Large Scale Lake Planning
Included in this document are the data and conclusions drawn from a 2014 lake study completed by the Polk County Land and Water Resources Department and Loveless Lake Association volunteers. This study collected and analyzed the following data to aid in the creation of a lake management plan for Loveless Lake: Lake resident survey Lake level and precipitation data In lake physical and chemical data Tributary monitoring results Stormwater sampling Shoreline land use results Watershed and subwatershed land use Whenever possible, past lake studies completed on Loveless Lake are used as a baseline comparison for this study.
Lakes Planning Grant
Information and Education
Polk County is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan for Loveless Lake.
The final deliverables include all data collected, agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.
Specific Phase 1 project tasks include: 1) In-Lake water quality monitoring; 2) Storm water tributary monitoring; 3) Lake level & precipitation monitoring; 4) Conduct sociologic survey; 5) Shoreline inventory/mapping; 6) Watershed & land use delineation.
Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) raft sociological/user surveys and shoreline assessments must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.
Lake Management Plan Development
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
Social Survey of Residents or Users
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Monitor Water Level
Shoreland Monitoring, Assessment, Inventory
Shoreland Monitoring, Assessment or Inventory