Fond Du Lac
Fish and Aquatic Life
Deneveu Lake, in the Lake Winnebago - East Watershed, is a 79.94 acre lake that falls in Fond du Lac County. This lake is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently considered impaired.
Author Ashley Beranek
Source: 1969, Surface Water Resources of Fond du Lac County DeNeveu Lake, T15N, R18E, Section 30, 31 Surface Acres = 79.0, S.D.F. = 1.45, Maximum Depth = 67 feet.
This natural lake is the fourth largest and the deepest lake in Fond du Lac County. The lake exhibits low productivity, a characteristic not common to a lake of this size and depth in this section of the state. The shoreline is intensively developed for homesites. Recent information concerning the fish population is lacking since there is no public access to the lake. The last surveys showed largemouth bass to be the primary game fish, with bluegills and perch and as the primary panfish. A minor population of walleyes is present. Trout were privately stocked in 1958, but apparently failed to provide a fishery.
Author Surface Water Inventory Of Wisconsin
DeNeveu Lake was evaluated for phosphorus and algae in the 2020 and 2022 cycles. Phosphorus levels were found to be too high and the lake was put on the Impaired Waters List.
Author Ashley Beranek
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
|Project Name (Click for Details)||Year Started|
|WBIC||Official Waterbody Name||Station ID||Station Name||Earliest Fieldwork Date||Latest Fieldwork Date||View Station||View Data|
|139300||DeNeveu Lake||203079||De Neveu Lake - Deep Hole||4/8/2008||6/28/2022||Map||Data|
|139300||DeNeveu Lake||10002471||Lake De Neveu||7/27/1999||9/30/2017||Map||Data|
DeNeveu Lake is located in the Lake Winnebago - East watershed which is 99.40 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (51.20%), grassland (19.40%) and a mix of suburban (11.60%) and other uses (17.80%). This watershed has 177.39 stream miles, 252.07 lake acres and 1,539.57 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked High for runoff impacts on streams, Not Available 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.