Fish and Aquatic Life
White Lake, in the Shioc River Watershed, is a 163.28 acre lake that falls in Shawano County. This lake is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Source: 1968, Surface Water Resources of Shawano County White Lake, T25N, R17E, Section 5 Surface Acres = 256.0, S.D.F. = 1.56, Maximum Depth = 45 feet.
A very hard water seepage lake having slightly alkaline, clear water of low transparency. The immediate shoreline is wetland of the meadow and marsh type with some shrub and conifers. Upland shoreline does lie in close proximity to the lake basin at several points. The predominant littoral material is muck (95 percent) with some sand. Fish species found in this lake are northern pike, largemouth bass, perch, bluegill, black crappie, rock bass, pumpkinseed, green sunfish, black bullhead, and a variety of minnows. The lake is subject to winterkill. Puddle ducks use this lake on their spring and fall migrations. The lake is also utilized by nesting waterfowl. Habitat conditions suggest that this lake should be important as a waterfowl area but present use is relatively limited to the habitat involved. Public access without nearby parking is available. There are two dwellings located on the shoreline.
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.
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|
|240800||White Lake||10005712||White Lake||7/27/1999||9/30/2017||Map||Data|
|240800||White Lake||10053264||White Lake Deep Hole||Map||Data|
|240800||White Lake||10019228||White Lake -- Access||6/1/2012||10/12/2020||Map||Data|
|240800||White Lake||593039||White Lake - Deepest Part||2/9/1977||8/31/2020||Map||Data|
White Lake is located in the Shioc River watershed which is 189.76 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily agricultural (55.60%), wetland (20.40%) and a mix of grassland (12.30%) and other uses (11.70%). This watershed has 375.85 stream miles, 323.09 lake acres and 23,354.20 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.