Watershed - Little Rib River (CW24)
Little Rib River Watershed

Details

The Little Rib River Watershed is located in the Marathon and Lincoln Counties. Steep slopes and shallow soils characterize the Little Rib River Watershed. Stream flows vary significantly depending on the gradient of the slopes. During runoff events, elevated levels of bacteria and BOD occur in watershed streams, likely from animal waste (Kaatz, 1987, 1988). Both the Marathon County Animal Waste Management Plan and Soil Erosion Control Plan identify the Little Rib River as a priority for soil erosion and animal waste control. The potential for surface and groundwater contamination is high because steep slopes, shallow soils and bedrock that is within five feet of the surface, characterize the area. This watershed has been chosen as a priority watershed project under the Wisconsin Farmers Fund for animal waste control. This watershed was ranked using the Nonpoint Source Priority Watershed Selection Criteria. Based on surface and ground water data, the overall ranking is medium, establishing a priority for future grant eligibility through the Nonpoint Source Program. Marathon County's Land Conservation Department estimates that there are approximately 350 earthen manure pits installed prior to adoption of Marathon County's animal waste storage ordinance. Many of these pits may not meet technical standards and could potentially contaminate groundwater (Kaatz, 1987,1988).

Date  2002

Ecological Landscapes for Little Rib River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Little Rib River Watershed is located in the Forest Transition Ecological Landscape which lies along the northern border of Wisconsin's Tension Zone, through the central and western part of the state, and supports both northern forests and agricultural areas. The central portion of the Forest Transition lies primarily on a glacial till plain deposited by glaciation between 25,000 and 790,000 years ago. The eastern and western portions are on moraines of the Wisconsin glaciation. The growing season in this part of the state is long enough that agriculture is viable, although climatic conditions are not as favorable as in southern Wisconsin. Soils are diverse, ranging from sandy loam to loam or shallow silt loam, and from poorly drained to well drained. The historic vegetation of the Forest Transition was primarily northern hardwood forest. These northern hardwoods were dominated by sugar maple and hemlock, and contained some yellow birch, red pine and white pine. Currently, over 60% of this Ecological Landscape is non-forested. Forested areas consist primarily of northern hardwoods and aspen, with smaller amounts of oak and lowland hardwoods. The eastern portion of the Ecological Landscape differs from the rest of the area in that it remains primarily forested, and includes some ecologically significant areas. Throughout the Ecological Landscape, small areas of conifer swamp are found near the headwaters of streams, and associated with lakes in kettle depressions on moraines. Ground flora show characteristics of both northern and southern Wisconsin, as this Ecological Landscape lies along the Tension Zone.

Date  2010

Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2013
Waters Involved
Big Bass Lake
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Marathon Class 7: Marathon County proposes to continue toward completion of its Phase II efforts to classify 11 lakes in eastern Marathon County. Major project elements to include: 1) Develop lake management plans, 2) Establish planning committees, 3) Review and revise shoreland zoning ordinance, 4) Hold one-day water forum, and 5) Develop guide for Zoning Board of Adjustment members.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Big Eau Pleine Reservoir
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Marathon County proposes to amend or create a shoreland zoning ordinance that complies with the requirements of NR 115, Wisconsin Administrative Code (as revised effective February 1, 2010) and retain existing regulations that exceed the water resource protections of NR 115 or are specific or unique to local needs.

Project deliverables include: 1. Copies of any fact sheets or handouts created for public hearings. 2. A summary of the comments received at public hearings. 3. A certified copy of the County Board-approved updated shoreland ordinance or ordinance language (if integrated into other codes). 4. Any GIS maps of the shoreland zone or shoreland condition surveys related to the project.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports or surveys generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Big Eau Pleine River
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Marathon County proposes to amend or create a shoreland zoning ordinance that complies with the requirements of NR 115, Wisconsin Administrative Code (as revised effective February 1, 2010) and retain existing regulations that exceed the water resource protections of NR 115 or are specific or unique to local needs.

Project deliverables include: 1. Copies of any fact sheets or handouts created for public hearings. 2. A summary of the comments received at public hearings. 3. A certified copy of the County Board-approved updated shoreland ordinance or ordinance language (if integrated into other codes). 4. Any GIS maps of the shoreland zone or shoreland condition surveys related to the project.

Specific conditions for this Project: 1. The WDNR will be provided electronic and hard copies of all data and or reports or surveys generated as a result of this project.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/12/2010
Waters Involved
Mission Lake
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Marathon Class 2: Marathon County proposes to conduct detailed studies of 11 lakes in the Eastern part of Marathon County for the purpose of classifying them and developing plans for their future management. major project elements in this phased project include: 1) data collection, 2) outreach, 3) management planning and 4) plan implementation.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Mission Lake
Status
Complete

North Central Conservancy Trust, Inc.: Acq-Mission Lake - Waypost Camp: North Central Conservancy Trust plans to purchase a conservation easement on the Waypost Camp property on Mission Lake to protect the water quality of Mission Lake. The easement will prohibit future disturbance within a Shore Buffer Zone, require restrictions on future building and preserve archeological resources. The easement will cover approximately 88 acres and will protect the shoreline in perpetuity.

Deliverables include: conservation easement, baseline document and land management plan.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2012
Waters Involved
Mud Lake
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Marathon Class 5: Marathon County proposes to continue toward completion of its Phase _ efforts to classify 11 lakes in eastern Marathon County. Major project elements to include: 1) Water quality sampling and analysis, 2) Fisheries and aquatic species analysis, 3) Habitat, shoreland and paleolimnological surveys, 4) cultural surveys and outreach, 5) build-out assessment and monitoring.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2012
Waters Involved
Mud Lake
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Marathon Class 6: Marathon County proposes to continue toward completion of its Phase 1 efforts to classify 11 lakes in eastern Marathon County. Major project elements to include: 1) Water quality sampling and analysis, 2) Fisheries and aquatic species analysis, 3) Habitat, shoreland and paleolimnological surveys, 4) Cultural surveys and outreach, 5) Build-out assessment and monitoring.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/12/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Marathon County: Lco-Marathon Class 2: Marathon County proposes to conduct detailed studies of 11 lakes in the Eastern part of Marathon County for the purpose of classifying them and developing plans for their future management. major project elements in this phased project include: 1) data collection, 2) outreach, 3) management planning and 4) plan implementation.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

North Central Conservancy Trust, Inc.: Acq-Mission Lake - Waypost Camp: North Central Conservancy Trust plans to purchase a conservation easement on the Waypost Camp property on Mission Lake to protect the water quality of Mission Lake. The easement will prohibit future disturbance within a Shore Buffer Zone, require restrictions on future building and preserve archeological resources. The easement will cover approximately 88 acres and will protect the shoreline in perpetuity.

Deliverables include: conservation easement, baseline document and land management plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Big Rib River
Status
Complete

Lake Wausau Assn., Inc.: Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant Study: Lake Wausau Association will complete an APM Plan update. This data collected will be part of a community based collaborative Lake Management Plan along with the Bathymetry Report, Habitat Report, Lake Capacity Report, Social Economic report and the Hydrodynamic modeling to be completed in 2017 by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Project activities and deliverables include: 1) Two point-intercept (PI) surveys will be completed to measure aquatic plant community changes since 2012. The purpose is to document cover of CLP (June) and all other plant species (August). Surveys will follow the standard DNR PI sampling methods. 2) The LWA APM committee will hold 2 meeting to learn about the current aquatic plant community and management strategies. Pertinent municipalities and Domtar representatives will be invited to the meetings. 3) A DNR approved aquatic plant management plan will be developed including hardcopy and electronic formats with GIS shapefiles of proposed harvesting areas.

Special conditions: The Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant report will be shared with stakeholder communities (City of Wausau, Schofield, Village of Rothschild, Town of Rib Mountain and Marathon County) and Lake Wausau Association at a biannual meeting. The plan will be available on the Lake Wausau Association website and results will be shared in quarterly newsletter and Facebook.



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Castle Rock Ditch
Status
Complete

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Cruson Slough
Status
Complete

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Flowage
Status
Complete

Lake Wausau Assn., Inc.: Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant Study: Lake Wausau Association will complete an APM Plan update. This data collected will be part of a community based collaborative Lake Management Plan along with the Bathymetry Report, Habitat Report, Lake Capacity Report, Social Economic report and the Hydrodynamic modeling to be completed in 2017 by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Project activities and deliverables include: 1) Two point-intercept (PI) surveys will be completed to measure aquatic plant community changes since 2012. The purpose is to document cover of CLP (June) and all other plant species (August). Surveys will follow the standard DNR PI sampling methods. 2) The LWA APM committee will hold 2 meeting to learn about the current aquatic plant community and management strategies. Pertinent municipalities and Domtar representatives will be invited to the meetings. 3) A DNR approved aquatic plant management plan will be developed including hardcopy and electronic formats with GIS shapefiles of proposed harvesting areas.

Special conditions: The Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant report will be shared with stakeholder communities (City of Wausau, Schofield, Village of Rothschild, Town of Rib Mountain and Marathon County) and Lake Wausau Association at a biannual meeting. The plan will be available on the Lake Wausau Association website and results will be shared in quarterly newsletter and Facebook.



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Eau Claire River
Status
Complete

Lake Wausau Assn., Inc.: Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant Study: Lake Wausau Association will complete an APM Plan update. This data collected will be part of a community based collaborative Lake Management Plan along with the Bathymetry Report, Habitat Report, Lake Capacity Report, Social Economic report and the Hydrodynamic modeling to be completed in 2017 by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Project activities and deliverables include: 1) Two point-intercept (PI) surveys will be completed to measure aquatic plant community changes since 2012. The purpose is to document cover of CLP (June) and all other plant species (August). Surveys will follow the standard DNR PI sampling methods. 2) The LWA APM committee will hold 2 meeting to learn about the current aquatic plant community and management strategies. Pertinent municipalities and Domtar representatives will be invited to the meetings. 3) A DNR approved aquatic plant management plan will be developed including hardcopy and electronic formats with GIS shapefiles of proposed harvesting areas.

Special conditions: The Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant report will be shared with stakeholder communities (City of Wausau, Schofield, Village of Rothschild, Town of Rib Mountain and Marathon County) and Lake Wausau Association at a biannual meeting. The plan will be available on the Lake Wausau Association website and results will be shared in quarterly newsletter and Facebook.



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Du Bay
Status
Complete

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Lake Wausau
Status
Complete

Lake Wausau Assn., Inc.: Wausau Mgmt. Plan 1: The Lake Wausau Association proposes to contract with the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) to initiate studies toward development of a comprehensive Lake Management Plan for Lake Wausau in Marathon County. Phase 1 tasks to include: 1) Hydrodynamic Modeling, 2) Dye Tracer Studies, 3) Aquatic Macrophyte Survey and Aquatic Plant Management Plan, 4) Bathymetry and In-Lake Habitat assessment.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2012
Waters Involved
Lake Wausau
Status
Complete

Lake Wausau Assn., Inc.: Wausau Management Plan 2: The Lake Wausau Association proposes to continue its contract with the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) to initiate studies toward development of a comprehensive Lake Management Plan for Lake Wausau in Marathon County. Phase 2 tasks to include: 1) Hydrodynamic Modeling, 2) Dye Tracer Studies, 3) Socio-economic study, and 4) Project management and coordination.

Scope amendment: Add lake management plan development to the project


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Lake Wausau
Status
Complete

Lake Wausau Assn., Inc.: Wausau Mgmt. Plan 3: The Lake Wausau Association proposes to complete tasks Phase 3, Tasks 1, 5, and 7 of its comprehensive lake management planning effort on Lake Wausau in Marathon County. Major project elements to include: 1) Hydrodynamic modeling, 2) Shoreland habitat survey, and 3) Development of Lake Management Plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Lake Wausau
Status
Complete

Lake Wausau Assn., Inc.: Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant Study: Lake Wausau Association will complete an APM Plan update. This data collected will be part of a community based collaborative Lake Management Plan along with the Bathymetry Report, Habitat Report, Lake Capacity Report, Social Economic report and the Hydrodynamic modeling to be completed in 2017 by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Project activities and deliverables include: 1) Two point-intercept (PI) surveys will be completed to measure aquatic plant community changes since 2012. The purpose is to document cover of CLP (June) and all other plant species (August). Surveys will follow the standard DNR PI sampling methods. 2) The LWA APM committee will hold 2 meeting to learn about the current aquatic plant community and management strategies. Pertinent municipalities and Domtar representatives will be invited to the meetings. 3) A DNR approved aquatic plant management plan will be developed including hardcopy and electronic formats with GIS shapefiles of proposed harvesting areas.

Special conditions: The Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant report will be shared with stakeholder communities (City of Wausau, Schofield, Village of Rothschild, Town of Rib Mountain and Marathon County) and Lake Wausau Association at a biannual meeting. The plan will be available on the Lake Wausau Association website and results will be shared in quarterly newsletter and Facebook.



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Little Pine Creek
Status
Complete

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Little Rib River
Status
Complete

Lake Wausau Assn., Inc.: Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant Study: Lake Wausau Association will complete an APM Plan update. This data collected will be part of a community based collaborative Lake Management Plan along with the Bathymetry Report, Habitat Report, Lake Capacity Report, Social Economic report and the Hydrodynamic modeling to be completed in 2017 by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Project activities and deliverables include: 1) Two point-intercept (PI) surveys will be completed to measure aquatic plant community changes since 2012. The purpose is to document cover of CLP (June) and all other plant species (August). Surveys will follow the standard DNR PI sampling methods. 2) The LWA APM committee will hold 2 meeting to learn about the current aquatic plant community and management strategies. Pertinent municipalities and Domtar representatives will be invited to the meetings. 3) A DNR approved aquatic plant management plan will be developed including hardcopy and electronic formats with GIS shapefiles of proposed harvesting areas.

Special conditions: The Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant report will be shared with stakeholder communities (City of Wausau, Schofield, Village of Rothschild, Town of Rib Mountain and Marathon County) and Lake Wausau Association at a biannual meeting. The plan will be available on the Lake Wausau Association website and results will be shared in quarterly newsletter and Facebook.



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Wausau Dam Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Wausau Assn., Inc.: Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant Study: Lake Wausau Association will complete an APM Plan update. This data collected will be part of a community based collaborative Lake Management Plan along with the Bathymetry Report, Habitat Report, Lake Capacity Report, Social Economic report and the Hydrodynamic modeling to be completed in 2017 by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Project activities and deliverables include: 1) Two point-intercept (PI) surveys will be completed to measure aquatic plant community changes since 2012. The purpose is to document cover of CLP (June) and all other plant species (August). Surveys will follow the standard DNR PI sampling methods. 2) The LWA APM committee will hold 2 meeting to learn about the current aquatic plant community and management strategies. Pertinent municipalities and Domtar representatives will be invited to the meetings. 3) A DNR approved aquatic plant management plan will be developed including hardcopy and electronic formats with GIS shapefiles of proposed harvesting areas.

Special conditions: The Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant report will be shared with stakeholder communities (City of Wausau, Schofield, Village of Rothschild, Town of Rib Mountain and Marathon County) and Lake Wausau Association at a biannual meeting. The plan will be available on the Lake Wausau Association website and results will be shared in quarterly newsletter and Facebook.



Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Wisconsin River
Status
Complete

Lake Alice Association, Inc: Lake Alice Stewardship Program Phase Ii - Understanding The Biota Of Lake Alice: Lake Alice Association is sponsoring phased large scale lake planning grants to study Lake Alice, in Lincoln County. The project will focus on developing and updating an Adaptive Lake Management Plan (LMP) for Lake Alice. Phase 2 was funded in this grant cycle and Phases 3-5 will be submitted for funding starting in 2011.

Project activities for Phase 2 include: 1) Educational program, meetings and educational events with lake association and Tomahawk High School students, written educational materials, news releases, and website updates; 2) Point-intercept (PI) aquatic plant survey; 3) Aquatic plant community and substrate mapping; 4) Water quality assessment; 5) Volunteer amphibian monitoring and angler survey; 6) Update LMP.

Project deliverables include: 1) Educational materials and news releases; 2) Aquatic plant community and substrate maps; 3) PI, water quality, amphibian, and angler data; 4) LMP.

Specific conditions for this project: LMP needs Dept review and approval

WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of LMP, news releases, any other educational materials/products, all data, all maps from project, and all GIS data.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Wisconsin River
Status
Complete

Lake Wausau Assn., Inc.: Wausau Mgmt. Plan 3: The Lake Wausau Association proposes to complete tasks Phase 3, Tasks 1, 5, and 7 of its comprehensive lake management planning effort on Lake Wausau in Marathon County. Major project elements to include: 1) Hydrodynamic modeling, 2) Shoreland habitat survey, and 3) Development of Lake Management Plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Wisconsin River
Status
Complete

Lake Wausau Assn., Inc.: Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant Study: Lake Wausau Association will complete an APM Plan update. This data collected will be part of a community based collaborative Lake Management Plan along with the Bathymetry Report, Habitat Report, Lake Capacity Report, Social Economic report and the Hydrodynamic modeling to be completed in 2017 by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Project activities and deliverables include: 1) Two point-intercept (PI) surveys will be completed to measure aquatic plant community changes since 2012. The purpose is to document cover of CLP (June) and all other plant species (August). Surveys will follow the standard DNR PI sampling methods. 2) The LWA APM committee will hold 2 meeting to learn about the current aquatic plant community and management strategies. Pertinent municipalities and Domtar representatives will be invited to the meetings. 3) A DNR approved aquatic plant management plan will be developed including hardcopy and electronic formats with GIS shapefiles of proposed harvesting areas.

Special conditions: The Lake Wausau Aquatic Plant report will be shared with stakeholder communities (City of Wausau, Schofield, Village of Rothschild, Town of Rib Mountain and Marathon County) and Lake Wausau Association at a biannual meeting. The plan will be available on the Lake Wausau Association website and results will be shared in quarterly newsletter and Facebook.



Monitoring & Projects

Projects including grants, restoration work and studies shown below have occurred in this watershed. Click the links below to read through the text. While these are not an exhaustive list of activities, they provide insight into the management activities happening in this watershed.

Grants and Management Projects
Little Rib River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Rothschild - Stormwater Management Plan Update
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated construction erosion control ordinance; updated storm water ordinance for new development and re-development; other updated ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area; updated storm water management plan for the entire developed urban area; and an updated storm water management plan for new development.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Fenwood Creek Watershed Project
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: agricultural nonpoint sources of pollution through the installation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) addressing sediment and nutrient loading and to address violations of the NR 151 Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions relating to: sheet, rill, and wind erosion; tillage setback; manure storage facilities-new/significant alterations; manure storage facilities-closure; manure storage facilities-existing failing/leaking; process wastewater handling; clean water diversions; nutrient management; prevention of overflow from manure storage facilities; prevention of direct runoff from a feedlot or stored manure into waters of the state; prevention of unlimited livestock access to waters of the state; and remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Marathon County Barnyard Runoff Control Project
Date
Status
This project is a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin's waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: a barnyard runoff control system, critical area stabilization, diversions, heavy use area protection, roofing, roof runoff systems, and underground outlets.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Eau Pleine Flowage Priority Restoration Followup Monitoring
Date
Status
Monitoring - the Department started a multi-year water quality study in 2009 to develop a TMDL for the river and flowage. Big Eau Pleine Reservoir is a 6348 acre lake located in Marathon County.
1/1/2013
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Monitor or Propose 303(d) Listing
Big Eau Pleine TMDL
Date
Status
The Big Eau Pleine Flowage is listed on the Federal 303 (d) list for violations of the state dissolved oxygen and pH water quality standards. The Big Eau Pleine River is also on the list for dissolved oxygen levels below the water quality standard. Both listings are a result of excessive nutrient loading, primarily phosphorus, to the river and flowage.
1/1/2013
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Water Quality Modeling
City-Wide Water Quality Model Update and BMP Feasibility
Date
Status
This project is an installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by the 319 grant. Specifically, the grantee will implement: water quality model, BMP feasibility analysis.
1/1/2015
In Progress
Projects
 
Little Rib River WatershedWatershed History Note