Fish and Aquatic Life
Jersey City Flowage, in the Lower Tomahawk River Watershed, is a 422.83 acre lake that falls in Lincoln County. This lake is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Source: 1982, Surface Water Resources of Lincoln County Jersey City Flowage, T35N, R6E, Sec. 28 Surface Acres = 432.9, Maximum Depth = 20 feet, Secchi Disc = 4 feet.
A soft water drainage lake (impoundment) on the Tomahawk River having slightly acid, light brown water of low transparency. The shoreline is 70 percent upland of mixed hardwoods and conifers, and 30 percent shrub-meadow wetland. The littoral zone is 45 percent sand, 40 percent muck, 10 percent rubble, and 5 percent gravel. Submergent vegetation in 50 percent of the lake is moderate in density, and emergent and floating vegetation are moderate in density in 20 percent of the basin. Fish species include walleye, muskellunge, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, perch, bluegill, black crappie and rock bass. Migratory waterfowl use the lake on their spring and fall migrations. Beaver are also present. Public access without parking is possible from a town road and by way of navigable water via the Tomahawk River. There are 74 dwellings and 2 resorts on the shoreline. The impounding structure, which has a 15 foot head, is owned by Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and used to generate electricity.
Author Surface Water Inventory Of Wisconsin
Lake Management Plan Development
Shoreland Monitoring, Assessment, Inventory
Shoreland Monitoring, Assessment or Inventory
Issue News/Media Release
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|
|1516000||Jersey City Flowage||353377||Jersey City Flowage - Jersey City Flowage||Map||Data|
|1516000||Jersey City Flowage||10018999||Jersey City Flowage -- Access||6/5/2010||8/14/2011||Map||Data|
|1516000||Jersey City Flowage||10034335||Jersey Flowage - Edge of lake near Red Pine Rd||7/20/2011||8/19/2019||Map||Data|
|5519902||Unnamed||10020281||Jersey City Flowage -- Access at N End Off Nokomis Dr||Map||Data|
|1516000||Jersey City Flowage||353090||Jersey City Flowage - Deep Hole||8/6/1979||8/19/2019||Map||Data|
|5520946||Unnamed||10035081||Tomahawk River - Area of Open Water||Map||Data|
|1516000||Jersey City Flowage||10032058||Jersey City Flowage - South of landing||9/19/2010||10/21/2012||Map||Data|
|1516000||Jersey City Flowage||10041539||Jersey City Flowage - Tailwater below Rice Reservoir Dam||1/9/2006||12/28/2018||Map||Data|
|1516000||Jersey City Flowage||10033780||Jersey City Flowage - North Island Hole||6/12/2011||9/10/2011||Map||Data|
|1516000||Jersey City Flowage||10003442||Jersey City Flowage||5/10/1996||9/30/2017||Map||Data|
|1515800||Tomahawk River||10035081||Tomahawk River - Area of Open Water||Map||Data|
|1516000||Jersey City Flowage||10041851||Jersey City Flowage - Eagle's Nest #1||5/23/2013||8/19/2019||Map||Data|
Jersey City Flowage is located in the Lower Tomahawk River watershed which is 133.87 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (58.70%), wetland (29.50%) and a mix of open (7.50%) and other uses (4.20%). This watershed has 107.64 stream miles, 5,219.67 lake acres and 23,295.39 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Low for runoff impacts on streams, Low 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.