CITY OF SHELL LAKE: LMI-Shell Lake Water Quality Improvement Project

Purpose

The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a three-year Water Quality Improvement Project including the following activities: water quality study with response monitoring & paleolimnological component; runoff best management practice (BMP) installation at the Industrial Park & City Park; lake access restorations. USGS will coordinate water quality & phosphorous monitoring, analyses, & P budget with nutrient response modeling. DNR Research staff will coordinate paleolimnological sediment core sampling, analyses, & reporting. BMPs will be designed/constructed with an engineering firm & City. Installed practices require a 10 year operation/maintenance plan & contract. Shoreline restoration parcels require a WDNR approved restrictive covenant permanently establishing the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the DNR lake coordinator prior to implementation. The Department must review engineering/design plans before installation & may perform site inspection &/or monitoring. Deliverables include: final water quality study/nutrient response report including management alternative scenarios; paleolimnological study report; BMP engineering/design plans; copies of operation & maintenance plans & contracts; final shoreline restoration plans/maps for sites where implementation is funded with the grant; pre/post photos of BMPs & restorations; list of parcels committed to restrictive covenants; project accomplishment/challenges summary; educational materials developed.

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Lakes Grant
Lake Protection Grant
LPT-337-09
2008
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Reports and Documents
In cooperation with the City of Shell Lake, WI. Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5181.
2009 Shell Lake Macroinvertebrate Survey Report
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a three-year Water Quality Improvement Project including the following activities: water quality study with response monitoring & paleolimnological component; runoff best management practice (BMP) installation at the Industrial Park & City Park; lake access restorations. USGS will coordinate water quality & phosphorous monitoring, analyses, & P budget with nutrient response modeling. DNR Research staff will coordinate paleolimnological sediment core sampling, analyses, & reporting. BMPs will be designed/constructed with an engineering firm & City. Installed practices require a 10 year operation/maintenance plan & contract. Shoreline restoration parcels require a WDNR approved restrictive covenant permanently establishing the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with the DNR lake coordinator prior to implementation. The Department must review engineering/design plans before installation & may perform site inspection &/or monitoring.
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland
Shoreland Restoration
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
The City of Shell Lake is sponsoring a three-year Water Quality Improvement Project including the following activities: water quality study with response monitoring & paleolimnological component; runoff best management practice (BMP) installation at the Industrial Park & City Park; lake access restorations.
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
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Watershed
 
Waters