DANE COUNTY: Survey of Rice Lake

Purpose

Dane County Land & Water Resources Department proposes to conduct a baseline survey of Rice Lake, Dane County, and make management recommendations to better manage and protect this lake, where Dane County owns some undeveloped parkland on the shore. Water chemistry samples will be collected twice, and habitat surveys will be completed. Wildlife observed will be documented, and fish will be sampled. Watershed boundaries will be delineated, along with land uses. A complete report with recommendations and all raw data will be prepared. The study will be announced via press release, the public will have an opportunity to have input to the report, and the final report will also be available on Dane County's website.

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Lakes Grant
Small Scale Lake Planning
SPL-272-11
2011
Complete
 
Reports and Documents
Laboratory data submitted for the 08/01/2011 sampling.
Data submitted by the laboratory for 06/30/2011 sampling.
Rice Lake (WBIC 0779500) is shallow seepage lake that lies within the Southeast Wisconsin Glacial Plains Landscape. Located in the Town of Albion, the lake is about 154.5 acres with a maximum depth of 8 feet. Lake depth does vary seasonally and is greater in periods of higher precipitation. Like other seepage lakes in south central Wisconsin, the water level has increased significantly in recent decades and at least one residence had been abandoned due to water damage.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Grant Awarded
Dane County Land & Water Resources Department proposes to conduct a baseline survey of Rice Lake, Dane County, and make management recommendations to better manage and protect this lake, where Dane County owns some undeveloped parkland on the shore. Water chemistry samples will be collected twice, and habitat surveys will be completed. Wildlife observed will be documented, and fish will be sampled. Watershed boundaries will be delineated, along with land uses. A complete report with recommendations and all raw data will be prepared. The study will be announced via press release, the public will have an opportunity to have input to the report, and the final report will also be available on Dane County's website.
Grant Awarded
Dane County Land & Water Resources Department proposes to conduct a baseline survey of Rice Lake, Dane County, and make management recommendations to better manage and protect this lake, where Dane County owns some undeveloped parkland on the shore. Water chemistry samples will be collected twice, and habitat surveys will be completed. Wildlife observed will be documented, and fish will be sampled. Watershed boundaries will be delineated, along with land uses. A complete report with recommendations and all raw data will be prepared. The study will be announced via press release, the public will have an opportunity to have input to the report, and the final report will also be available on Dane County's website.
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Issue News/Media Release
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
 
Watershed
 
Waters