Watershed - Lake Chetek (LC08)
Lake Chetek Watershed

Details

The Lake Chetek watershed, located in Barron, Rusk, and Chippewa Counties, is approximately 135,683 acres is size and consists of 270 miles of streams and rivers, 2,009 acres of lakes and 10,678 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by forests (46%) and agriculture (26%), and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting lakes and groundwater and is ranked medium for nonpoint source issues affecting streams.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Lake Chetek Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Lake Chetek Watershed is located primarily 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 Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Chetek
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Ais Prevention - Chetek Lakes Chain: The Chetek Lake Protection Assoc. is sponsoring an AIS prevention and education project which will focus on AIS education, prevention, and monitoring.

Project activities include:
1) Recruit volunteers and implement a CB/CW program.
Inspect boats and educate public at Northwoods Landing, Brown's Landing,
Airport Landing, Veterans Park, and Ojaski landings.
2) Monitor lake for Eurasian Water Milfoil.
3) Enhance Kiosks at landings, post signs and provide containers for weeds/bait
at all landings.

Project deliverables include:
1) Documentation of donated time and services related to grant administration.
2) Entry of watercraft inspection report with time & number of people reached
3200-120 and monitoring forms onto Dept website
3) Copies of brochures, newsletters, and educational materials used.
4) Report on construction/upgrade of educational kiosks and signage.
5) Report on aquatic plant surveillance results including monitoring observations
with supporting graphs and maps.
6) Final report summarizing CB/CW activities, AIS monitoring, and AIS
management.
7) Any AIS related materials generated or paid for by this grant.

Special conditions for this project:
- Sponsor shall immediately contact WDNR in the event of new AIS infestation.
- Final report needs Dept review and approval

This scope summarizes the project in the grant application and does not supersede application specifics. If a consultant provides the final report, it is recommended that Grantee provide the DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for review prior to making final payment to the consultant. WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) and hard copy of final report including all deliverables.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Lake Chetek
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Chain Of Lakes Apm Planning & Water Quality Improvement Program: Chetek Lks Protection Assoc. is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on 5 lakes; initiate watercraft inspection & AIS monitoring on 4 lakes; coordinate AIS I&E activities; monitor in-lake & tributary water quality; include stakeholder participation & planning, resulting in lake management implementation plans.

Project tasks/deliverables: 1) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey & summer point-intercept (PI) surveys of all plants with two sets of vouchers; 2) Review & inclusion of previous water quality & watershed studies; updated lake response monitoring; 3) Water quality goal development; 4) DO meter purchase; 5) Lake user/sociological survey; 6) Watershed Clean Boats Clean Waters program & data entry; 7) I&E program, including shoreline demonstration project with examples of results.

Special Conditions: 1) Sponsor & consultant must communicate with region/bureau TMDL, WAV & CLMN staff to advise, review, & coordinate proposed water quality monitoring & watershed assessment work before it starts; 2) A technical advisory committee including DNR & county partners should be engaged throughout the project's duration; 3) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management (APM) in Wisc. guidance should be followed for PI survey monitoring & APM plan development; 4) The WDNR APM Strategy (2007) will be utilized in Plan development; 5) Draft public surveys must be reviewed/approved by DNR; 6) Properties using grant funds for shoreline restoration implementation require DNR approved restrictive covenants permanently establishing a parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with lake coordinator before implementation.

This scope summarizes details provided in the application & does not negate anything described therein. Data, records, reports, & education materials, including GIS-based maps & digital images, must be submitted to DNR in a format specified by the lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Mud Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Chain Of Lakes Apm Planning & Water Quality Improvement Program: Chetek Lks Protection Assoc. is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on 5 lakes; initiate watercraft inspection & AIS monitoring on 4 lakes; coordinate AIS I&E activities; monitor in-lake & tributary water quality; include stakeholder participation & planning, resulting in lake management implementation plans.

Project tasks/deliverables: 1) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey & summer point-intercept (PI) surveys of all plants with two sets of vouchers; 2) Review & inclusion of previous water quality & watershed studies; updated lake response monitoring; 3) Water quality goal development; 4) DO meter purchase; 5) Lake user/sociological survey; 6) Watershed Clean Boats Clean Waters program & data entry; 7) I&E program, including shoreline demonstration project with examples of results.

Special Conditions: 1) Sponsor & consultant must communicate with region/bureau TMDL, WAV & CLMN staff to advise, review, & coordinate proposed water quality monitoring & watershed assessment work before it starts; 2) A technical advisory committee including DNR & county partners should be engaged throughout the project's duration; 3) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management (APM) in Wisc. guidance should be followed for PI survey monitoring & APM plan development; 4) The WDNR APM Strategy (2007) will be utilized in Plan development; 5) Draft public surveys must be reviewed/approved by DNR; 6) Properties using grant funds for shoreline restoration implementation require DNR approved restrictive covenants permanently establishing a parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with lake coordinator before implementation.

This scope summarizes details provided in the application & does not negate anything described therein. Data, records, reports, & education materials, including GIS-based maps & digital images, must be submitted to DNR in a format specified by the lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Pokegama Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Chain Of Lakes Apm Planning & Water Quality Improvement Program: Chetek Lks Protection Assoc. is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on 5 lakes; initiate watercraft inspection & AIS monitoring on 4 lakes; coordinate AIS I&E activities; monitor in-lake & tributary water quality; include stakeholder participation & planning, resulting in lake management implementation plans.

Project tasks/deliverables: 1) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey & summer point-intercept (PI) surveys of all plants with two sets of vouchers; 2) Review & inclusion of previous water quality & watershed studies; updated lake response monitoring; 3) Water quality goal development; 4) DO meter purchase; 5) Lake user/sociological survey; 6) Watershed Clean Boats Clean Waters program & data entry; 7) I&E program, including shoreline demonstration project with examples of results.

Special Conditions: 1) Sponsor & consultant must communicate with region/bureau TMDL, WAV & CLMN staff to advise, review, & coordinate proposed water quality monitoring & watershed assessment work before it starts; 2) A technical advisory committee including DNR & county partners should be engaged throughout the project's duration; 3) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management (APM) in Wisc. guidance should be followed for PI survey monitoring & APM plan development; 4) The WDNR APM Strategy (2007) will be utilized in Plan development; 5) Draft public surveys must be reviewed/approved by DNR; 6) Properties using grant funds for shoreline restoration implementation require DNR approved restrictive covenants permanently establishing a parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with lake coordinator before implementation.

This scope summarizes details provided in the application & does not negate anything described therein. Data, records, reports, & education materials, including GIS-based maps & digital images, must be submitted to DNR in a format specified by the lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Prairie Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Chain Of Lakes Apm Planning & Water Quality Improvement Program: Chetek Lks Protection Assoc. is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on 5 lakes; initiate watercraft inspection & AIS monitoring on 4 lakes; coordinate AIS I&E activities; monitor in-lake & tributary water quality; include stakeholder participation & planning, resulting in lake management implementation plans.

Project tasks/deliverables: 1) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey & summer point-intercept (PI) surveys of all plants with two sets of vouchers; 2) Review & inclusion of previous water quality & watershed studies; updated lake response monitoring; 3) Water quality goal development; 4) DO meter purchase; 5) Lake user/sociological survey; 6) Watershed Clean Boats Clean Waters program & data entry; 7) I&E program, including shoreline demonstration project with examples of results.

Special Conditions: 1) Sponsor & consultant must communicate with region/bureau TMDL, WAV & CLMN staff to advise, review, & coordinate proposed water quality monitoring & watershed assessment work before it starts; 2) A technical advisory committee including DNR & county partners should be engaged throughout the project's duration; 3) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management (APM) in Wisc. guidance should be followed for PI survey monitoring & APM plan development; 4) The WDNR APM Strategy (2007) will be utilized in Plan development; 5) Draft public surveys must be reviewed/approved by DNR; 6) Properties using grant funds for shoreline restoration implementation require DNR approved restrictive covenants permanently establishing a parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with lake coordinator before implementation.

This scope summarizes details provided in the application & does not negate anything described therein. Data, records, reports, & education materials, including GIS-based maps & digital images, must be submitted to DNR in a format specified by the lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Tenmile Creek
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Chain Of Lakes Apm Planning & Water Quality Improvement Program: Chetek Lks Protection Assoc. is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on 5 lakes; initiate watercraft inspection & AIS monitoring on 4 lakes; coordinate AIS I&E activities; monitor in-lake & tributary water quality; include stakeholder participation & planning, resulting in lake management implementation plans.

Project tasks/deliverables: 1) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey & summer point-intercept (PI) surveys of all plants with two sets of vouchers; 2) Review & inclusion of previous water quality & watershed studies; updated lake response monitoring; 3) Water quality goal development; 4) DO meter purchase; 5) Lake user/sociological survey; 6) Watershed Clean Boats Clean Waters program & data entry; 7) I&E program, including shoreline demonstration project with examples of results.

Special Conditions: 1) Sponsor & consultant must communicate with region/bureau TMDL, WAV & CLMN staff to advise, review, & coordinate proposed water quality monitoring & watershed assessment work before it starts; 2) A technical advisory committee including DNR & county partners should be engaged throughout the project's duration; 3) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management (APM) in Wisc. guidance should be followed for PI survey monitoring & APM plan development; 4) The WDNR APM Strategy (2007) will be utilized in Plan development; 5) Draft public surveys must be reviewed/approved by DNR; 6) Properties using grant funds for shoreline restoration implementation require DNR approved restrictive covenants permanently establishing a parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with lake coordinator before implementation.

This scope summarizes details provided in the application & does not negate anything described therein. Data, records, reports, & education materials, including GIS-based maps & digital images, must be submitted to DNR in a format specified by the lake coordinator.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2010
Waters Involved
Tenmile Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Chain Of Lakes Apm Planning & Water Quality Improvement Program: Chetek Lks Protection Assoc. is sponsoring a project to complete aquatic plant surveys on 5 lakes; initiate watercraft inspection & AIS monitoring on 4 lakes; coordinate AIS I&E activities; monitor in-lake & tributary water quality; include stakeholder participation & planning, resulting in lake management implementation plans.

Project tasks/deliverables: 1) Early season Curlyleaf pondweed survey & summer point-intercept (PI) surveys of all plants with two sets of vouchers; 2) Review & inclusion of previous water quality & watershed studies; updated lake response monitoring; 3) Water quality goal development; 4) DO meter purchase; 5) Lake user/sociological survey; 6) Watershed Clean Boats Clean Waters program & data entry; 7) I&E program, including shoreline demonstration project with examples of results.

Special Conditions: 1) Sponsor & consultant must communicate with region/bureau TMDL, WAV & CLMN staff to advise, review, & coordinate proposed water quality monitoring & watershed assessment work before it starts; 2) A technical advisory committee including DNR & county partners should be engaged throughout the project's duration; 3) WDNR\2019s Aquatic Plant Management (APM) in Wisc. guidance should be followed for PI survey monitoring & APM plan development; 4) The WDNR APM Strategy (2007) will be utilized in Plan development; 5) Draft public surveys must be reviewed/approved by DNR; 6) Properties using grant funds for shoreline restoration implementation require DNR approved restrictive covenants permanently establishing a parcel vegetative buffer. Restorations will follow standards in NR 191.24(3) unless mutually agreed to in writing with lake coordinator before implementation.

This scope summarizes details provided in the application & does not negate anything described therein. Data, records, reports, & education materials, including GIS-based maps & digital images, must be submitted to DNR in a format specified by the lake coordinator.


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
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Corbett Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Ladysmith: Res-Corbett Lake Aeration Project: The City of Ladysmith will conduct an improvement project on Corbett Lake, which lies within the corporate limits of the city. This project involves the installation of a system of bottom aerators in the lake. Bottom aerators would be installed at 11 locations in the eastern half of the lake basin. Compressors would be located within Falge Park, which is located along the northern shoreline of Corbett Lake. The park is owned and operated by the City of Ladysmith.

A special condition of this grant project is that the installation and operation of this aeration system must comply with all conditions of the water regulation permit issued by this department for the aeration system.

The City of Ladysmith shall notify the Department of Natural Resources upon completion of the installation of the aeration system.


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
4/15/2019
Waters Involved
Lake Chetek
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Hlk-Clpa 2019-20 Healthy Lakes Initiative: Partnering with property owners, the applicant is sponsoring a grant to implement water quality and habitat best practices from Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes & Rivers Action 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 program fact sheets, technical guidance and the 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 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: a project summary including data requirements, pre/post photographs, and confirmation of completed design work and landowner contracts. A Healthy Lakes Example Report is available to assist you.

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
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
4/15/2018
Waters Involved
Prairie Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Clpa 2018-2019 Healthy Lakes Initiative: Chetek Lakes Protection Assoc is sponsoring a project to implement best practices described in Wisconsin\2019s Healthy Lakes Implementation Plan. Practices may include fish sticks, 350 ft2 native plantings, diversion, rock infiltration, and rain gardens, and all best practices must follow the associated Healthy Lake technical guidance.

The best practices require a 10-year contract and must include minimum operation and maintenance requirements and data collection as described in grant condition #24. If best practice(s) are implemented on land owned by the grant Sponsor, this Lake Protection Grant Agreement serves as the contract. If best practice(s) are implemented on land other than the Sponsor\2019s, a contract between the sponsor and landowner that abides by grant condition #24 is required. The Department may require re-payment of project installation costs if the best practice is disturbed or removed. The Sponsor and/or the Department may perform site inspections and/or monitoring to ensure project success.

An example final report is available to capture deliverables, including pre and post photos, data collection requirements, and a checklist describing records like the signed 10-year contract and best practice and design plans the Sponsor should maintain.

Special conditions: The state share of each best practice cannot exceed $1,000. The state share of grant administration and technical assistance costs may not exceed 10% of the grant award; technical assistance does not include implementation labor. Funding cannot be used for mitigation or regulatory compliance activities. Water regulation and/or county zoning permits must be issued before construction. The Healthy Lakes logo should be used for promotion and publicity, and DNR recognized as a funding source.


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
9/1/2004
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
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Lake Chetek
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Lakes Comprehensive Management Plan Development: Chetek Lakes Protection Association is sponsoring a project to develop a comprehensive lake management plan including public participation / meetings.

The final deliverables include agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Specific project tasks include: 1) Watershed land use assessment & loadings; 2) Identify runoff patterns & delineate environmentally sensitive areas in the watershed; 3) Updated nutrient budget partitioned by sub-watershed; 4) Agricultural BMP education & planning; 5) Stream crossing & culvert survey; 6) Temperature & dissolved oxygen monitoring; 7) Watercraft inspection; 8) CLP mapping; 9) Shoreline restoration & protection program; 10) Review of institutional programs & regulations.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols.

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 Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Lake Chetek
Status
Proposed

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Lakes Comprehensive Management Plan Development: Chetek Lakes Protection Association is sponsoring a project to develop a comprehensive lake management plan including public participation / meetings.

The final deliverables include agendas and minutes for planning meetings, and a lake management plan that includes methodologies, results, and management alternatives discussion with an implementation plan.

Specific project tasks include: 1) Watershed land use assessment & loadings; 2) Identify runoff patterns & delineate environmentally sensitive areas in the watershed; 3) Updated nutrient budget partitioned by sub-watershed; 4) Agricultural BMP education & planning; 5) Stream crossing & culvert survey; 6) Temperature & dissolved oxygen monitoring; 7) Watercraft inspection; 8) CLP mapping; 9) Shoreline restoration & protection program; 10) Review of institutional programs & regulations.

Special Conditions: 1) CLMN efforts should not be duplicated, and these data shall be included in the trends analysis and final reporting; 2) Sponsor shall contact DNR immediately if a new AIS is found; 3) AIS monitoring and watercraft inspection personnel shall be trained and follow DNR approved protocols.

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 Coordinator.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
Tenmile Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Lakes Flow And Phosphorus Data Study: The Chetek Lakes Protection Association proposes to collect flow and phosphorus data from major tributaries of the Chetek Lakes. Project activities include 1) installing flow logger/automatic sampling units in Pokegama Creek and Moose Ear Creek, 2) collecting runoff event samples during spring runoff and summer and fall rainstorms, and 3) preparing data summary report. A paper copy and an electronic copy of the summary report will be provided to the Department of Natural Resources. Project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, entire report mailing, and public meeting. end.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1996
Waters Involved
Tenmile Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Lakes Water Quality Monitoring: The Chetek Lakes Protection Association proposes to investigate the current water quality of the Chetek Chain of Lakes (Chetek, Mud, Pokegama, Prairie, Ten Mile Lakes). Project activities include 1) collecting and analyzing lake water quality samples, tributary stream samples, outlet stream samples, 2) monitoring lake levels and precipitation, and 3) conducting an lake management opinion survey. A final report of the project's results will be prepared. A paper copy and an electronic copy of the report will be provided to the Department of Natural Resources. Information on the project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter, entire report mailing, and public meeting. end.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/1996
Waters Involved
Tenmile Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Lake Hydrologic Budget, Phosphorus Budget, And Report: The Chetek Lakes Protection Association proposes to determine the annualized hydrologic budget and the annualized phosphorus budget for the Chetek Chain of Lakes. Project activities also include summarizing the results of the phase 1, 2, and 3 studies. The sponsor will provide the Department of Natural Resources with a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information about the project will be disseminated to the public by public meeting, newsletter mailing, and entire report mailing. end.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Chetek
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Lakes Tmdl Planning Project: The Chetek Lakes Protection Association will complete a planning project to for a water quality improvement strategy. The project includes three meetings with DNR, Barron County, the City of Chetek, and the association. The meetings will define water quality improvement projects and roles and responsibilities for implementation.

The primary deliverable is a report with a strategy, including tasks, roles/responsibilities, schedule, and costs, for completion of a water quality management and implementation plan for the lakes. Secondary deliverables include meeting attendance summary and notes.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. 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 Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Mud Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Lakes Tmdl Planning Project: The Chetek Lakes Protection Association will complete a planning project to for a water quality improvement strategy. The project includes three meetings with DNR, Barron County, the City of Chetek, and the association. The meetings will define water quality improvement projects and roles and responsibilities for implementation.

The primary deliverable is a report with a strategy, including tasks, roles/responsibilities, schedule, and costs, for completion of a water quality management and implementation plan for the lakes. Secondary deliverables include meeting attendance summary and notes.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. 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 Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Pokegama Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Lakes Tmdl Planning Project: The Chetek Lakes Protection Association will complete a planning project to for a water quality improvement strategy. The project includes three meetings with DNR, Barron County, the City of Chetek, and the association. The meetings will define water quality improvement projects and roles and responsibilities for implementation.

The primary deliverable is a report with a strategy, including tasks, roles/responsibilities, schedule, and costs, for completion of a water quality management and implementation plan for the lakes. Secondary deliverables include meeting attendance summary and notes.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. 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 Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Prairie Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Lakes Tmdl Planning Project: The Chetek Lakes Protection Association will complete a planning project to for a water quality improvement strategy. The project includes three meetings with DNR, Barron County, the City of Chetek, and the association. The meetings will define water quality improvement projects and roles and responsibilities for implementation.

The primary deliverable is a report with a strategy, including tasks, roles/responsibilities, schedule, and costs, for completion of a water quality management and implementation plan for the lakes. Secondary deliverables include meeting attendance summary and notes.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. 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 Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Tenmile Creek
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Lakes Tmdl Planning Project: The Chetek Lakes Protection Association will complete a planning project to for a water quality improvement strategy. The project includes three meetings with DNR, Barron County, the City of Chetek, and the association. The meetings will define water quality improvement projects and roles and responsibilities for implementation.

The primary deliverable is a report with a strategy, including tasks, roles/responsibilities, schedule, and costs, for completion of a water quality management and implementation plan for the lakes. Secondary deliverables include meeting attendance summary and notes.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. 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 Coordinator.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Tenmile Lake
Status
Complete

Chetek Lakes Protection Association: Chetek Lakes Tmdl Planning Project: The Chetek Lakes Protection Association will complete a planning project to for a water quality improvement strategy. The project includes three meetings with DNR, Barron County, the City of Chetek, and the association. The meetings will define water quality improvement projects and roles and responsibilities for implementation.

The primary deliverable is a report with a strategy, including tasks, roles/responsibilities, schedule, and costs, for completion of a water quality management and implementation plan for the lakes. Secondary deliverables include meeting attendance summary and notes.

This scope is intended to summarize the detailed project scope provided in the application and does not supersede those application tasks/deliverables. 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 Coordinator.


Grant Details
Targeted Runoff - Rural Construction
Date
1/1/2004
Waters Involved
Prairie Lake
Status
Complete

Barron County: Chetek Chain Trm Project: to cost-share @70% landowner installation of BMPs


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
8/10/2005
Waters Involved
Lake Chetek
Status
Complete

City Of Chetek: Stormwater Plan: To develop municipal runoff ordinances in compliance with Chapter NR151, map the area's drainage systems, develop a stormwater management plan, provide for public involvement & education.


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
Lake Chetek 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
 
Information and Education
 
Date
Status
4/1/2013
Proposed
Projects
 
Informational Meetings
 
Date
Status
4/1/2013
Proposed
Projects
 
Lake Management Plan Development
 
Date
Status
4/1/2013
Proposed
Projects
 
Lakes Planning Grant
 
Date
Status
4/1/2013
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
11/8/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Fish Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
11/4/2011
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Invasive Species
 
Date
Status
4/1/2013
Proposed
Projects
 
Monitor Water Level
Axehandle Lake Level Monitoring
Date
Status
Axehandle Lake Water Level Monitoring (wbic: 2092500)
1/1/2015
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Water Level
Axehandle Lake Level Monitoring
Date
Status
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin-Extension have developed a citizen-based, statewide lake-level monitoring effort.
1/1/2015
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
 
Date
Status
4/1/2013
Proposed
Projects
 
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
 
Monitoring Ecosystem
 
Date
Status
4/1/2013
Proposed
Projects
 
Nutrient Budget Development
 
Date
Status
Update
4/1/2013
Proposed
Projects
 
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
 
Watershed Mapping or Assessment
 
Date
Status
4/1/2013
Proposed
Projects
 
Lake Chetek WatershedWatershed History Note

In the Chetek area, what is now Prairie Lake was at one time called Prairie Rice Lake, due to the large amount of wild rice that made the lake look like a prairie. Large groups of Native Americans gathered in the Chetek area for the wild rice harvest and conducted ceremonies of thanksgiving. To the Anishinaabe people (Chippewa or Ojibwa), wild rice continues to be a staple in their diet. Known as manoomin (a term derived from "Manitou," meaning Great Spirit and "meenum," meaning delicacy), this "food that grows on water" is woven deeply into their cultural identity including their migration stories and oral history, dance, and ceremonies. The August, or Rice Making Moon, signals the harvest season, which is a time for celebrations of thanksgiving. Wild rice is a central component to other Native American cultures within the rice region, including the Dakota and Menominee (who took their name from this plant). Only Wisconsin residents may harvest rice in the state. Persons between the ages of 16 and 65 must purchase a wild rice harvesting license. The wild rice harvest is controlled cooperatively by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wild rice harvest coordinator along with rice chiefs from the respective Chippewa tribes. By treaty, the Chippewa tribes have a usury right to hunt, fish and gather within areas designated by treaties agreed to in the 19th century. To protect wild rice beds, no mechanical devices may be used to harvest or gather wild rice. Harvesters are limited to gathering wild rice in boats no longer than seventeen feet and no wider than 38 inches, that must be propelled by muscular power using paddles or push poles. Ricers must use smooth, rounded, wooden rods or sticks that are no longer than 38 inches and operated by hand. These sticks, called flails, are used to bend the tall stalks over the canoe. As the seed heads are tapped, some rice falls in the canoe and some in the water to seed the bed for future years. Today people from around Wisconsin come to partake in the deeply rewarding experience of gathering this wild food by using Ojibwa harvesting methods that are centuries old. In the end, rice gatherers commune with nature and friends, and if the harvest is good, they also gain a few pounds of wild rice to help them through another Wisconsin winter.

Date  2010