Large Scale Lake Planning
The Little Elkhart Lake APM Plan includes a review of available lake information, an aquatic plant survey, watershed assessment and water quality evaluation to determine the most appropriate plant management alternatives (physical, mechanical, biological or chemical) for the Lake. The APM Plan also recommends specific management activities for aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the Lake system, which is discussed below.
Meeting minutes for April 16th, 2013
April 6, 2013 meeting minutes
The Little Elkhart Lake Rehabilitation District will hire a contractor to report results of an aquatic plant survey conducted in the summer of 2012 and update the aquatic plant management plan for Little Elkhart Lake. The plant survey was a point intercept survey with approximately 232 points. The final report will contain the following elements: 1) Results of the points sampled, including sediment type found and maximum rooting depth; 2) Results of a general lake survey to map general plant beds, map localized plant beds, map species distribution, summary tables and a list of plant species found; 3) Individual maps of species distribution for the top 5 native species found as well as Eurasian water milfoil and Curly Leaf Pondweed; 4) An aquatic plant management plan that meets the requirements of NR 109.09; 5) Results of the community survey; 6) Results from water quality monitoring ; 7) Results of WILMS, WINTLOAD and LEAP modeling; and 8) Minutes from one public meeting regarding aquatic plant issues.
Lakes Planning Grant
Aquatic Plant Management Plan