Large Scale Lake Planning
Many studies on Mead Lake in recent years have looked at aquatic plants, invasive species, shore land habitat and erosion, fisheries, and sanitary sewer systems. These studies demonstrated the need for an organized effort to address water quality and other concerns at Mead Lake. As the Partnership began to discuss these concerns, it became clear that a Lake Management Plan was a necessary first step towards addressing them. Mead Lake is considered highly eutrophic (nutrient-rich), and the lake has been listed on Wisconsins 303d list of impaired waters in 1998 due to sediment and phosphorus.
Lake Management Plan Development
The Clark Co. Land Conservation Dept., in cooperation with the Mead Lake Watershed Stakeholder Leadership Team (SLT), proposes to pursue changes within the watershed to reduce phosphorus loading in Mead Lake in Clark County to levels identified in a recent Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study. Major project elements to include: a) Watershed survey and social marketing study, b) Development of Lake Management Plan.