Watershed - Duncan Creek (LC18)
Duncan Creek Watershed

Details

The Duncan Creek Watershed drains 193 square miles of gently rolling agricultural and wooded lands, as well as some urban areas. From pre settlement times, all prairie and most forested lands have been converted to agriculture. Several perennial streams in the watershed support cold water communities with trout fisheries, however some threats to these and other streams exist. Water resource problems in the watershed include streambank erosion, sedimentation, organic and nutrient loading from animal waste, flooding and elevated stream temperatures. The Duncan Creek Priority Watershed Project has identified reduction goals for nonpoint source pollutants in order to enhance, improve, or maintain existing biological use of the streams. Impoundments exist on both Duncan Creek and the portion of the Chippewa River in thls watershed.

Date  1996

Ecological Landscapes for Duncan Creek Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Duncan Creek Watershed is located in two ecological landscapes: the Western Coulee and Ridges and the Forest Transition. 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. The Forest Transition Ecological Landscape 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 Early Detection and Response
Date
4/23/2007
Waters Involved
Chippewa Falls Flowage 5555
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '07: The Lake Wissota IPA proposes to treat 18 acres of Chippewa County's Lake Wissota for Eurasian Watermilfoil, to train volunteers for Clean Boats, Clean Waters outreach, and to prepare and distribute CBCW materials.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/4/2006
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Milfoil Response: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to chemically treat a monitor a new outbreak of Eurasion Watermilfoil on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Chemical treatment, 2) Post application monitoring, 3) Information and Education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/4/2006
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Proposed

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Milfoil Response: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to chemically treat a monitor a new outbreak of Eurasion Watermilfoil on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Chemical treatment, 2) Post application monitoring, 3) Information and Education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/23/2007
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '07: The Lake Wissota IPA proposes to treat 18 acres of Chippewa County's Lake Wissota for Eurasian Watermilfoil, to train volunteers for Clean Boats, Clean Waters outreach, and to prepare and distribute CBCW materials.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/15/2008
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '08: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to contract for chemical treatment of Eurasian Watermilfoil, and to conduct volunteer AIS monitoring on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/1/2009
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '09: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to continue with its effort to control pioneer infestations of Eurasian Watermilfoil at six sites on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Contract for chemical treatment of 20 approx. acres, 2) Volunteer AIS monitoring and project coordination.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/4/2006
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Milfoil Response: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to chemically treat a monitor a new outbreak of Eurasion Watermilfoil on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Chemical treatment, 2) Post application monitoring, 3) Information and Education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/4/2006
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Proposed

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Milfoil Response: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to chemically treat a monitor a new outbreak of Eurasion Watermilfoil on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Chemical treatment, 2) Post application monitoring, 3) Information and Education.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/23/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '07: The Lake Wissota IPA proposes to treat 18 acres of Chippewa County's Lake Wissota for Eurasian Watermilfoil, to train volunteers for Clean Boats, Clean Waters outreach, and to prepare and distribute CBCW materials.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/15/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '08: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to contract for chemical treatment of Eurasian Watermilfoil, and to conduct volunteer AIS monitoring on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '09: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to continue with its effort to control pioneer infestations of Eurasian Watermilfoil at six sites on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Contract for chemical treatment of 20 approx. acres, 2) Volunteer AIS monitoring and project coordination.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/15/2008
Waters Involved
Yellow River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '08: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to contract for chemical treatment of Eurasian Watermilfoil, and to conduct volunteer AIS monitoring on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
5/1/2009
Waters Involved
Yellow River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Ewm '09: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to continue with its effort to control pioneer infestations of Eurasian Watermilfoil at six sites on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) Contract for chemical treatment of 20 approx. acres, 2) Volunteer AIS monitoring and project coordination.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Apm Plan-Cbcw: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to develop and implement an aquatic plant management plan on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) review of existing data, 2) lake mapping, 3) plan development, 4) public meeting, 5) development of web site and other outreach tools, 6) Clean Boats, Clean Water monitoring.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Friends Of Beaver Creek Reserve, Inc.: Lower Chip. Ais Coord.: The Friends of Beaver Creek Reserve proposes to fund positons to coordinate AIS control outreach, training, monitoring and rapid response efforts in the Lower Chippewa River. Major project elements to include: 1) Volunteer training and coordination, 2) AIS monitoring, mapping, and SWIMS data entry 3) Development of AIS control plan, 3) Outreach and events.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
2/15/2015
Waters Involved
Dells Pond
Status
Complete

Friends Of Beaver Creek Reserve, Inc.: Lower Chip. Ais Coord.: The Friends of Beaver Creek Reserve proposes to fund positons to coordinate AIS control outreach, training, monitoring and rapid response efforts in the Lower Chippewa River. Major project elements to include: 1) Volunteer training and coordination, 2) AIS monitoring, mapping, and SWIMS data entry 3) Development of AIS control plan, 3) Outreach and events.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
10/1/2013
Waters Involved
Lake Hallie, Lake Hallie 2
Status
Complete

Lake Hallie Association: Hallie Ais Plan: The Lake Hallie Lake Association proposes to update and implement the comprehensive lake management plan for Lake Hallie in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: a) review of existing plans and data, b) Update aquatic plant management plan, c) education and outreach, d) mapping, and e) sociological survey.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Apm Plan-Cbcw: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to develop and implement an aquatic plant management plan on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) review of existing data, 2) lake mapping, 3) plan development, 4) public meeting, 5) development of web site and other outreach tools, 6) Clean Boats, Clean Water monitoring.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Yellow River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Apm Plan-Cbcw: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to develop and implement an aquatic plant management plan on Lake Wissota in Chippewa County. Major project elements to include: 1) review of existing data, 2) lake mapping, 3) plan development, 4) public meeting, 5) development of web site and other outreach tools, 6) Clean Boats, Clean Water monitoring.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Research Grant
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Golden Sands Rc&D: Weevil Rearing 2&3: Golden Sands RC&D proposes to continue it Milfoil Weevil Mass Rearing Study, building on past work on the Holcombe Flowage in Rusk and Chippewa Counties, and expanding its studies to Perch Lake Wissota in St. Croix County, and the Minong Flowage in Douglas and Washburn Counties. Major project elements to include: 1) Volunteer group training, 2) Weevil acquisition, rearing, and release 3) Sample collection and analysis, 4) development of a comprehensive biological control manual, and 5) Final report.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc.: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc 2017 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2018
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc.: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. 2018 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2018 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2019
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc.: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. 2019 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2019 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA (ROD AND GUN, N/A).


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2020
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc.: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. 2020 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2020 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA (RON AND GUN, N/A).


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2020
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso 2020 Cbcw: Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2020 at 0 single public boat landings and 1 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA (LAFAYETTE, 97TH AVE, CHIP CO).


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc.: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc 2017 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2018
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc.: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. 2018 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2018 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA.


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2019
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc.: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. 2019 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2019 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA (ROD AND GUN, N/A).


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2020
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc.: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. 2020 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc. is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2020 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA (RON AND GUN, N/A).


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2020
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso 2020 Cbcw: Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2020 at 0 single public boat landings and 1 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA (LAFAYETTE, 97TH AVE, CHIP CO).


Grant Details
Clean Boats, Clean Waters
Date
2/15/2017
Waters Involved
Yellow River
Status
Complete

Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc.: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc 2017 Cbcw: Chippewa Rod And Gun Club, Inc is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on LAKE WISSOTA.


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
4/15/2019
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Hlk Lake Wissota Healthy Lakes Project: Sponsor: Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association

Project: Lake Wissota Healthy Lakes Project

Purpose: LWIPA is sponsoring a Healthy Lakes project to install best practices on seven properties.

Project activities include:
\2022 **9** William Giese
o **9** Rain Garden
o **9** Diversion Practices
o **9** Rock Infiltration
\2022 **9** Beach Club Condominium Association
o **9** Native Planting
\2022 **9** Karen L Hunnicutt and Shawn Peterson
o **9** Native Planting
\2022 **9** William and Mary Brumstad
o **9** Native Planting
\2022 **9** Rodney and Dawn Koplitz
o **9** Rain Garden
\2022 **9** The Sand Bar &Grill LLC
o **9** Native Planting
\2022 **9** David and Cindy Halberg
o **9** Rain Garden
**9** Rock Infiltration

Project deliverables: All data collected, all outreach and event materials, agendas and minutes from meetings. Specifically:
\2022 **9** Signed 10-year conservation contract with maintenance requirements
\2022 **9** Before and after photos of each practice.
\2022 **9** Summary of other education activities
\2022 **9** Summary of publicity events to promote the Healthy Lakes Project
Special conditions: WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of all data and maps from the project. 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 Lakes Coordinator.




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

Eau Claire County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Eau Claire 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
9/1/2012
Waters Involved
Eau Claire Lake
Status
Complete

Lake Eau Claire Association, Inc.: Lmi-Lake Eau Claire Implement.: The Lake Eau Claire Association proposes to implement practices called for in the lake management plan developed for Lake Eau Claire in Eau Claire County. Major project elements to include: a) establishment of sediment traps, b) installation of aerator, c) re-establishment of habitat including course woody debris d) water quality sampling and analysis.


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

Eau Claire County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Eau Claire 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
Halfmoon Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Eau Claire: Lmi-Alum Treatment Half Moon Lake: The City of Eau Claire is sponsoring a Lake Management Planning Implementation project aimed to control internal sediment phosphorus loading in Halfmoon Lake by applying alum. The lake received an initial AL treatment in 2011 and was effective at maintaining TP WQ goals for three years, however after five years the effects have diminished. The initial alum treatment dosage was adequate however the floc did not sink into the upper sediment due to higher bulk density characteristics allowing upward P diffusion and decreasing binding efficiency of phosphorus. The second treatment is needed to bind available TP limiting the amount available to algae uptake. The City continues to address other sources of TP including stormwater management, rain gardens etc.

Project activities include: Apply a buffered AL dose to the western arm of Half Moon Lake that is encompassed by the 10 foot contour in late May or early June 2017. Dosage is based on sequestering the annual sediment P flux rate of 0.4g/m2 for 2 to 3 years and factors in an Al binding efficiency of 60% (James 2016 and 2017).

Project deliverables: The outcome of AL treatment to the western arm will be control of internal P loading and reduction of cyanobaceterial biomanss and chlorophyll to target levels. Limnological monitoring will be conducted to verify outcomes.

Special conditions:
1. The Half moon lake Team consisting of DNR, UW Stout, City of EC and Friends of Halfmoon Lake meet quarterly to assess current lake management actions. There continues to be open and ongoing communication with the group to inform residents on current lake conditions and management decisions.
2. All necessary permits must be issued prior to the project being implemented.


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
4/15/2019
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Hlk Lake Wissota Healthy Lakes Project: Sponsor: Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association

Project: Lake Wissota Healthy Lakes Project

Purpose: LWIPA is sponsoring a Healthy Lakes project to install best practices on seven properties.

Project activities include:
\2022 **9** William Giese
o **9** Rain Garden
o **9** Diversion Practices
o **9** Rock Infiltration
\2022 **9** Beach Club Condominium Association
o **9** Native Planting
\2022 **9** Karen L Hunnicutt and Shawn Peterson
o **9** Native Planting
\2022 **9** William and Mary Brumstad
o **9** Native Planting
\2022 **9** Rodney and Dawn Koplitz
o **9** Rain Garden
\2022 **9** The Sand Bar &Grill LLC
o **9** Native Planting
\2022 **9** David and Cindy Halberg
o **9** Rain Garden
**9** Rock Infiltration

Project deliverables: All data collected, all outreach and event materials, agendas and minutes from meetings. Specifically:
\2022 **9** Signed 10-year conservation contract with maintenance requirements
\2022 **9** Before and after photos of each practice.
\2022 **9** Summary of other education activities
\2022 **9** Summary of publicity events to promote the Healthy Lakes Project
Special conditions: WDNR Lakes Management Coordinator will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of all data and maps from the project. 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 Lakes Coordinator.




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
4/15/2015
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
9/1/2010
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Eau Claire County: Lco-Shoreland Ordinance Rev.: Eau Claire 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
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Little Wissota Nutrients: The Chippewa County Land Conservation Department proposes to conduct a study of soil chemistry and hydrological characteristics within the Little Lake Wissota watershed in Chippewa County, and to identify land owners who may be interested in restoring buffers and wetland functions on their properties. Major project elements to include: 1) Outreach to land owners, 2) Soil sampling and analysis.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Macro-Invert. Assess 1: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to document the response of the benthic invertebrate community in Lake Wissota in Chippewa County since changes have been incorporated into the lake's winter drawdown regimen, and to document the value of critical habitat areas as fish and wildlife food sources. Major project elements to include: 1) collection of samples, 2) sample study and species identification, 3) documentation of sample results in database, 4) journal publication of study results, 5) final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Macro-Invert. Assess 2: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to document the response of the benthic invertebrate community in Lake Wissota in Chippewa County since changes have been incorporated into the lake's winter drawdown regimen, and to document the value of critical habitat areas as fish and wildlife food sources. Major project elements to include: 1) collection of samples, 2) sample study and species identification, 3) documentation of sample results in database, 4) journal publication of study results, 5) final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/1999
Waters Involved
Como Lake (Bloomer Mill Pond)
Status
Complete

City Of Bloomer: Lake Como Management Plan, Phase I: The City of Bloomer proposes to develop a management plan for Lake Como, in part, to determine whether the maintain the lake and, if so, how to improve the water quality. Phase One project activities to include: 1) Development and use of public Needs Assessment Questionaire, 2) two formal public hearings, 3) update and completion of cost estimates for options including dam removal, dam repair, and upgrading the dam to meet high hazard standards, 4) preparation of a decision matrix (decision and project timeline), 5) development of floodplain mitigation plan, 6) development of park plan. The Department of Natural Resources will provided with both a paper copy and electronic copy of the resulting plans. Project results will be shared with the public through local newspaper articles and public meetings.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2000
Waters Involved
Como Lake (Bloomer Mill Pond)
Status
Complete

City Of Bloomer: Lake Como-Dredging Plan Phase 2: The City of Bloomer proposes to develop a dredging plan for Lake Como. Major project elements to include:1) sediment sampling ,2) laboratory testing,3) bathymetric map, 4) dredging plan, 5) two public meetings. The Department of Natural Resources will receive both paper and electronic copies of the final report. The study's findings will be shared with the public through public meetings, newspaper articles and through the availibility of the plan at the city hall and public library.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2000
Waters Involved
Como Lake (Bloomer Mill Pond)
Status
Complete

City Of Bloomer: Lake Como-Management Phase3: Lake Como is a 98 acre impoundment located within the City of Bloomer. The lake is considered an important and significant resource by the City residents and elected officials. The purpose of the proposed Lake Como Improvement Program is to develop a Lake Como Management Plan (Plan) which will allow key management decisions to be made concerning the lake. The City seeks funding through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to support preparation of the Lake Management Plan. This grant application is to support Phase 3 of the project. The proposed project deliverables:1) Storm water quality management plan.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lake Hallie, Lake Hallie 2
Status
Complete

Lake Hallie Association Inc: Lake Hallie Management Plan: Many studies have been completed over the year, but there is no comprehensive document pulling this data together into one report. Activities under this grant will do this, providing an opportunity to develop an overall view of the lake, its changes over the years, and direction to go for future lake management activities.

Mapping will be provided showing groundwater flows and locations of piezometer tests. Other mapping will be presented showing aquatic plant harvesting plans, fish survey data and other past study data that is discovered during the course of the planning.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and electronic copy of the final report.

The key product will be the report summarizing past activities and investigations related to the lake. Mapping will be provided showing groundwater flows and locations of piezometer tests. Other mapping will be presented in the report showing aquatic plant harvesting plans, fish survey data and other past study data that is discovered during the course of the planning. The report will be in loose-leaf format so that the document can be a "living" document and further data can be added in the future.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/16/1991
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Lake Wissota Land Use Assessment And Bathymetric Map: Conduct watershed land use and nonpoint source pollution assessment for the Lower Yellow River watershed using remote sensing.Develop new bathymetric map of the lake and comparing it to 1940 map to identify areas and amounts of sedimentation which has occurred since 1940.Hold public informational meetings during all phases of study to gather comments on management recommendations.Disseminate project information to the public by public meeting. 12/19/96 Variance Approval to consider $1,075 of project costs eligible for reimbursement under LPL-197.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/28/1993
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Lake Wissotat Nonpoint Pollution Assessment & Land Use Study: Conduct an assessment of land use in the watershed. Identify areas of high soil erosion. Prepare water budgets for Moon Bay and Little Lake Wissota. Conduct an animal waste assessment to estimate annual phosphorus loading from barnyards in thewatershed, divided into subbasin. Complete stream corridor inventory and estimate sediment load by subbasin. Determine areas of watershed where appropriate nonpoint source controls would be effective in reducing nutrient loading to the lake.Information will be disseminated to the public by local newspaper articles, report mailings and public meetings. Project results will reposited at Chippeaw Falls Library. 12/19/96 Variance Approval to consider $1,075 of project costs occuring during phase 1 (LPL-035) eligible for reimbursement under LPL-197.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Taylor County: Lake Wissota/ Rice Lake Watershed Land Use Inventory: Taylor county proposes to collect land use information form landowners in both the Uppper Yellow River watershed and the Rice Lake watershed to be incorporated into Surface Water Assessment Tool land use models. The project activities include: 1) Hydrological budget and evaluation of external loadings, 2) Evaluations of internal loadings from sediments in Little Wissota and Moon Bay embayments of Lake Wissota, and 3) Reporting.

he findings of this study will be disseminated to the public through a report and the information will be included in the SWAT land use model. The DNR will be provided with both a paper and electronic copy of the final report.


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

Friends Of Beaver Creek Reserve, Inc.: Wissota Drawdown Recovery: Friends of the Beaver Creek Reserve, working in cooperation with the Citizen Science Center and DNR WCR staff, propose to resurvey aquatic plant life in Lake Wissota, in Chippewa County, to assess the lake's recovery from the annual drawdown regimen implemented by the Northern States Power Company through the late 1900s. Major project elements to include: 1) Aquatic plant survey, 2) data analysis, 3) report development. Results of the project to be shared with project partners, local town boards, participants at the 2006 Chippewa Valley Environmental Forum and an applicable peer review journal. (add std plan, report language).


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Chippewa County Land Conservation Dept: Little Wissota Nutrients: The Chippewa County Land Conservation Department proposes to conduct a study of soil chemistry and hydrological characteristics within the Little Lake Wissota watershed in Chippewa County, and to identify land owners who may be interested in restoring buffers and wetland functions on their properties. Major project elements to include: 1) Outreach to land owners, 2) Soil sampling and analysis.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Macro-Invert. Assess 1: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to document the response of the benthic invertebrate community in Lake Wissota in Chippewa County since changes have been incorporated into the lake's winter drawdown regimen, and to document the value of critical habitat areas as fish and wildlife food sources. Major project elements to include: 1) collection of samples, 2) sample study and species identification, 3) documentation of sample results in database, 4) journal publication of study results, 5) final report.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2009
Waters Involved
Lake Wissota
Status
Complete

Lake Wissota Improvement And Protection Asso: Wissota Macro-Invert. Assess 2: The Lake Wissota Improvement and Protection Association proposes to document the response of the benthic invertebrate community in Lake Wissota in Chippewa County since changes have been incorporated into the lake's winter drawdown regimen, and to document the value of critical habitat areas as fish and wildlife food sources. Major project elements to include: 1) collection of samples, 2) sample study and species identification, 3) documentation of sample results in database, 4) journal publication of study results, 5) final report.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2005
Waters Involved
Lake Hallie, Lake Hallie 2
Status
Complete

Chippewa Falls Unified School District: Hallie Limnology Research: The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District, in cooperation with the Lake Hallie Association, proposes to introduce Senior High School students to lake ecology issues and supplement existing baseline data on Lake Hallie. Major project elements to include: 1) sampling and analysis of water quality, sediment characteristics, and aquatic plants, and plankton and macroinvertebrate communities, 2) development of a report. Project results to be shared with the DNR, Chippewa County, the Town of Hallie and the Hallie Lake Association via distribution of a final report and a presentation at the Lake Association's annual meeting. (Standard report approval and format language)


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2003
Waters Involved
Duncan Creek
Status
Complete

City Of Chippewa Falls: Municipal Stormwater Projects: To c-s @70% development of stormwater & erosion control ordinances, along w/evaluation of utility district feasibility.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2004
Waters Involved
Duncan Creek
Status
Complete

City Of Chippewa Falls: Stormwater Management Plan: to costshare at 66% development of stormwater management plan


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2003
Waters Involved
Star Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Chippewa Falls: Municipal Stormwater Projects: To c-s @70% development of stormwater & erosion control ordinances, along w/evaluation of utility district feasibility.


Grant Details
Urban Nonpoint - Stormwater Planning
Date
1/1/2004
Waters Involved
Star Lake
Status
Complete

City Of Chippewa Falls: Stormwater Management Plan: to costshare at 66% development of stormwater management plan


Grant Details
River Protection Grant
Date
7/1/2002
Waters Involved
Chippewa River
Status
Complete

Durand Sportsman'S Club: Bank Restoration - Chippewa River: The Durand Sportsman Club, based in Pepin County, proposes to continue its bank stabalization efforts along the Chippewa River, working its way from the Durand area upriver towards Meridean. Key elements of this project include establishment of agreements with riverfront property owners to allow bank stabilization and riprapping according to DNR standards.


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
Duncan Creek Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
APM Chemical Permit Request
 
Date
Status
5/4/2006
Proposed
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
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 Tissue
Confirm FCA: IW pre-2000 data
Date
Status
10/28/2011
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
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Eau Claire County Rain to Rivers of Western Wisconsin (R2R)
Date
Status
This project promotes 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: Rain to Rivers program which brings together local and county governments to promote urban stormwater BMPs.
1/1/2015
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
 
Duncan Creek WatershedWatershed History Note

The Village of Bloomer is located along the banks of Duncan Creek in Chippewa County. The site was selected by a wealthy merchant from Galena, Illinois, named Bloomer, who arrived in 1848 with a group of men to start work on a dam and mill. However, the winter weather discouraged them and Mr. Bloomer sold the land the property to a Mr. Allen. The first settler arrived in 1855 and although the village was originally known as Vanville, it was changed to Bloomer when it was surveyed and platted in 1867. A post office was opened in 1856 and Mr. Van Loon was elected as the first postmaster. He held the office until 1868. The railroad was graded in 1831 and the trains began to run in 1882. The telephone system was introduced in 1901, the electric lights in 1902, and the waterworks in 1907. The first school originated in a log building in 1887. When the Village was platted a district frame building was erected. This was succeeded in 1876 by a brick building with four departments. In June 1880 the Duncan Creek overflowed its banks with such force that the dam, saw mill, every bridge in Bloomer, and every bridge from Bloomer to Chippewa Falls was washed out. The water was so deep that some of the families had to be taken out of the second story windows into boats. Since this flood there have been others and because of this, the business district has been relocated.

Date  2010