Fish and Aquatic Life
Boom Lake, in the Rhinelander Flowage Watershed, is a 364.76 acre impoundment that falls in Oneida County. This impoundment is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Source: 1966, Surface Water Resources of Oneida County Boom Lake, T37N, R9E, Section 31
A soft water drainage lake having slightly alkaline clear water of moderate transparency. Sand (50 percent) and muck (35 percent) are the chief littoral materials with gravel and some rubble present. Most of the shoreline is upland (60 percent) with a significant portion of the lake basin bordered by a bog and meadow wetland. Muskellunge, northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, perch, bluegill, crappie, rock bass, pumpkinseed, bullhead and sucker are fish species inhabiting this lake. Public access with parking, without parking and by navigable water are available. A park and picnic area provides public use facilities with an improved boat landing found on this lake. Six resorts and 77 dwellings are found on the shoreline. Mallard, black duck, blue-winged teal and wood duck use this lake as a nesting site. Puddle ducks and diving ducks utilize the lake during their fall migration. A water control structure of 32 head feet located downstream from this lake maintains the present lake level. Boom Lake is actually an impoundment or flowage.
Surface Acres = 437, S.D.F. = 3.28, Maximum Depth = 30 feet
Author Surface Water Inventory Of Wisconsin
County Land and Water Management Plan
The Town of Pine Lake will develop a comprehensive land use plan with implementation strategies to address land and water issues in the town. Activities associated with this project include; facilitated public meetings and workshop; town wide survey; draft and final reports; developmentof maps and exhibits for public informational meetings; development and mailing of a poster plan; project management/coordination.
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|
|1580200||Boom Lake||10004530||Boom Lake||7/27/1999||6/5/2020||Map||Data|
|1580200||Boom Lake||10007689||Boom Lake at Hodag Park Beach||Map||Data|
|1580200||Boom Lake||10018668||Boom Lake -- Hodag Park Access||10/6/2003||8/20/2020||Map||Data|
|1580200||Boom Lake||443062||Boom Lake - Deep Hole||8/3/1979||6/17/2020||Map||Data|
|1580200||Boom Lake||10034945||Boom Lake - Rhinelander Chain ||Map||Data|
Boom Lake is located in the Rhinelander Flowage watershed which is 119.70 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (57.70%), wetland (28%) and a mix of open (8.90%) and other uses (5.30%). This watershed has 100.90 stream miles, 6,029.00 lake acres and 20,592.70 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Not Ranked for runoff impacts on streams, High for runoff impacts on lakes and Low for runoff impacts on groundwater and therefore has an overall rank of Low. 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.