelps is sponsoring a LPL grant to study Smoky Lake, in Vilas County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP). Project activities include: 1) Citizen participation \2013 stakeholder survey and planning meetings (2-4); 2) Water quality sampling and analysis; 3) Updated bathymetry map; 4) Watershed assessment; 5) Shoreland and Coarse Woody Habitat assessment; 6) Collect and synthesize existing lake data; 7) Aquatic plant surveys (PI survey, community mapping and substrate mapping); 8) Data analysis; 9) Develop LMP. Project deliverables include: 1) Stakeholder survey and bathymetry map; 2) Water chemistry data; 3) Watershed maps and modeling data; 4) PI, shoreland and woody habitat data; 5) Aquatic plant community and AIS maps; 6) Aquatic plant vouchers; 7) LMP. Specific conditions for this project: 1) Draft of stakeholder survey needs Dept review and approval; 2) Draft of LMP needs Dept review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, stakeholder survey, bathymetry map, data from PI survey, shoreland assessment, woody habitat assessment, watershed assessment and water quality sampling, all maps from project, all GIS data, and aquatic plant vouchers.

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LPL164517
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The Town of Phelps is sponsoring a LPL grant to study Smoky Lake, in Vilas County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP). Project activities include: 1) Citizen participation - stakeholder survey and planning meetings (2-4); 2) Water quality sampling and analysis; 3) Updated bathymetry map; 4) Watershed assessment; 5) Shoreland and Coarse Woody Habitat assessment; 6) Collect and synthesize existing lake data; 7) Aquatic plant surveys (PI survey, community mapping and substrate mapping); 8) Data analysis; 9) Develop LMP.
 
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