Fish and Aquatic Life
Winneconne Lake, in the Arrowhead River and Daggets Creek and Pine and Willow Rivers Watersheds, is a 4,552.84 acre lake that falls in Winnebago County. This lake is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Winneconne Lake (241600) was placed on the impaired waters list in 1998 for total phosphorus and sediment/total suspended solids and in 2008 for PCBs in fish tissue. The 2016 assessments showed continued impairment by phosphorus; total phosphorus sample data overwhelmingly exceed 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use, and chlorophyll data exceed REC thresholds. Total phosphorus and chlorophyll data do not exceed Fish and Aquatic Life thresholds. Based on the most updated information, no change in existing impaired waters listing is needed.
Author Aaron Larson
Wisconsin has over 84,000 miles of streams, 15,000 lakes and milllions of acres of wetlands. Assessing the condition of this vast amount of water is challenging. The state's water monitoring program uses a media-based, cross-program approach to analyze water condition. An updated monitoring strategy (2015-2020) is now available. Compliance with Clean Water Act fishable, swimmable standards are located in the Executive Summary of Water Condition in 2018. See also the 'monitoring and projects' tab.
Wisconsin's Water Quality Standards provide qualitative and quantitative goals for waters that are protective of Fishable, Swimmable conditions [Learn more]. Waters that do not meet water quality standards are considered impaired and restoration actions are planned and carried out until the water is once again fishable and swimmable
Management goals can include creation or implementation of a Total Maximum Daily Load analysis, a Nine Key Element Plan, or other restoration work, education and outreach and more. If specific recommendations exist for this water, they will be displayed below online.
Monitoring the condition of a river, stream, or lake includes gathering physical, chemical, biological, and habitat data. Comprehensive studies often gather all these parameters in great detail, while lighter assessment events will involve sampling physical, chemical and biological data such as macroinvertebrates. Aquatic macroinvertebrates and fish communities integrate watershed or catchment condition, providing great insight into overall ecosystem health. Chemical and habitat parameters tell researchers more about human induced problems including contaminated runoff, point source dischargers, or habitat issues that foster or limit the potential of aquatic communities to thrive in a given area. Wisconsin's Water Monitoring Strategy was recenty updated.
Grants and Management Projects
|WBIC||Official Waterbody Name||Station ID||Station Name||Earliest Fieldwork Date||Latest Fieldwork Date||View Station||View Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713419||Lake Winneconne - E8||6/2/2005||8/25/2008||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713420||Lake Winneconne - E9||6/8/2005||8/25/2008||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713423||Lake Winneconne - F9||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10051460||Last Pier Before Clark's Bay||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10051461||Outside of Breakwalls||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10033761||Lake Winneconne -- Winneconne Lakeland Resort - Private Access||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10042921||Lake Winneconne channel off Paulson Rd||9/13/2013||9/10/2016||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713281||Lake Winneconne - West (Wi-1)||7/12/2002||7/12/2002||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713304||Lake Winneconne - Site B-North Of River Channel (Site B)||6/26/2000||8/16/2021||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713421||Lake Poygan - F7a||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10051458||Winneconne Channels||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10051459||Winneconne Pre-Breakwall||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10021163||Lake Winneconne/Wolf River -- Winneconne - Park Off N. 3rd Ave.||5/26/2007||9/25/2021||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713282||Lake Winneconne - Central (Wi-2)||7/29/1998||9/22/2020||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10007492||Lake Winneconne||6/18/1999||9/28/2021||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10050079||Lake Winneconne Optical Characterization||7/23/2018||10/24/2018||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10051463||Winneconne Boat Launch Station||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||714004||Winneconne Lake - Winneconne Lake||8/3/1979||8/3/1979||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10019317||Lake Winneconne -- Winneconne - Indian Shore Rd Access||5/21/2005||11/1/2018||Map||Data|
|241300||Wolf River||10007492||Lake Winneconne||6/18/1999||9/28/2021||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||104499||Lake Winneconne - Hidden Harbor||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10042922||Lake Winneconne South end of channel off Paulson Rd||9/13/2014||9/13/2014||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10051464||Winneconne Inside Breakwalls||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10042879||Lake Winneconne at Lake Winneconne Park||9/13/2014||8/15/2020||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10042919||Lake Winneconne Paulson Road Boatlift||9/13/2014||8/15/2020||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10047723||Lake Winneconne - Clark's Bay||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713422||Lake Winneconne - F8||6/18/2005||7/29/2012||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713425||Lake Winneconne - F9b||6/13/2005||11/15/2005||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713426||Lake Winneconne - F7a||6/27/2005||7/29/2012||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10019245||Lake Winneconne-Wolf River -- Winneconne Village Park||4/27/2007||8/31/2020||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10042920||Lake Winneconne at Paulson Road||9/13/2014||8/17/2019||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713283||Lake Winneconne - East (Wi-3)||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||713427||Lake Winneconne - G9a||Map||Data|
|241300||Wolf River||104477||Wolf River At Winneconne||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||104503||Lake Winneconne||7/1/2017||7/1/2017||Map||Data|
|241600||Lake Winneconne||10033762||Lake Winneconne -- Hidden Habor Marina - Private Access||Map||Data|
Lake Winneconne is located in the Arrowhead River and Daggets Creek watershed which is 142.91 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (45.40%), wetland (22.50%) and a mix of grassland (15.80%) and other uses (16.40%). This watershed has 246.26 stream miles, 4,646.49 lake acres and 18,649.27 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked High for runoff impacts on streams, Not Ranked for runoff impacts on lakes and High for runoff impacts on groundwater and therefore has an overall rank of High. This value can be used in ranking the watershed or individual waterbodies for grant funding under state and county programs.However, all waters are affected by diffuse pollutant sources regardless of initial water quality. Applications for specific runoff projects under state or county grant programs may be pursued. For more information, go to surface water program grants.