Fish and Aquatic Life
Berry Lake, in the Lower Oconto River Watershed, is a 209.09 acre lake that falls in Menominee and Oconto Counties. This lake is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Source: 1977, Surface Water Resources of Oconto County Berry Lake, T28N, R17E, Section 19
A medium hard water seepage lake having slightly acid, clear water of high transparency. The shoreline is primarily upland, with a very limited area of wetland. The littoral zone is 70 percent sand and 30 percent muck. Waterfowl make limited use of this lake. The known fish population consists of largemouthbass, bluegill, black crappie, perch and white sucker. Public access with limited parking is available from a Town of Underhill landing. One hundred and five dwellings and a private campground are located on the shoreline.
Surface Acres = 201.0, Maximum Depth = 27 feet, Secchi Disk = not determined
Author Surface Water Inventory Of Wisconsin
Berry Lake (418300) was assessed during the 2016 listing cycle; total phosphorus and chlorophyll sample data were clearly below 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use and Fish and Aquatic Life use. This water is meeting these designated uses and is not considered impaired.
Author Ashley Beranek
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|
|418300||Berry Lake||10021626||Berry Lake - G||7/12/2007||7/12/2007||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10021629||Berry Lake - J||7/12/2007||7/12/2007||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045118||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1556||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045122||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1560||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045123||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1563||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045126||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1569||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045127||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1570||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045129||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1580||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045130||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1582||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10004166||Berry Lake||7/27/1999||3/24/2021||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045094||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1216||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10053776||Berry Lake - Herbicide Monitoring Site BL-2||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045088||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake||7/15/2015||9/30/2017||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045092||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1214||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045093||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1215||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045120||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1558||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045121||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1559||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045125||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1567||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10021620||Berry Lake - A||7/12/2007||7/12/2007||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10021621||Berry Lake - B||7/12/2007||7/12/2007||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10021622||Berry Lake - C||7/12/2007||7/12/2007||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10021623||Berry Lake - D||7/12/2007||7/12/2007||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10021624||Berry Lake - E||7/12/2007||7/12/2007||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045124||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1566||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10051048||Berry Lake - East Basin - North||5/23/2018||7/31/2018||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10053775||Berry Lake - Herbicide Monitoring Site BL-1||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10021625||Berry Lake - F||7/12/2007||7/12/2007||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045095||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1217||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045108||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1252||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045119||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1557||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045128||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1571||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10021627||Berry Lake - H||7/12/2007||8/3/2007||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10037683||Berry Lake nearshore||9/6/2012||9/6/2012||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045109||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1253||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045131||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1583||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10051047||Berry Lake - East Basin - Center||5/23/2018||7/31/2018||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10051049||Berry Lake - West Basin - Center||5/23/2018||7/31/2018||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10021628||Berry Lake - I||7/12/2007||7/12/2007||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||433300||Berry Lake - Deep Hole||2/24/1993||8/26/2020||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10018940||Berry Lake -- Access at E. Side of Lake off Berry Lake Rd||5/27/2007||9/26/2020||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10051045||Berry Lake - East Basin Application Area||5/23/2018||7/31/2018||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10051051||Berry Lake - West Basin Application Area||5/23/2018||7/31/2018||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10045096||Phragmites Occurrence - Berry Lake GLRI Point 1218||Map||Data|
|418300||Berry Lake||10046148||Phragmites Occurrence 2912- Berry Lake||Map||Data|
Berry Lake is located in the Lower Oconto River watershed which is 196.48 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (33.70%), agricultural (25.80%) and a mix of wetland (23.90%) and other uses (16.60%). This watershed has 314.34 stream miles, 3,972.16 lake acres and 24,684.40 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Low 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.This water is ranked High Lake for individual Lakes based on runoff problems and the likelihood of success from project implementation.