Large Scale Lake Planning
Tainter Lake is a 1,690 acre reservoir located in north central Dunn County, Wisconsin created by the Cedar Falls Dam near Menomonie, WI. Sediment from the encroaching Red Cedar River delta has been filling the east end of the lake at a rough rate of 19 feet/year. Over 60 erosion sites have been identified along the channel within Dunn County, including sites with adjacent infrastructure such as the Village of Colfax wastewater treatment facility. It is assumed that sediment from these erosion sites is responsible for the expansion of the delta. The combination of impacts has degraded water quality and ecological function, reduced access, impaired fishing and other recreational activities, and decreased aesthetics for residents living along its shoreline and potential visitors. The Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association, Inc., and its partners, aim to reduce both the sediment and phosphorus impacts to Tainter Lake.
Control Streambank Erosion
Habitat Restoration - Instream
Lakes Planning Grant
The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Assocaition proposes to contract with Inter-fluve, Inc.to develop plans for remediation of river bank erosion and habitat improvement along the Red Cedar River in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: a) analysis of existing data, b) partnership team meetings, c) surveying and waterway access mapping, d) erosion control design, e) cost estimates, and f) implementation plan.
Erosion Control Design, cost estimates and implementation plan
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland
Data analysis, report production