Fish and Aquatic Life
New Lisbon Lake is a shallow impoundment of the Lemonweir River at the Village of New Lisbon. A fish consumption advisory for walleye, 26 inches and under, exists due to high levels of mercury found in tissue of fish taken from the lake. The source of the mercury remains undetermined.
Author Aquatic Biologist
New Lisbon Lake is a shallow impoundment of the Lemonweir River at the village of New
Lisbon. A fish consumption advisory for walleye 26 inches and under exists due to high
levels of mercury found in tissue of fish taken from the lake. The source of the mercury
Author Surface Water Inventory Of Wisconsin
Source: 1969, Surface Water Resources of Juneau County New Lisbon Flowage, T16N, R3E, Section 8
This drainage impoundment has medium hard light brown colored water, is alkaline, and has a low transparency. The dam has a 10-foot height and is located on the Lemonweir River. It is owned by the City of New Lisbon. There are 21 dwellings on the flowage. Northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, pumpkinseed, perch, and bullhead comprise the bulk of the sport fishery. A multiple-use area, including boat launching, and the Lemonweir River provide access. Teal and mallard nest at the flowage and migrating coot, diving and puddle ducks visit the water. Muskrat are significant.
Surface Acres = 60.4, S.D.F. = 5.57, Maximum Depth = 10 feet
Author Surface Water Inventory Of Wisconsin
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.
Map Depth of Lake (Bathymetry)
Rivers Management Grant
The City of New Lisbon proposes to restore the historical water flows from the Lemonweir River under I-94 to New Lisbon lake by realigning the culverts under I-94.
Monitor Fish Tissue
Biomonitoring Toxicity Tests
WRM should conduct monitoring for the presence of toxic substances in
fish in New Lisbon Lake (Type B).
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|
|1306000||New Lisbon Lake||293016||Lemonweir River - Rothes Ice Service New Lisbon||4/8/1976||4/8/1976||Map||Data|
|1306000||New Lisbon Lake||293074||New Lisbon Lake - 100 Yds N Of Dam Off New Lisbon Park||9/29/1993||9/29/1993||Map||Data|
|1306000||New Lisbon Lake||10003074||New Lisbon Lake||7/27/1999||7/3/2014||Map||Data|
|1306000||New Lisbon Lake||10017482||New Lisbon Lake -- Access||Map||Data|
New Lisbon Lake is located in the Lower Lemonweir River watershed which is 209.62 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (36.20%), agricultural (31%) and a mix of wetland (22.30%) and other uses (10.60%). This watershed has 384.35 stream miles, 558.61 lake acres and 17,722.41 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Medium for runoff impacts on streams, Low 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.