MERCER LAKE ASSOCIATION: LMI-Mercer Lake Water Quality,Hydrology, and Watershed Study

Purpose

The Mercer Lake Association in cooperation with the Town of Mercer and the US Geological Service (USGS) will conduct a lake/watershed evaluation and develop a final lake/watershed management plan. Project goals include: 1. Develop a water & phosphorus (including internal sediment loading) budget for Mercer Lake including a model to simulate phosphorus loading changes & predict water quality improvements. 2. Work with Mercer lake Association to analyze & interpret USGS report. 3. Determine amount of suspended solids & phosphorus entering the lake from the downtown commercial area in the Town of Mercer. 4. Analyze alternatives to treat stormwater runoff from urban area. 5. Develop sub watershed action management plan for watershed planning area. 6. Update Preliminary Lake Watershed Management Plan with USGS data; revise the Plan for Mercer Lake. 7. Present project updates at Association, Town & County meetings; invite interested parties. 8. Develop future courses of action to improve water quality in Mercer Lake. Project deliverables include: * Precipitation data, stream stage & flow data presented "real-time" on USGS internet site. * Archive data in USGS computer database. * Publish data annually in USGS, Wisconsin data reports. * Hard copy & electronic map of Mercer Lake's watershed and land cover by USGS. * USGS present interpretive information to the Lake Association at the annual 2011meeting. * Technical report in the "Scientific Investigations Report" series prepared by USGS at the end of the project. * A sub watershed action plan identifying and prioritizing recommended actions and associated costs. * A Final Comprehensive Management Plan. Specific conditions: * Forward lake/watershed plan to WDNR for review and approval before adoption of the plan. * The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports/plans generated as a result of this project.

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Lake Protection Grant
LPT-324-08
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Grant Awarded
The Mercer Lake Association in cooperation with the Town of Mercer and the US Geological Service (USGS) will conduct a lake/watershed evaluation and develop a final lake/watershed management plan. Project goals include: 1. Develop a water & phosphorus (including internal sediment loading) budget for Mercer Lake including a model to simulate phosphorus loading changes & predict water quality improvements. 2. Work with Mercer lake Association to analyze & interpret USGS report. 3. Determine amount of suspended solids & phosphorus entering the lake from the downtown commercial area in the Town of Mercer. 4. Analyze alternatives to treat stormwater runoff from urban area. 5. Develop sub watershed action management plan for watershed planning area. 6. Update Preliminary Lake Watershed Management Plan with USGS data; revise the Plan for Mercer Lake. 7. Present project updates at Association, Town & County meetings; invite interested parties.
Grant Awarded
The Mercer Lake Association in cooperation with the Town of Mercer and the US Geological Service (USGS) will conduct a lake/watershed evaluation and develop a final lake/watershed management plan. Project goals include: 1. Develop a water & phosphorus (including internal sediment loading) budget for Mercer Lake including a model to simulate phosphorus loading changes & predict water quality improvements. 2. Work with Mercer lake Association to analyze & interpret USGS report. 3. Determine amount of suspended solids & phosphorus entering the lake from the downtown commercial area in the Town of Mercer. 4. Analyze alternatives to treat stormwater runoff from urban area. 5. Develop sub watershed action management plan for watershed planning area. 6. Update Preliminary Lake Watershed Management Plan with USGS data; revise the Plan for Mercer Lake. 7. Present project updates at Association, Town & County meetings; invite interested parties.
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Nutrient Budget Development
Hydrologic Budget Development
ATTAINS Implementation Initiated
The Mercer Lake Association in cooperation with the Town of Mercer and the US Geological Service (USGS) will conduct a lake/watershed evaluation and develop a final lake/watershed management plan.
 
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