Fish and Aquatic Life
A small flowage on the Mullet River with a 12-foot dam located in the NE corner--the site of an old sawmill that utilized the water control structure until about fifteen years ago as a source of power. The fertile water (alkalinity 290 ppm) indicates how an impoundment in an agricultural watershed acts as a collecting basin for nutrients transported by runoff upstream, thus increasing the fertility of the water within the flowage. The nature and size of the pond and the presence of carp areexisting use problems. Northern pike fishing is reported to be good during the winter; trout are also present immediately downstream from the dam. One park and public access with parking area are available.
Source: 1968, Surface Water Resources of Sheboygan County Glenbeulah Millpond T15N, R20E, Section 1 Surface Acres = 6.9, S.D.F. = 2.17, Maximum Depth = 11 feet
Author Aquatic Biologist
Glenbeulah Millpond is an impoundment of the Mullet River in Glenbeulah at the site of an old sawmill formed by a 12 foot-head dam. The water quality problems identified in the 1968 Water Resources of Sheboygan report (WDNR 1968) likely still exist today; nutrient enrichment, sedimentation, and abundant carp are consistent with impounded rivers. Thermal increases associated with this impoundment and the Camp Evelyn impoundment warm the trout water portion of the Mullet River, which is a short distance downstream. No recent water quality data are available for this impoundment.
GLENBEULAH MILLPOND, SHEBOYGAN COUNTY
T15N R20E Sec. 1; Surface Acres = 6.9; Maximum Depth = 11 feet
Author Aquatic Biologist
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.
Fish Management, Access
Work with the owners of the Glenbeulah Dam to consider fish passage restoration, secure funding and implement the projects.
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|
|55600||Mill Pond||10005806||Glenbeulah Mill Pond||7/27/1999||8/22/2011||Map||Data|
|55600||Mill Pond||603460||Mullet River - Glenbeulah Impoundment||6/19/2001||6/19/2001||Map||Data|
Mill Pond is located in the Mullet River watershed which is 88.19 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (38.90%), forest (21.40%) and a mix of grassland (17.90%) and other uses (21.80%). This watershed has 97.54 stream miles, 789.87 lake acres and 6,609.38 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.