Fish and Aquatic Life
Oneonta Lake, in the Popple River Watershed, is a 67.61 acre lake that falls in Marinette County. This lake is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently considered impaired.
Author Aquatic Biologist
Source: 1975, Surface Water Resources of Marinette County Oneonta Lake T37N, R17E, Section 6, Surface Acres-66.4, Secchi Disk-16 feet, Maximum Depth-24 feet.
A very soft water seepage lake having slightly acid, light brown water of high transparency. The littoral zone is composed of muck (67 percent), sand (25 percent) and gravel (8 percent). The shoreline is 90 percent upland, composed of hardwoods, and 10 percent wetland of coniferous bog. Known fish species inhabiting this lake are largemouth bass bluegill pumpkinseed and perch. Waterfowl make limited use of this lake. The Town of Goodman provides unimproved or difficult access on the south end of the lake. There is one dwelling located on the shoreline.
Author Surface Water Inventory Of Wisconsin
Oneonta Lake (503300) was placed on the impaired waters list for excess algal growth in 2014. The 2016 assessments showed continued excess algal growth; chlorophyll sample data exceed 2016 WisCALM listing thresholds for the Recreation use, however, total phosphorus did not exceed REC thresholds. Total phosphorus and chlorophyll data did not exceed Fish and Aquatic Life listing thresholds. Based on the most updated information, no change in existing impaired waters listing is needed.
Author Aaron Larson
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|
|503300||Oneonta Lake||10019991||Oneonta Lake -- Ramp - Nr Cth H||Map||Data|
|503300||Oneonta Lake||10003703||Oneonta Lake||7/27/1999||9/30/2017||Map||Data|
|503300||Oneonta Lake||383251||Oneonta Lake - Deep Hole||6/1/1999||1/1/2015||Map||Data|
Oneonta Lake is located in the Popple River watershed which is 231.25 mi². Land use in the watershed is primarily forest (66.70%), wetland (30%) and a mix of grassland (1.90%) and other uses (1.30%). This watershed has 236.00 stream miles, 1,757.82 lake acres and 35,875.22 wetland acres.
Nonpoint Source Characteristics
This watershed is ranked Low 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.