Fish and Aquatic Life
Amnicon Lake, in the Amnicon and Middle Rivers Watershed, is a 390.22 acre lake that falls in Douglas County. This lake is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
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|
|2858100||Amnicon Lake||163400||Amnicon Lake - Inter Trib To Amnic Lk Senw Sec12||5/1/2003||6/22/2004||Map||Data|
|2858100||Amnicon Lake||163420||Amnicon Lake - Top Of Inlet at Nw Side||Map||Data|
|2858100||Amnicon Lake||163422||Amnicon Lake - Nw Side||Map||Data|
|2858100||Amnicon Lake||10001288||Amnicon Lake||9/5/2000||4/23/2019||Map||Data|
|2858100||Amnicon Lake||164001||Amnicon Lake - Deep Hole||Map||Data|
|2858100||Amnicon Lake||163120||Amnicon Lake - Deep Hole||1/29/1973||10/4/2019||Map||Data|
|2858100||Amnicon Lake||163401||Amnicon Lake - Inter Trib To Amnic Lk Sene Sec12||5/1/2003||6/22/2004||Map||Data|
|2858100||Amnicon Lake||10019494||Amnicon Lake -- Access||5/12/2001||7/26/2019||Map||Data|
|2858100||Amnicon Lake||163301||Amnicon Lake - Nw Tomahawk Island||5/8/1994||10/16/1994||Map||Data|
|2858100||Amnicon Lake||10042974||Amnicon Lake at West Middle Bay||6/30/2003||6/30/2003||Map||Data|
|2858200||Unnamed||163398||Amnicon Lake Unnamed Trib To - Sec13||6/30/2003||6/30/2003||Map||Data|
|2858100||Amnicon Lake||163399||Amnicon Lake at Outlet||5/14/2003||8/20/2018||Map||Data|
Amnicon Lake is located in the Amnicon and Middle Rivers watershed which is 288.92 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (47.60%), wetland (36.40%) and a mix of grassland (13.30%) and other uses (2.70%). This watershed has 641.39 stream miles, 7,914.74 lake acres and 42,306.80 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Not Ranked for runoff impacts on streams, Not Available 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.This water is ranked High Stream for individual Lakes based on runoff problems and the likelihood of success from project implementation.