Fish and Aquatic Life
, in the Rhinelander Flowage Watershed, is a 188.15 acre lake that falls in Oneida County. This lake is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Source: 1966, Surface Water Resources of Oneida County Lake Creek Lake, T37N, R9E, Section 29
A soft water drainage lake having slightly alkaline,light brown water of moderate transparency. Sand (55 percent) and muck (35 percent) are the principal littoral materials with some gravel and rubble present. The shoreline is predominantly upland (65 percent) with a coniferous-shrub wetland adjoining a significant portion of the lake basin. An impoundment created by a water control structure on the Wisconsin River at Rhinelander below Boom Lake having 32 head feet. Most of the lake area away from the original stream channel is occupied by emergent and submergent stumps making navigation hazardous. Muskellunge, northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, perch, bluegill, crappie, rock bass, pumpkinseed, bullhead and sucker inhabit the lake. Public access without parking and navigable water access are available. Forty-one dwellings are located on the shore.
Surface Acres = 172, S.D.F. = 4.19, Maximum Depth = 12 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|
|1580500||Lake Creek||443118||Lake Creek - Lake Creek||8/31/1979||8/31/1979||Map||Data|
|1580500||Lake Creek||10018639||Creek Lake -- Access||7/18/2008||8/21/2021||Map||Data|
|1580500||Lake Creek||10004533||Lake Creek||7/27/1999||9/30/2017||Map||Data|
Lake Creek 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.