Fish and Aquatic Life
Library Lake, in the Hay River Watershed, is a 12.84 acre lake that falls in Barron County. This lake is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
The Beaver Dam Lake Management District is purchasing approximately 0.6 acres of property on the southwest side of Library Lake. The property will be used to treat stormwater runoff through the use of a wetland complex. The project is being done in cooperation with the City of Cumberland. The lake district will own the property and the City will maintain the stormwater facilities.
0.6 acres of property on the southwest side of Library Lake. The property will be used to treat stormwater runoff through the use of a wetland complex.
Beaver Dam Lake District acquired .30 acres of land across three properties along Library Lake protecting 183 feet of shoreline length.
Beaver Dam Lake Management District is sponsoring a land acquisition project to acquire permanent limited easements on three properties. The easements will be transferred to the City of Cumberland and will be in place for the installation of stormwater best management practices.
The Beaver Dam Lake Management District is sponsoring a grant which will provide funding for a fee title land acquisition project involving property on the southeast side of Library Lake.
Lake Management Plan Development
Beaver Dam Lake Management District in partnership with the City of Cumberland propose to design/build a stormwater pretreatment and wetland pond and restore shoreline on City-owned property along the NE shore of Library Lake and to promote public information and education, including local school district participation.
The City of Cumberland is sponsoring a land acquisition project to acquire a permanent limited easement on the Richard and Lorrain Neurer property.
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|
|2081500||Library Lake||10042441||Library Lake #31||5/22/2014||6/3/2019||Map||Data|
|2081500||Library Lake||033134||Beaver Dam Lake - Library Bay||5/27/1992||8/1/2019||Map||Data|
|2081500||Library Lake||10000753||Library Lake||9/5/2000||6/29/2010||Map||Data|
Library Lake is located in the Hay River watershed which is 289.60 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (38%), agricultural (30.20%) and a mix of grassland (20.60%) and other uses (11.20%). This watershed has 516.98 stream miles, 2,647.38 lake acres and 15,179.56 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Not Available for runoff impacts on streams, Not Available 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.