PORTAGE COUNTY LCD: Portage County LCD-Connecting People to Their Lakes Thru Data Collection


The Portage County land and Water Conservation Department is sponsoring a project for several lakes in Portage County to address dissolved oxygen in lakes with historic fish kills using citizen based monitoring. Project final deliverables include: all data collected, calibration records, volunteer lists, agendas and minutes for training sessions, and a final report that includes results from surveys and success of control efforts. Specific project activities include: 1) Outreach and education related to lake water quality; 2) Use DO monitoring in oxygen sensitive lakes with citizens to capture data for DNR and PLWCD; 3) use the opportunity to increase I&E amongst lake enthusiasts. Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database; 2) All data will be collected with Department approved protocols; 3) Keep log of data and calibration of equipment and trainings. This scope summarizes the project provides detailed dissolved oxygen levels on lakes that have had historic fish kills by using a citizen-based monitoring approach which will also build lake water quality awareness to riparian owners. Details provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist. If consultant is to provide final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.

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