WHITEWATER-RICE LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT: Whitewater-Rice Lakes Update APM Plan

Purpose

The Whitewater Rice Lake Management District will hire a contractor to conduct a plant survey and develop an aquatic plant management plan for Whitewater and Rice Lakes. The plant survey will be a transect survey, conducted to match previously completed plant surveys. Four rake samples will be taken at each survey point. A final report will contain the following elements:1)Review of current lake management plans and programs 2)Results of the points sampled, including sediment type found and maximum rooting depth 3)Results of a general lake survey to map general plant beds, map localized plant beds, map species distribution and a list of plant species found 4)Results of recreational use survey 5)Assessment of lake and land use 6)Results of WILMS modeling 7)Quantification of water quality conditions 8)An aquatic plant management plan that meets the requirements of NR 109.09 9)Minutes from two public meetings regarding aquatic plant issues Two paper copies and one electronic copy of the final plan will be provided to the department. Exact details for all deliverables are described in the project description of grant application.

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Reports and Documents
The aquatic plant management goals and objectives for Whitewater and Rice Lakes were developed by the WRLMD. The agreed goals and objectives are to: 1. Protect and maintain public health, and promote public comfort, convenience, necessity, and welfare, in concert with the natural resource, through the environmentally sound management of native vegetation, fishes, and wildlife populations in and around Whitewater and Rice Lakes; 2. Effectively control the quantity and density of aquatic plant growths in portions of the Whitewater and Rice Lakes basin to better facilitate the conduct of water-related recreation, improve the aesthetic value of the resource to the community, and enhance the natural resource value of the waterbody; 3. Effectively maintain the water quality of Whitewater and Rice Lakes to better facilitate the conduct of water-related recreation, improve the aesthetic value of the resource to the community, and enhance the resource value of the waterbody; and, 4. Promote a quality, water-based experience for residents and visitors to Whitewater and Rice Lakes consistent with the policies and objectives of the WDNR as set forth in the regional water quality management plan, SEWRPC Planning Report No. 30, A Regional Water Quality Management Plan for Southeastern Wisconsin—2000, adopted by the Regional Planning Commission on July 12, 1979, and, as refined in SEWRPC Memorandum Report No. 93, A Regional Water Quality Management Plan for Southeastern Wisconsin: An Update and Status Report, March 1995, and SEWRPC Community Assistance Planning Report No. 224, A Lake Management Plan for Whitewater and Rice Lakes, Walworth County, Wisconsin, February 1997.
 
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Water Quality Modeling
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