EAGLE RIVER CHAIN OF LAKES ASSOC: Eagle River Chain of Lakes Management Planning Project, Phase II

Purpose

Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association, Inc is sponsoring a project to study Voyageur Lake, Eagle Lake and Scattering Rice Lake, in Vilas County. The project will focus on developing a Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Voyageur, Eagle and Scattering Rice Lakes. Project activities include: 1) Stakeholder participation \2013 stakeholder survey, planning meetings (up to 2), kick-off meeting, wrap-up meeting, brochure, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Water quality sampling and analysis; 3) Shoreline assessment; 4) Professional Dreissena monitoring; 5) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 6) Data analysis; 7) Develop LMP. Project deliverables include: 1) Stakeholder survey, brochure, news release(s), and newsletter article; 2) Water chemistry data; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps and aquatic plant vouchers; 4) LMP. Specific conditions for this project: 1) Draft of stakeholder survey needs to be submitted to Lakes Management Coordinator for review and approval before sending to public; 2) Draft of LMP needs Dept review and approval. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of LMP, brochure, news release(s), newsletter article, stakeholder survey, data from water quality sampling, all maps from project, all GIS data, and aquatic plant vouchers.

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The Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes is comprised of ten lake basins located within the Wisconsin River Drainage Basin in Vilas and Oneida Counties, Wisconsin. The Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes is comprised of Cranberry Lake, Catfish Lake, Voyageur Lake, Eagle Lake, Scattering Rice Lake, Otter Lake, Lynx Lake, Duck Lake, Yellow Birch Lake, and Watersmeet. Due to the size of the chain and the time needed for studies, the plans were proposed to be completed in blocks (phases) of two to three lakes per year, starting at the upstream-most end of the chain and working downstream.
Cranberry Lake is a shallow, lowland drainage lake with a maximum depth of 23 feet, a mean depth of 9 feet, and a surface area of approximately 929 acres. The lake is currently in a eutrophic state, and has a watershed that encompasses approximately 97,792 acres. In 2012, 52 native species were located in the lake with four non-native plants: Eurasian water milfoil, purple loosestrife, pale-yellow iris, and yellow garden loosestrife growing in the lake or along the shoreline.
Cranberry Lake is a shallow, lowland drainage lake with a maximum depth of 30 feet, a mean depth of 12 feet, and a surface area of approximately 977 acres. In 2012, 39 native species were located in the lake with 2 non-native plants: Eurasian water milfoil and purple loosestrife growing in the lake or along the shoreline.
Cranberry Lake is a shallow, lowland drainage lake with a maximum depth of 13 feet, a mean depth of 6.5 feet, and a surface area of approximately 143 acres. In 2012, 22 native species were located in the lake with 2 non-native plants: Eurasian water milfoil and purple loosestrife growing in the lake or along the shoreline.
Cranberry Lake is a shallow, lowland drainage lake with a maximum depth of 34 feet, a mean depth of 16 feet, and a surface area of approximately 575 acres. In 2012, 29 native species were located in the lake with 1 non-native plant, Eurasian water milfoil growing in the lake.
Cranberry Lake is a shallow, lowland drainage lake with a maximum depth of 17 feet, a mean depth of 8 feet, and a surface area of approximately 263 acres. 22 native species were located in the lake with 1 non-native plant, Eurasian water milfoil, growing in the lake.
 
Activities & Recommendations
Information and Education
Grant Awarded
Develop/Distribute Brochures/Literature
Informational Meetings
Lake Management Plan Development
Social Survey of Residents or Users
Map Invasive Species
Monitor Invasive Species
Aquatic Plant Monitoring or Survey
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment