Watershed - Pine Creek and Red Cedar River (LC07)
Pine Creek and Red Cedar River Watershed

Details

The majority of streams in the Pine Creek and Red Cedar River watershed, which covers portions of Dunn, Chippewa, and Barron counties, are degraded by polluted runoff. The major land use affecting surface water quality is streambank pasturing. Many of the Class II trout streams have the potential to become Class I with habitat improvements and controls of polluted runoff sources.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Pine Creek and Red Cedar River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Western Coulee and Ridges Ecological Landscape in southwestern and west central Wisconsin is characterized by its highly eroded, driftless topography and relatively extensive forested landscape. Soils are silt loams (loess) and sandy loams over sandstone residuum over dolomite. Several large rivers including the Wisconsin, Mississippi, Chippewa, Kickapoo and Black flow through or border the Ecological Landscape. Historical vegetation consisted of southern hardwood forests, oak savanna, scattered prairies, and floodplain forests and marshes along the major rivers. With Euro-American settlement, most of the land on ridgetops and valley bottoms was cleared of oak savanna, prairie, and level forest for agriculture. The steep slopes between valley bottom and ridgetop, unsuitable for raising crops, grew into oak-dominated forests after the ubiquitous presettlement wildfires were suppressed. Current vegetation is a mix of forest (40%), agriculture, and grassland with some wetlands in the river valleys. The primary forest cover is oak-hickory (51%) dominated by oak species and shagbark hickory. Maple-basswood forests (28%), dominated by sugar maple, basswood and red maple, are common in areas that were not subjected to repeated presettlement wildfires. Bottomland hardwoods (10%) are common in the valley bottoms of major rivers and are dominated by silver maple, ashes, elms, cottonwood, and red maple. Relict conifer forests including white pine, hemlock and yellow birch are a rarer natural community in the cooler, steep, north slope microclimates.

Date  2010

Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Hay River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Tainter-Menomin Clean Boats: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Association proposes to establish a comprehensive education and prevention program to reduce or stop the spread of aquatic invasive species to Tainter and Menomin Lakes in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: 1) Training and equipping of Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers to do education and monitoring at boat landings, 2) Development and placement of signage.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Tainter-Menomin Clean Boats: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Association proposes to establish a comprehensive education and prevention program to reduce or stop the spread of aquatic invasive species to Tainter and Menomin Lakes in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: 1) Training and equipping of Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers to do education and monitoring at boat landings, 2) Development and placement of signage.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Sinking Creek
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Tainter-Menomin Clean Boats: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Association proposes to establish a comprehensive education and prevention program to reduce or stop the spread of aquatic invasive species to Tainter and Menomin Lakes in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: 1) Training and equipping of Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers to do education and monitoring at boat landings, 2) Development and placement of signage.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Tainter-Menomin Clean Boats: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Association proposes to establish a comprehensive education and prevention program to reduce or stop the spread of aquatic invasive species to Tainter and Menomin Lakes in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: 1) Training and equipping of Clean Boats, Clean Waters volunteers to do education and monitoring at boat landings, 2) Development and placement of signage.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Axhandle Lake
Status
Complete

West Wisconsin Land Trust: Acq-Axe Handle Easement: WWLT is seeking $200,000 in Lake Protection Grant funding to contribute to the cost of a conservation easement designed to protect a 48.55-acre parcel on Axe Handle Lake from development into rural residential housing (up to 31 lots possible under current Chippewa Co. shoreland zoning). The easement would permanently restrict future development to no more than two residential lots, require that all stormwater from development be infiltrated prior to reaching the lake, and require maintenance of a 100-foot forested vegetative buffer to protect the lake's water quality and natural scenic beauty. The owners of the property have offered to donate the remaining value of the easement (est. $575,000). No public access is provided via the easement other than one educational tour per year. Hunting allowed by owners permission.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Bass Lakes
Status
Complete

Chippewa: Acq-Bass Lakes/Tram Lake Acquisition-Galgano Property: Chippewa County will acquire 220 acres with frontage on Bass Lakes #1 and #2 and Tram Lake to protect the lake from residential development.


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

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Hlk-Beaver Dam Lake Fish Stick Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


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

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Lmi-Library Lake Soutwest Stormwater Wetland: The Beaver Dam Lake Management District is sponsoring a project to construct a storm water wetland facility. The project will also divert storm water away from Library Lake and into the wetland facility to treat the storm water.

Special conditions: Litter shall be removed from the project property and the shoreline it borders. The wetland pond shall be operated and maintained for a minimum of 25 years in accordance with the operation and maintenance plan, which must be approved by the Department. A contract will specify these approved plans and be filed with the Register of Deeds.

The final deliverables include a summary report that includes final design updates; pre/post site photos; copies of signed operation and maintenance plans and contracts, and educational materials developed.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. The grant sponsor shall submit all data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Cedar Creek
Status
Complete

West Wisconsin Land Trust: Acq-Long Lake (Mills) Easement: West Wisconsin Land Trust proposes to purchase a conservation easement on a 15 acre parcel with approximately 4,000 ft. of shoreline on Long Lake in Chippewa County. Easement reduces the number of developable lots from eight to two and requires maintenance of a 100 ft. natural and forested vegetative buffer aling the shoreline.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Hay River
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Dunn 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
9/1/2001
Waters Involved
Herde Lake
Status
Complete

Lower Long Lake Foundation, Inc.: Acq-Playter Parcel Purchase: The Lower Long Lake Foundation, Inc. has purchased the 59-acre Playter property on the northeastern shore of Long Lake in Chippewa County. Project involved bargain sale and up-front funding from Chippewa County's Stewardship fund -- funding that will be reimbursed with $50K of the grant award. The property includes 700 ft. of shoreline, and will be maintained for resource protection, lakeshore preservation, environmental education and scientific study.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1999
Waters Involved
Lake Hallie, Lake Hallie 2
Status
Complete

Town Of Hallie: Acq-Town Of Hallie Acquistion On Lake Hallie: The Town of Hallie proposes to purchase approximately 22 acres of land on the north end of Lake Hallie. The parcel is currently owned by American Materials Corporation, and is threatened with development. The parcel is an environmentally sensitive area, a major feature of the land is a wetland spring area. This area is a major cold-water source for the lake and provides a unique riparian buffer for several hundred feet of shoreline. The area also provides an extensive area of riparian wildlife habitat.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2006
Waters Involved
Larrabee Lake
Status
Complete

West Wisconsin Land Trust: Acq-Larrabee (Munger) Easement: West Wisconsin Land Trust requests $200,000 to purchase a conservation easement on a 24-acre parcel owned by the Munger family on Larrabee Lake in Chippewa County.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Library Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Cumberland: Acq-Library Lake - Neurer Acquisition: The City of Cumberland is sponsoring a land acquisition project to acquire a permanent limited easement on the Richard and Lorrain Neurer property.

This acquisition project is part of a mulit phase stormwater management project within the City. The Neurer easement is for the purpose of installing a stormwater best management practice on the eased property.

Special conditions for this project: the draft permanent limited easement must be reviewed by the Department prior to signing.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Library Lake
Status
Complete

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Lmi-Library Lake Ne Stormwater Wetland: Beaver Dam Lake Management District in partnership with the City of Cumberland propose to design/build a stormwater pretreatment and wetland pond and restore shoreline on City-owned property along the NE shore of Library Lake and to promote public information and education, including local school district participation.

Special conditions: Litter should be removed from the project property and the shoreline it borders. The wetland pond shall be operated and maintained for a minimum of 10 years in accordance with the operation and maintenance plan, which must be approved by the Department. A contract will specify these approved plans and be filed with the Register of Deeds.

Project deliverables include: final shoreline restoration plans/maps if implementation is funded by the Department; pre/post site photo; wetland pond engineering/design plans and copies of operation and maintenance plans and contracts; educational materials developed and project summary report.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. Data, records, reports, and education materials, including GIS-based maps and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2013
Waters Involved
Library Lake
Status
Complete

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Acq-Southeast Library Lake Land Acquisition: The Beaver Dam Lake Management District is sponsoring a grant which will provide funding for a fee title land acquisition project iinvolving property on the southeast side of Library Lake. This acquisition is one of a number of acquisitions proposed to be used by the City of Cumberland for installation of a stormwater treatment facility. Ownership of the property will be transfered to the City of Cumberland.

Project activities include the acquisition of the property and associated closing activities; demonlition of the structure on the parcel to be acquired.



Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Library Lake
Status
Complete

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Acq-Desantis Property Acquisition: The Beaver Dam Lake Management District is purchasing approximately 0.6 acres of property on the southwest side of Library Lake. The property will be used to treat stormwater runoff through the use of a wetland complex. The project is being done in cooperation with the City of Cumberland. The lake district will own the property and the City will maintain the stormwater facilities.

A legal description of the property is as follows:
GL 9-13, being part of Government Lot 9 described as part of residential lot 1, TP Stone's Oak Park Addition, beginning at a point on the south line of Elm Street along US Highway 63, 1120 feet west of west line of 2nd Street; thence west along Elm & 63 152 feet; thence south parallel to 2nd Street 172 feet; thence east 152 feet; thence north 172 feet to point of beginning. Except that part in SE-NW, Section 7 T35N, R13W described as beginning on the south line of Elm Street 1120 feet west of west line of 2nd Avenue; thence south to point 30 feet south of center line of Highway 63; thence west 132.5 feet parallel to said center line; thence north to south line of Elm Street; thence east to point of beginning, in the unplatted City of Cumberland, Barron County, Wisconsin.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2001
Waters Involved
Long Lake
Status
Complete

Lower Long Lake Foundation, Inc.: Acq-Playter Parcel Purchase: The Lower Long Lake Foundation, Inc. has purchased the 59-acre Playter property on the northeastern shore of Long Lake in Chippewa County. Project involved bargain sale and up-front funding from Chippewa County's Stewardship fund -- funding that will be reimbursed with $50K of the grant award. The property includes 700 ft. of shoreline, and will be maintained for resource protection, lakeshore preservation, environmental education and scientific study.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Dunn 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
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Sand Creek
Status
Complete

Sand Lake Management District: Lmi-Sand Lake Wash Repair & Agricultural Bmp Project: Sand Lake Management District is sponsoring a Lake Protection grant to repair gulley erosion, provide agricultural BMP incentives, and monitor tributaries to document nutrient reductions.

The specific project tasks include: 1) NW Gulley Washout repair; 2) Agriculture BMP incentive payments; 3) Tributary and outlet water quality monitoring; 4) Field and lake BMP educational tours.

Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: annual summary reports and maps summarizing project activities including NW Gulley repair, categories and acres of agriculture BMP\2019s installed, copies of agriculture BMP contracts, stakeholder meeting agendas and minutes, water quality sampling results, and educational materials developed.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
4/15/2015
Waters Involved
Sand Lake
Status
Complete

Sand Lake Management District: Lmi-Sand Lake Wash Repair & Agricultural Bmp Project: Sand Lake Management District is sponsoring a Lake Protection grant to repair gulley erosion, provide agricultural BMP incentives, and monitor tributaries to document nutrient reductions.

The specific project tasks include: 1) NW Gulley Washout repair; 2) Agriculture BMP incentive payments; 3) Tributary and outlet water quality monitoring; 4) Field and lake BMP educational tours.

Maintenance, operation, and protection will be specified in a ten-year contract for each BMP site. The Department may perform site inspection and/or monitoring.

Project deliverables include: annual summary reports and maps summarizing project activities including NW Gulley repair, categories and acres of agriculture BMP\2019s installed, copies of agriculture BMP contracts, stakeholder meeting agendas and minutes, water quality sampling results, and educational materials developed.

Special conditions: Applicable water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction activities commence.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lake Biologist.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2004
Waters Involved
Silver Lake
Status
Complete

Barron County: Lmi-Silver Lake Water Quality Diagnostic Feasibility Study: The Barron County Soil & Water Conservation Department, in cooperation with the US Geological Survey, Dept. of Nat. Res., and a private consultant, will conduct a comprehensive diagnostic/feasibility study of Silver Lake and it's watershed and develop a lake management plan.

The project includes the following objectives ( ) and activities [ ]; (1) Determination of the source(s) of pollutants that have caused recent reductions of water quality - [watershed assessment], [shoreline assessment], [complete water quality study], [develop hydrologic budget], [develop phosphorus budget], [develop groundwater model], [lake sediment core assessment], [shoreline septic systems assessment], [lake bacterial water quality assessment], and [an assessment of the feasibility of a water level control device], (2) Prediction of probable water quality responses to possible pollution reduction practices - [assessment of lake water quality responses utilizing acceptable computer "models"], (3) Protection of Silver Lake from invasive exotic aquatic species - [conduct aquatic plant survey to detect any exotic species], [recommend measures to prevent future exotic species infestations], (4) Evaluation of the fishery of Silver Lake - [Wis. DNR will conduct fishery survey and prepare report]

Project deliverables include a USGS water-resources investigations report, or equivalent document, a USGS fact sheet, or equivalent document, and a comprehensive lake management report for the Silver Lake system.

Conditions for this project include:
* The installation of stream and lake gauging stations must receive the approval and/or permit from the Department of Natural Resources water regulation section.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with electronic and paper copies of the annual and final reports of the results of this study and the lake management plan. Project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and local newspaper articles.


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

Silver Lake Association: Lmi-Waterfront Lots Water Quality Improvements: Silver Lake Association is sponsoring a project to implement shoreline stabilization, restoration, runoff reduction, and wetland restoration practices.

Project tasks: 1) Design/stabilization on approximately 10 shoreline sites; 2) Shoreline restoration design technical assistance; 3) Design/installation on approximately 6 runoff reduction sites; 4) Install woody habitat improvement (Fish Sticks) on approximately 4 sites; 5) Design/implement wetland restoration; 6) Landscaper training/education.

Shoreline restorations using grant funding for plants or labor require a Department approved restrictive covenant to permanently establish the parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow NR 191.24(3) standards unless mutually agreed to in writing with the DNR lake coordinator before implementation. BMPs such as rain gardens and shoreline stabilization must have maintenance, operation, and protection plans specified in a ten-year contract.

Project deliverables: report and map summarizing project activities, documenting linear feet of shoreline stabilized, square feet of shoreline buffer restored, number of Fish Stick sites with numbers of trees used, number of runoff reduction sites installed; individual property shoreline restoration/stabilization plans/maps; pre/post photos of funded restorations; list of property owners and parcels committed to covenants and/or contracts; and educational materials developed.

This scope summarizes details provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the DNR Lake Coordinator.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Sinking Creek
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Dunn 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
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Dunn 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
9/1/2004
Waters Involved
Taylor Lake
Status
Complete

West Wisconsin Land Trust: Acq-Taylor-Snake Easement: West Wisconsin Land Trust seeks funding toward the purchase of a conservation easement on two parcels with frontage on Herde Lake: One (126 acres) sharing frontage on Taylor Lake, and another (155 acres) with frontage on Snake and several unnamed, wild lakes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2008
Waters Involved
Triple Lakes
Status
Complete

West Wisconsin Land Trust: Acq-Herde Iii, Triple Lakes Easements: WWLT is seeking $200,000 in Lake Protection funding to contribute to the cost of two conservation easements: one secured on a 30-acre parcel on Herde Lake, and the other on a 740-acre parcel that includes frontage on, or entirely encompasses, 14 lakes including the Triple Lakes, and Henneman, Logger, Chick, Calkins North and Taylor lakes in Chippewa County. The Herde Lake easement allows no development on the property (which had been subdivided to accommodate 11 condominium lots) and requires maintenance of a 100 ft. forested vegetative shoreline buffer strip to protect the lake's water quality and natural scenic beauty. The Triple Lakes easement extinguishes a condominium plat approval allowing for development of up to 181 lakefront lots allowing, instead, development of 13 residential lots and requiring maintenance of 75' (min.) vegetative buffer strips on all lake shorelines.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Chippewa County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Chippewa 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
4/15/2017
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Hlk-Beaver Dam Lake Fish Stick Project: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Best practices, including fish sticks, 350 sq. ft. native plantings, diversions, rock infiltration, and/or rain gardens, will be designed and installed according to the Healthy Lakes fact sheets, technical guidance and grant application.

All funded best practices require contracts that must remain in place for 10 years and include the minimum operation and maintenance requirements described in grant condition #16 at the end of this agreement. If the landowner is the grant sponsor this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If the best practice(s) will be implemented on land other than the sponsor\2019s, a Conservation Contract between the sponsor and landowner describing the 10-year contract period, minimum operation and maintenance details, and data to be collected is required.

The Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

Deliverables include: Signed 10-year landowner Conservation Contract(s) with operation and maintenance requirements; data collected; pre and post project installation photographs; and summary of education activities and publicity/promotion of Healthy Lakes initiative, if applicable.

Special conditions: Project management and technical assistance costs cannot exceed 10% of the state share of the grant award; this does not include implementation labor. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction, and all regulatory requirements apply. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity and DNR recognized as a funding source.

This scope summarizes the scope in the grant application and attachments and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables.


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

Beaver Dam Lake Management District: Lmi-Library Lake Soutwest Stormwater Wetland: The Beaver Dam Lake Management District is sponsoring a project to construct a storm water wetland facility. The project will also divert storm water away from Library Lake and into the wetland facility to treat the storm water.

Special conditions: Litter shall be removed from the project property and the shoreline it borders. The wetland pond shall be operated and maintained for a minimum of 25 years in accordance with the operation and maintenance plan, which must be approved by the Department. A contract will specify these approved plans and be filed with the Register of Deeds.

The final deliverables include a summary report that includes final design updates; pre/post site photos; copies of signed operation and maintenance plans and contracts, and educational materials developed.

This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. The grant sponsor shall submit all data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps and digital images, to the Department in a format specified by the regional Lakes Biologist.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Hay River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Dunn Co. Erosion Plan: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Assocaition proposes to contract with Inter-fluve, Inc.to develop plans for remediation of river bank erosion and habitat improvement along the Red Cedar River in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: a) analysis of existing data, b) partnership team meetings, c) surveying and waterway access mapping, d) erosion control design, e) cost estimates, and f) implementation plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Dunn Co. Erosion Plan: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Assocaition proposes to contract with Inter-fluve, Inc.to develop plans for remediation of river bank erosion and habitat improvement along the Red Cedar River in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: a) analysis of existing data, b) partnership team meetings, c) surveying and waterway access mapping, d) erosion control design, e) cost estimates, and f) implementation plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Sinking Creek
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Dunn Co. Erosion Plan: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Assocaition proposes to contract with Inter-fluve, Inc.to develop plans for remediation of river bank erosion and habitat improvement along the Red Cedar River in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: a) analysis of existing data, b) partnership team meetings, c) surveying and waterway access mapping, d) erosion control design, e) cost estimates, and f) implementation plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
12/20/1990
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Dunn County: Tainter Lake Nutrient Loading & Phosphorus Reduction Study: 1) Determine nutrient loading to Tainter Lake from each of two contributing watersheds; the South Fork Hay River Watershed, and the Pine Creek and Red Cedar River Watershed. Project will involve remote sensing using aerial photography and analysisthrough a computerized Geographic Information System (GIS). Animal unit concentrations and their locations will be used as an index. Relative phosphorus loads will be projected by watershed. Two representative subwatersheds will undergo a more detailedland use analysis. 2) Determine landowner willingness to volintarily cooperate in phosphorus reduction by a random mailing of questionaires in both watersheds. The watershed selected for a concentrated effort at phosphorus reduction will have aquestionnaire sent to every landowner. 3) Final report will be prepared to include; - which watershed is the greater contributor of phosphorus to Tainter Lake, -whether landowners are willing to voluntarily cooperate with cleanup, - an array of resoucemaps, (topographic, solis, land use, etc.). Data reporting format to be worked out in consultation with Buzz Sorge, DNR district contact. Project results will be reposited at the Dunn County Land Conservation Dept. and the DNR District Office. Amendment 2: establish a school electronic bulletin board system on water quality and monitor phosphorus loading from Jerome Foods turkey manaure disposal practices. Amendment 4: develop 2 shoreline landscaping demonstration projects, include mailing costs for the lake related educational information.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/3/1995
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Lake Tainter Sociological Survey & Educationl Strategies Dev: Establish baseline survey data on Landowner's knowledge of water quality, horticulture practices, construction site erosion and septic systems. Educate lakeshore owners on shoreline zoning, lake and water ecology, good horticulture practices, how septicsystems work, and the importance of household water testing and the interpretation of those results. Conduct 100 household water testing samples and interpret the results showing what action can be taken to improve drinking water quality.Conduct workshops for local officials, contractors dealing with water issues. Design educational exhibits relating water quality to be used in the Lake Tainter area.Disseminate information to the public by neewsletter mailings, fact sheet distributions, public meetings, summary report mailings, newpaper articles, poster displays, and lake fair and county fair exhibits.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1998
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Tainter: Twn. Of Tainter Land Use Plan #1, Dunn Co.: Town of Tainter, Dunn County, proposes to develop a comprehensive land use plan to address land use and water quality issues. Project activities would include 1) Inventory of existing land uses, 2) Inventory of physical and biological characteristics, 3) Demographic analysis of town population, 4) Inventory of existing land and resource protection programs. Information regarding the plan and its development will be shared with the general public through a series of public meetings, newspaper articles and distribution of a comprehensive management plan. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1998
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Town Of Tainter: Twn. Of Tainter Land Use Plan #2, Dunn Co.: Town of Tainter, Dunn County, proposes to develop a comprehensive land use plan to address land use and water quality issues. Project activities would include 1) Drafting of comprehensive land use plan designating appropriate land uses to protect water quality of Tainter Lake and associated water bodies. Information regarding the plan and its development will be shared with the general public through a series of public meetings, newspaper articles and distribution of a comprehensive management plan. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2003
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Menomonie: Tainter Lake Planning Project - Phase 2: The City Menomonie will conduct water quality monitoring at three sample sites per location and sampling frequency described in the project study design and a sociological survey will be completed for all riparian property owners. Project deliverables will be to provide WDNR with all data collected and data summaries in both electronic and hardcopy. The results of the sociological survey will also be compiled and presented in a summary report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Tainter Mapping-Sedimentation Study: The Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association, in cooperation with the Dunn County Land Conservation Dept. and the UW-Eau Claire Geography Dept., proposes to study to causes and effects of sedimentation on the upper end of Tainter Lake.

Major project elements to include: 1) Streambank erosion inventory, 2) stabalization priority determination, 3) cropland soil loss analysis, 4) lake mapping, 5) dredging analysis, 6) public visioning meeting.

Project results to be shared with the public via the visioning meeting. (Std. report approval, formats for Dept. info)


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

Dunn County: Dunn Shoreland Zone Implementation: Dunn County proposes to inventory riparian property ownership, compliance with county buffer standards, and sites providing public access to Lake Eau Galle, Lake Tainter, the Red Cedar River and unincorporated areas on Lake Menomin. Major project elements to include: a) Inventory of shoreline properties and water access points, and b) education and outreach.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Dunn Co. Erosion Plan: The Tainter-Menomin Lake Improvement Assocaition proposes to contract with Inter-fluve, Inc.to develop plans for remediation of river bank erosion and habitat improvement along the Red Cedar River in Dunn County. Major project elements to include: a) analysis of existing data, b) partnership team meetings, c) surveying and waterway access mapping, d) erosion control design, e) cost estimates, and f) implementation plan.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Hay River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Menomin Map: The Tainter-Menomin Improvement Association proposes to commission production of a bathymetric map of Lake Menomin in Dunn County, produce and distribute 6,000 copies, and make the map available via CD and the association web site.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Red Cedar River
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Menomin Map: The Tainter-Menomin Improvement Association proposes to commission production of a bathymetric map of Lake Menomin in Dunn County, produce and distribute 6,000 copies, and make the map available via CD and the association web site.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Sinking Creek
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Menomin Map: The Tainter-Menomin Improvement Association proposes to commission production of a bathymetric map of Lake Menomin in Dunn County, produce and distribute 6,000 copies, and make the map available via CD and the association web site.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2002
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Proposed

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Lake Tainter/Menomin Demonstration Project: The Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association, Inc. proposes to select a residence on Lake Tainter or Lake Menomin on which to model Best Management Practices and designs of shoreland landscaping.

Project activities include: 1) Photos taken of the site, 2) Consultant and landowner meet to outline the design and process for implementation, 3) Continue with PR via local news, 4) Plantings completed under direction of consultant, 5) Guests invited to observe demonstration site by boat, and 6) Continued oversight of vegetative process by landowner.

The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper and electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public through local newspapers, presentations, and tours of the demonstration site.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2007
Waters Involved
Tainter Lake
Status
Complete

Tainter/Menomin Lake Improvement Association: Menomin Map: The Tainter-Menomin Improvement Association proposes to commission production of a bathymetric map of Lake Menomin in Dunn County, produce and distribute 6,000 copies, and make the map available via CD and the association web site.


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
Pine Creek and Red Cedar River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Barron County NOD
Date
Status
This project was a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by 319.
8/16/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Barron County NOD
Date
Status
This project was a landowner installation of nonpoint source best management practices to contribute to the restoration of Wisconsin?s waters and was funded by 319.
8/16/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Culver/Red Cedar TMDL Manure Storage 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 manure storage system, livestock fencing, roof runoff systems, and critical area stabilization.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Community
Running Valley Creek fIBI
Date
Status
AU 15745, poor fIBI, Station 10030168
1/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
2063500 name Red Cedar River TMDL ID 381 Start Mile 28.72 End Mile 73.6
11/21/2011
Proposed
 
Monitor or Propose 303(d) Listing
Mill Creek and Lake Wissota Follow Up Monitoring
Date
Status
Mill Creek and Lake Wissota Follow Up Monitoring
1/1/2002
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor to Evaluate Stream Baseflow
 
Date
Status
Baseflow Evaluation needed - dry stream 2003 documented in Benike Survey for Trout Class work.
11/1/2008
Proposed
 
TMDL Implementation
Red Cedar River TMDL
Date
Status
Red Cedar River TMDL implementation project.
7/8/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Implementation
Tainter Lake, Lake Menomin TMDL Implementation
Date
Status
Phosphorus TMDL Implementation for Lakes Menomin and Tainter. Implementation Plan is needed.
9/14/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
TMDL Implementation
Tainter Lake, Lake Menomin TMDL
Date
Status
Phosphorus TMDLs for Lakes Menomin and Tainter were completed in May 2012 and approved by the EPA on September 14, 2012. These "lakes" are impoundments of the Red Cedar River. The Red Cedar River drains portions of seven counties; land use is primarily agriculture which contributes to excess phosphorus leading to recreational impairments (unsightly blue-green algal blooms that limit wading, swimming and boating) in Lake Menomin and Tainter Lake. Please visit the UW-Extension Red Cedar River Watershed website for more information and details on outreach activites associated with the TMDL and the Lower Chippewa Basin.
4/10/2011
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
TMDL Implementation
Little Lake Wissota TMDL
Date
Status
Little Lake Wissota is a 400-acre eutrophic embayment of Lake Wissota, an impoundment of the Chippewa River near Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (Hydrologic Unit Code 07050005, Wisconsin Waterbody Identification Code 2152800). The embayment has a maximum depth of 43 feet and a drainage area of approximately 67 square miles. Paint Creek is the primary source of surface water inflow to Little Lake Wissota. The Little Lake Wissota watershed is located in the North Central Hardwood Forest Ecoregion (Omernick and Gallant, 1988). This EPA Ecoregion is characterized by nearly level to rolling glacial till plains, significant agricultural land use and lakes with phosphorus concentrations greater than 50 ppb, indicative of eutrophic conditions. The lake was placed on the Wisconsin 303(d) impaired waters list in 1998 with a high priority ranking due to eutrophication and pH criteria exceedances. In addition, recreational uses are limited during the summer due to poor water quality from excess phosphorus (P) and sediment loading. Land cover in the watershed is primarily agricultural and forest. The goal of this TMDL is to reduce levels of phosphorus and sediment loading and decrease the extent and severity of summer algal blooms in Little Lake Wissota.
2/1/2007
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Pine Creek and Red Cedar River WatershedWatershed History Note

The Village of Dallas is located along the banks of the Dallas Flowage, a widening of the Upper Pine Creek, in the Pine Creek and Red Cedar Watershed. Dallas was founded in 1870. It was named in honor of the 11th Vice-President of the United States, George M. Dallas, who served under President James Polk from 1845 – 1849.Before the new dam and water dyke were built, Dallas had problems with occasional floods. Dallas is known for its abundance of nearby trout fishing streams.

Date  2010