POLK COUNTY LWRD: Apple River Flowage Water Quality & Biological Assessment

Purpose

Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess watershed, water quality, plankton, algae, and shoreline conditions; determine nutrient loads, budget, and model lake response; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; educate public through pontoon classroom and shoreline restoration workshop; develop a lake management plan including public participation/meetings. Specific project tasks include: 1. Expanded bimonthly water quality monitoring including spring and fall overturn; 2. Lake sediment sampling; 3. Tributary water quality and flow monitoring; 4. Daily lake level and precipitation monitoring; 5. Plankton and algae assessment; 6. Shoreline assessment and restoration workshop; 7. Watershed delineation and modeling; 8. Sociological survey; 9. Pontoon classroom; 10. Lake management plan development including public participation/meeting. Final deliverables include examples of education materials developed; agenda or attendance lists for workshops, planning meetings, and education events; and a single lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan that is approvable for Lake Protection Grant eligibility. Special conditions: 1. CLMN efforts shall not be duplicated, and these data shall included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2. Draft sociological/user surveys must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated; 3. Shoreline inventory methods must be approved by the Department before being initiated. This scope summarizes the project detail 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 Coordinator.

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Lakes Grant
Large Scale Lake Planning
LPL-1474-12
2012
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Reports and Documents
Apple River Flowage Lake Management Plan developed by the Polk County Land and Water Resources Department. Includes summaries of monitoring, a lake resident survey, land use, shoreline conditions, nutrient loading, and education/outreach activities.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Lakes Planning Grant
Grant Awarded
Polk County is sponsoring a project to assess watershed, water quality, plankton, algae, and shoreline conditions; determine nutrient loads, budget, and model lake response; distribute and analyze a sociological survey; educate public through pontoon classroom and shoreline restoration workshop; develop a lake management plan including public participation/meetings. Specific project tasks include: 1. Expanded bimonthly water quality monitoring including spring and fall overturn; 2. Lake sediment sampling; 3. Tributary water quality and flow monitoring; 4. Daily lake level and precipitation monitoring; 5. Plankton and algae assessment; 6. Shoreline assessment and restoration workshop; 7. Watershed delineation and modeling; 8. Sociological survey; 9. Pontoon classroom; 10. Lake management plan development including public participation/meeting.
Informational Meetings
Hold Workshops
Lake Management Plan Development
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Social Survey of Residents or Users
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Monitor Water Level
Shoreland Monitoring, Assessment, Inventory
Shoreland Monitoring, Assessment or Inventory
 
Watershed
 
Waters