Fish and Aquatic Life
White River Fl (Lower Pond), in the White River Watershed, is a 124.64 acre lake that falls in Waushara County. This lake is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Source: 1970, Surface Water Resources of Waushara County White River Millpond (Lower) T-18-N, R-10-E, Sections 11,13, 24 Surface Acres = 110; S.D.F. = 4.08; Maximum Depth = 22 feet.
A large, hard water impoundment on the main branch of the White River about four miles south of Wautoma. The river, both above and below the dam, is navigable. The height of the dam is 23 feet. The littoral bottom materials are muck and sand. The fishery includes largemouth bass, panfish, and northern pike. Mallard and bluewing teal nest on the flowage. Puddle ducks use it during spring and fall migrations. Hunting is allowed. Muskrats are also present. There are 19 cottages or dwellings present, two resorts, and two boat rental places. Access consists of two boat launching sites (a fee is charged), and one town road with parking.
Author Surface Water Inventory Of Wisconsin
White River Fl (Lower Pond) (151500) was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus sample data were clearly below 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use. This water was also assessed for chlorides and sample data were clearly below 2016 WisCALM chronic and acute listing criteria for the Fish and Aquatic Life use. This water is meeting these designated uses and is not considered impaired.
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
|WBIC||Official Waterbody Name||Station ID||Station Name||Earliest Fieldwork Date||Latest Fieldwork Date||View Station||View Data|
|151500||White River Fl (Lower Pond)||703034||White River Flowage - Deep Hole||7/24/1988||6/5/2021||Map||Data|
|149800||Neshkoro Millpond||10020551||White River 100 yds DS dam at CTH YY||8/21/1991||8/17/2014||Map||Data|
|151500||White River Fl (Lower Pond)||10018794||White River Flowage -- Access Off White River Trl||5/6/2000||7/3/2019||Map||Data|
|151500||White River Fl (Lower Pond)||10019282||White River Flowage -- Access at Near 19th And Pine View Rd||5/27/2006||7/3/2019||Map||Data|
|151500||White River Fl (Lower Pond)||10007423||White River Flowage||4/5/1996||3/8/2021||Map||Data|
|149800||Neshkoro Millpond||10021089||White River Below Dam/Above Outfall||8/21/1991||4/25/2008||Map||Data|
White River Fl (Lower Pond) is located in the White River watershed which is 149.81 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (47%), agricultural (21.20%) and a mix of wetland (20%) and other uses (11.90%). This watershed has 156.65 stream miles, 1,017.38 lake acres and 18,495.17 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Not Ranked 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.