ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
The Namekagon River Partnership is sponsoring a project aimed at growing the organization\2019s capacity. Project goals include: 1) Recruiting new members and volunteers, and establishing and maintaining strong relationships with other stakeholders; 2) Effectively collaborate with agency and tribal river management staff; 3) Identify and review previous studies; 4) Gather data needed to assess the current health of the upper Namekagon River, and develop protective strategies; 5) Raise public awareness of, and support for river health through on-going educational outreach, providing citizen-based experiences through hands-on participation, and by developing citizen action skills for protection and preservation; 6) Identify future funding sources to secure necessary funding and maintain long-term donor and grantor relationships. Project deliverables are a final report including: 1) Information on capacity building (number of members, volunteers and stakeholders); 2) Summarize effectiveness of collaborations with other partners including outreach efforts; 3) Completing an Organizational Assessment; 4) Developing an appropriate river study; 5) Identifying and securing funding sources for that study.
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
|Project Name (Click for Details)||Year Started|
|TOWN OF NAMAKAGON: Eurasian Water Milfoil Prevention, Detection & Education||2006|
|TOWN OF NAMAKAGON: Lake Namakagon AIS Education, Prevention & Investigation Project||2007|
|NAMAKAGON LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC.: Namakagon Lake Baseline Aquatic Plant Survey||2008|
|TOWN OF CABLE: Town of Cable AIS Prevention Program||2010|
|NAMEKAGON RIVER PARTNERSHIP INC: Building the Capacity of the Namekagon River Partnership||2012|
|LAKE HAYWARD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION: Lake Hayward 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project||2015|
|NAMAKAGON LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC.: Namakagon Chain of Lakes Educational Signage||2010|
|NAMEKAGON RIVER PARTNERSHIP INC: Namekagon River Partnership Watershed Education||2014|
|NAMAKAGON LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC.: Namakagon Lake Association, Inc. 2017 CBCW||2017|
|NAMAKAGON LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC.: Namakagon Lake Association, Inc. 2019 CBCW||2019|
|NAMAKAGON LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC.: Namakagon Lake Aquatic Plant Management Plan & Sanitary Survey||2008|
|NAMAKAGON LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC.: Lake Namakagon AIS Prevention - Inspection||2009|
|NAMAKAGON LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC.: Education Outreach||2005|
|NAMAKAGON LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC.: Lake Namakagon AIS Education, Prevention & Investigation Project||2008|
|TOWN OF CABLE: AIS Control in the Town of Cable||2008|
|Fish Propagation Actions||2001|
|TREGO LAKE DISTRICT: Trego Lake District 2018 CBCW||2018|
|TOWN OF CABLE: Town of Cable AIS Prevention Program||2010|
|NAMAKAGON LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC.: Namakagon Lake 2015 Clean Boats Clean Waters Project||2015|
|TOWN OF NAMAKAGON: Eurasian Water Milfoil Watch & Education||2005|
|NAMAKAGON LAKE ASSOCIATION, INC.: Namakagon Lake Association, Inc. 2018 CBCW||2018|
|TREGO LAKE DISTRICT: Trego Lake District 2019 CBCW||2019|
|SAWYER COUNTY: Lake Hayward Hybrid Milfoil Control Project||2013|
|TOWN OF CABLE: Town of Cable AIS Program||2007|
|WBIC||Official Waterbody Name||Station ID||Station Name||Earliest Fieldwork Date||Latest Fieldwork Date||View Station||View Data|
|2689500||Namekagon River||10030670||Namekagon 003 (above County Hwy. M)||9/23/2009||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
|2689500||Namekagon River||10007916||Namekagon River - Hwy M Station # 1||Map||Data|
|2732600||Namekagon Lake||10019517||Namekagon River -- Access Nr Cth M||Map||Data|
|2689500||Namekagon River||10019570||Namekagon River -- Access at Dam Road near Namekagon Lake||8/18/2011||8/18/2011||Map||Data|
Namekagon River is located in the Upper Namekagon River watershed which is 197.80 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (74.10%), wetland (16.70%) and a mix of open (4.60%) and other uses (4.70%). This watershed has 135.34 stream miles, 6,298.06 lake acres and 19,026.69 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Not Ranked for runoff impacts on streams, Not Ranked 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.