Large Scale Lake Planning
Along with preventing aquatic invasive species establishment within the chain, it has been the long-term objective of the TLWA to create comprehensive management plans for the 21 lakes and two connecting waterways (the Thoroughfare and Townline Creek) within the Three Lakes Chain over a span of five to ten years. This project began with studies on Long Lake due to the discovery of Eurasian water milfoil and subsequent need for immediate attention. Beginning with discussions in 2009/2010, a phased approach was developed to address each lake within the chain, starting from the top of the chain (south) and working downstream towards Long Lake and the Eagle River above the Burnt Rollways Dam (Map 1). Developing management plans for small clusters of lakes within the chain allow for financial savings to be realized in overall project costs while creating a manageable process that allows for sufficient attention to be applied to each lakes needs. This is opposed to completing all plans simultaneously, which would facilitate great cost savings, but only produce generic plans for each lake and the chain as a whole. Financial assistance was obtained through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Lake Management Grant Program for each phase of the project.
Three Lakes Waterfront Association, Inc. is sponsoring a large scale lake planning grant to study Moccasin Lake, in Oneida County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Moccasin Lake.
Project activities include: 1) Stakeholder participation \2013 stakeholder survey, planning meetings (up to 2), kick-off meeting, wrap-up meeting, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Water quality sampling and analysis; 3) Watershed assessment and P load modeling; 4) Fisheries assessment; 5) Shoreline assessment; 6) Professional Dreissena monitoring; 7) Aquatic plant surveys (PI survey, early-season AIS survey, community mapping, and substrate mapping); 8) Data analysis; 9) Volunteer watercraft inspections; 10) Develop LMP.
Lakes Planning Grant
Lake Management Plan Development
Information and Education
Issue News/Media Release
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Monitor Invasive Species
Water Quality Modeling
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
Map Invasive Species
Data analysis, report production
Watercraft Inspections Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Social Survey of Residents or Users
Shoreland Monitoring, Assessment, Inventory
Shoreland Monitoring, Assessment or Inventory