Large Scale Lake Planning
Excel spreadsheet of data collected in the field of water sample data and field conditions
Data taken from a WiLMS model run for 2012 loading.
Form used when doing individual septic system site visits.
This purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive lake management plan for Potato Lake to guide improving and maintaining water quality and sustaining a healthy lake ecosystem. The Potato Lake Association was awarded a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Lake Grant in 2012 to develop this comprehensive lake management plan. The management goals and activities described in this plan were developed as a collaborative effort between the Potato Lake Association and lake managers from SEH. The goals focus on watershed and near-shore best management practices that will reduce the amount of phosphorus entering the lake and improve the highly valued lake aesthetic.
Excel file with priorities of implementation activities for the Potato Lake Comprehensive Management Plan. Includes activities for 2014-2018 along with sources of funding of activities.
Groundwater chemistry sample results for mini-piezometers.
Data which was used in graphs within the Internal Phosphorus Loading and Sediment Phosphorus Fractionation Analysis for Potato and Sand Lakes, Wisconsin paper.
The objectives of this investigation were to determine rates of phosphorus (P) release from sediments under laboratory-controlled oxic (i.e., aerobic) and anoxic (i.e., anaerobic) conditions and to quantify biologically-labile (i.e., subject to recycling and P flux to the water column) P fractions for sediments collected in Potato and Sand Lakes, Wisconsin.
Description of different types of onsite wastewater treatment systems.
Procedure used when doing the septic system survey.
During the months of August and September, septic testing was completed on Potato Lake in Washburn County. More than half of the residents were more than willing to have their septic systems tested, but due to time restrictions, and lack of cabin or house owners not always available to be there while testing was done; only the 28 contacts were checked.
Letter to Potato Lake property owners about participating in the volunteer septic system dye survey.
Potato Lake Association is sponsoring a project that expands their Aquatic Plant Management planning efforts to create a comprehensive lake management and implementation plan. The final deliverable will be a lake management plan that includes specific implementation strategies/practices.
Project tasks include: 1) Shoreline assessment; 2) Expanded groundwater, tributary, and in-lake, including internal loading, monitoring and modeling to develop nutrient budget; 3) Septic system survey; 4) Agricultural and residential BMP planning; 5) Education plan outreach and implementation, including watercraft inspection, AIS monitoring, and lake fair; 6) Lake management planning and final presentation and report.
Comprehensive Planning Studies
Lake Management Plan Development
Nutrient Budget Development