Large Scale Lake Planning
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.
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.
Lakes Planning Grant
Lake Management Plan Development
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Monitor Water Level
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
Social Survey of Residents or Users
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Shoreland Monitoring, Assessment, Inventory
Shoreland Monitoring, Assessment or Inventory