Determine Pollutants or Impairments
'After a full and complete review, EPA finds that the TMDL for Silver Lake satisfies all of the elements of an approvable TMDL. This document addresses a total of 1 TMDL for 1 waterboy with a total of 2 impairments from the 2002 Wisconsin 303d list.'
Report on water quality, sediment core analysis, zooplankton, aquatic plants, zebra mussel, etc and general condition of lake to date.
Silver Lake Aquatic Planting Restoration Effort in 2009
Summary of monitoring data on Silver Lake, Manitowoc County.
Final TMDL Report
Monitor to Evaluate Projects
Silver Lake has received considerable best management practices including diverting Silver Creek from the lake, eradication and restocking with desirable fish species, and an alum treatment to seal the deep water sediments from phosphorus release. In addition, in 2009 aquatic macrophytes were transplanted into Silver Lake under an experimental project designed to determine if transplanting is a viable technique to introduce desirable native plants in the lake. The best management practices have improved the lake to a point where it has been recommended to be removed from the 2010 impaired waters list.