Large Scale Lake Planning
In June 2007, the Dead Pike Lake Association committed to engage in a scientific study to investigate the cause and effect of elevated iron and manganese discharges from the Powell Marsh into Dead Pike Lake and to determine the extent to which current management practices on the March contribute to excessive water level fluctuations within the lake. This Lake Management Plan is the outcome of that work.
Dead Pike Lake Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Dead Pike Lake in Vilas County. Phases I and II are detailed within this project, while phases III and IV will be applied for in the February 2008 grant cycle. Phases I and II will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Dead Pike Lake that can be used in conjunction with the updating of the Powell Marsh Master Plan. Phases III and IV will focus on developing an Aquatic Plant Management Plan.
Project activities include:
1) Public involvement and education opportunities - plan findings and contents will be presented at one or more public meetings - including public hearings of the master plan review of the Powell Marsh, sociological survey and draft plan review and input will be sought from lake association, Manitowish Waters Lake Association, City of Manitowish Waters, Vilas County LWCD, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, and WDNR
2) Sediment sampling and analysis
3) Hydrologic balance measurements and development
4) Water quality sampling and analysis (details on pg 8 of Phase II proposal)
5) Fisheries evaluation
6) Develop LMP
Project deliverables include:
1) Stakeholder survey
2) Sediment analysis results, including GIS mapping of the concentration of iron and P in the lake sediment by sediment depth
3) Hydrologic budget
Specific conditions for this project:
- Draft of stakeholder survey should be submitted to Lakes Management Coordinator for review before sending to public
- LMP needs Dept review and approval
WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, stakeholder survey, data from sediment analysis and hydrologic assessment, all maps from project, and all GIS data.
Hydrologic Budget Development
Lake Management Plan Development
Social Survey of Residents or Users
Comprehensive Planning Studies