Watershed - Mecan River (UF09)
Mecan River Watershed

Details

The Mecan River Watershed is located in Waushara and Marquette counties, with a tiny area in Green Lake County. The watershed is 94,917 acres in size and contains 166 miles of streams and rivers, 1,837 acres of lakes, and 18,622 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by forest (33%), agriculture (22%), grassland (22%) and wetlands (19%) and is ranked high for nonpoint sources affecting groundwater.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Mecan River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Central Sand Hills Ecological Landscape is located in central Wisconsin at the eastern edge of what was once Glacial Lake Wisconsin. The landforms in this Ecological Landscape are a series of glacial moraines that were later partially covered by glacial outwash. The area is characterized by a mixture of farmland, woodlots, wetlands, small kettle lakes, and cold water streams, all on sandy soils. The mosaic of glacial moraine and pitted outwash throughout this Ecological Landscape has given rise to extensive wetlands in the outwash areas, and the headwaters of coldwater streams that originate in glacial moraines. The growing season is long enough for agriculture but the sandy soils limit agricultural productivity somewhat. Historic upland vegetation consisted of oak-forest, oak savanna, and tallgrass prairie. Fens were common in this Ecological Landscape and occurred along with wet-mesic prairie, wet prairie, and rare coastal plain marshes. Current vegetation is composed of more than one-third agricultural crops, and almost 20% grasslands with smaller amounts of open wetland, open water, shrubs, barren, and urban areas. The major forested type is oak-hickory, with smaller amounts of white-red-jack pine, maple-basswood, lowland hardwoods, aspen-birch, and spruce-fir.

Date  2010

Watershed Documents
Watershed Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Pleasant Lake
Status
Complete

Pleasant Lake Improvement Corporation: Pleasant Lake Ewm Treatment And Monitoring Project: The Pleasant Lake Management District proposes to control Eurasian Water-Milfoil (EWM) by implementing control measures during the period 2008-2009. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the District's AIS Control Grant application dated 5.5.08. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys and monitoring and mapping the extent of EWM; controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments; implementing an AIS prevention strategy that includes developing an awareness and hand harvesting clinic, and conducting watercraft inspections. A progress report and final report summarizing thhe two-year project will be provided to DNR. Watercraft inspection records will be entered into the State's online Watercraft Inspection Database.

If a consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the grantee provide the DNR AIS Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2010
Waters Involved
Pleasant Lake
Status
Complete

Pleasant Lake Management District: Pleasant Lake Early Detection & Response Project: Pleasant Lake Management District proposes to control Eurasian water-milfoil (EWM) in Pleasant Lake by implementing control measures during the period 2010-2013. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Pleasant Lake Management District\2019s Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant application, dated April 14, 2010. The project includes conducting pre- and post-treatment surveys, including a full Point Intercept survey, and mapping the extent of EWM; controlling EWM with aquatic herbicide treatments; and implementing an aquatic invasive species prevention strategy that includes developing an information & education program. Annual progress reports and a final report summarizing the one-year project will be provided to DNR. Any publications produced as part of the project will incorporate the \201CStop Aquatic Hitchhikers!\201D\2122 brand (partnership details can be found at: http://www.protectyourwaters.org). If consultant is to provide the final report, it is recommended that the Grantee provide the DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR will be provided both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to, submission of grantee\2019s final payment request.


Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Early Detection and Response
Date
4/1/2013
Waters Involved
Wood Lake
Status
Complete

Marquette County: Wood Lake Ewm Early Detection And Response: Marquette County is sponsoring a Rapid Response Grant to manage a new infestation of Eurasian water milfoil in Wood Lake, Marquette County. Major components of this work include:
1. **9** Aquatic plant sampling
2. **9** Aquatic plant treatment maps
3. **9** Herbicide treatments and associated monitoring
4. **9** Annual letter reports
Project Deliverables
1. **9** Aquatic plant community maps, acoustic maps
a. **9** Updated aquatic plant maps (pre and post treatments, refinement)
2. **9** Annual letter reports
a. **9** Updated APM recommendations
Project Timeline
1. **9** Project will be completed by 6/30/15


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

Tuttle Lake P&R District: Tuttle Lake P&R District 2017 Cbcw: Tuttle Lake P&R District is sponsoring a Clean Boats Clean Waters project in 2017 at 1 single public boat landings and 0 public boat landing pairs on TUTTLE LAKE.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Belle Fountain Spring
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Big Twin Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Bughs Lake Management District: Hlk - Bughs Lake Public Landing Restoration Project: Partnering with property owners, the Bughs Lake management district 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 practices 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 the 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
7/1/2011
Waters Involved
Curtis Lake
Status
Complete

Waushara County: Lco-Waushara County Lakes Study And Plan (Group A Lakes): Phase Two of this Lake Planning study will involve up to seventeen Waushara County lakes (Group A) : Alpine Lake, Beans Lake, Bughs Lake, Curtis Lake, Deer Lake, Fish Lake, Little Hills Lake, Irogami Lake, Lake Huron, Long Lake, Marl Lake, Pine Lake, Pleasant Lake, Silver Lake, West Branch Mill P.(White River), White River Fl (Lower Pond), Witters Lake. The goals are to characterize the existing aquatic plant communities, characterize existing water quality, develop tools for relating lake water quality to land use, predict sensitivity of water and habitat quality to future changes in land use, identify critical landscape features, provide a practical summary of these results for use by citizens and county staff, and characterize and map levels of shoreline development and determine any relationships between development and wildlife communities.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Dakin Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


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

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Gilbert Lake Advancment Association Inc: Hlk - Gilbert Lake Healthy Lakes 2017: Partnering with property owners, the Gilbert Lake Advancement Association, Inc. 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 practices 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 the 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
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Grand Lake (Millpond)
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Grand River Marsh*
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
7/1/1998
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Lmi-Df-Big Green Lake Loading Feasibility Study: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct a feasibility study to assess nutrient loadings on Big Green Lake. The project will lay the foundation for reducing nutrient and sediment loads with the lake andits tributaries. Major components will be a watershed inventory, develop watershed/lake models for predicting trophic impacts, study long-term historical influences, develop objectives and public education and awareness alternatives.

AMENDMENT #1: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to conduct information/education workshops, compile a partnership resource list and develop pilot shoreland restoration on five demonstration sites. ADDS $30k TO TOTAL GRANT AWARD.

AMENDMENT #2: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to continue with their RSVP project, requiring the funding for the shoreland technician who has been instrumental in this project. This will allow a smooth transition from a Lake grant funded temporary to a Sanitary District funded position.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1998
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Big Green Lake Land Acquisition-Blackbird Pt: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 6.29 acres of vacant land directly behind shoreline residential lots on Big Green Lake. The Sanitary District will keep it in its naturally landscaped state for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 52.899 acres of land on Green Lake for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-East" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 6.7 acres of land known as the "ABA-East" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-West" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 24.5 acres of land known as the "ABA-West" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2013
Waters Involved
Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Lmi-Management Plan Implementation: Green Lake Sanitary District is sponsoring a lake protection grant on Big Green Lake in Green Lake County. The main goal of this protection grant is to reduce the nutrient loading to the lake through the various activities listed below.
The following work activities will be completed:
1. **9** Identification and implementation of strategic BMP\2019s in the tributary sub-watersheds.
2. **9** Identification of upland buffer problems/opportunities in the impaired tributary sub-watersheds
3. **9** Evaluation and study of the potential to restore the County K Estuary to a plant dominated system.
4. **9** Education and Informational Activities
a. **9** Press releases, public informational meetings, newsletters, presentations, informational videos, sensitive habitat and safety promotion
The following deliverables (products) will result from this grant:
1. **9** Final Report submitted to local DNR Lakes Biologist (1 digital copy / two hard copies). Report to include:
a. **9** Listing of all BMP\2019s installed over the duration of grant
b. **9** Cost-Share Agreements
c. **9** Detailed BMP Information Plans
d. **9** Photographs of each BMP \2013 prior to and after installation
e. **9** USGS monitoring and measurements focusing on efficiency and nutrient load reductions
f. **9** Summary of all upland buffer opportunities with detailed maps.
g. **9** Pre and Post plant surveys of County K Estuary
h. **9** Pre and Post fish surveys of County K Estuary


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

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake Co. Shorline Inventory: Green Lake County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a Lake Protection Grant to conduct a shoreline inventory of lakes in the county. The lakes to be inventoried are Big Green, Little Green, Puckaway, Big Twin, Little Twin, Spring (Kingston), Spring (Green Lake), Grand, Heart and Maria.

Major components of this work include:

1. **9** Development of shoreline inventory metrics and survey data
a. **9** Metrics will include data such as vegetation surveys, erosion, slope, structures and anthropogenic influences.
2. **9** Shore land inventory of lakes
a. **9** Photo inventory of all shorelines
3. **9** Database Development
a. **9** Using GIS mapping software
4. **9** Outreach
a. **9** Educational materials sent to property owners informing them about the projects and how classification maps can be accessed.

Project Deliverables:

1. **9** Shore land inventory protocol
a. **9** Including metrics to be assessed
2. **9** Spatially referenced GIS layer maps created from shore land inventory data
a. **9** Digital and hard copies
3. **9** Digital archive of spatially referenced shoreline photographs
4. **9** Maps of base metrics (erosion severity and buffers)
a. **9** Digital and hard copies
5. **9** Educational materials sent to property owners


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
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Heart Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Hill Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
3/7/1997
Waters Involved
Johns Lake
Status
Complete

John'S Lake Management District: Acq-John'S Lake Land Acquisition - Marek Property: The John's Lake Lake Management District will acquire approximately 9.2 acres of land, including 550 feet of shoreline, situated on the western shore of John's Lake in Waushara County, for lake protection purposes. The primary goals of the land management plan are 1) to protect the lake's health and water quality by protecting a water recharge/wetland area for the lake contained on the property; 2) to ptotect the aquatic plant beds located off shore which support fisheries habitat and spawning; 3) to preserve the property in it's natural state to protect it's wildlife amd waterfowl habitat.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/6/1997
Waters Involved
Kusel Lake
Status
Complete

Waushara County: Acq-Kusel Lake Land Acquisition - Petersen Property: Waushara county will acquire approximately 30.78 acres of land with 1,150 feet of shoreline to preserve and protect the shoreline and water quality of Kusel Lake. the primary goals of the property's management plan will be 1) TO MAINTAIN THE PROPERTY AS OPEN S[ACE/PARKLAND, 2) TO PRESERVE AHND RPOTECT THE PROPERTY'S SHORELINE IN ITS NATURAL STATE, 3) TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE PROPERTY'S WETLANDS, AND 4) TO ALLOW PUBLIC ACCESS FOR PASSIVE RECREATION INCLUDING HIKING AND CROSS COUNTRY SKIING.


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

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
Lake Montello
Status
Complete

Montello Lake P&R District: Lmi-Montello Lake Diagnostic Feasibility Study: The Montello Lake Protection and Rehab District proposes to conduct a Diagnostic Feasibility Study on their lake. This project will result in the development of a lake management plan while integrating all partners including the area community. This will be executed via the completion of a diagnostic/
feasibility study on the lake, watershed and tributaries; these elements will be developed and included: water quality monitoring on lakes in the Montello River Basin; water quality monitoring on six tributaries; flow monitoring on six tributaries; model tributary loads to the lake; land use impact assessment via SWAT modeling; internal loading evaluation; physical shoreline assessment; coordination and communications with all partners and public; management options and implementation plan.

This scope is a summary and does not supersede the content of the original grant application scope.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
2/23/1996
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake Protection & Rehab. Dist.: Lmi-East Subwatershed Water & Sediment Control Basins: The Little Green Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to design and construct three water and sediment control basins in the east subwatershed of Little Green Lake. Further detail is provided on the attached cost estimate worksheet.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
Little Green Lake
Status
Complete

Little Green Lake P & R District: Res-Little Green Lake Destratification Project: The Little Green Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to install a circulation system consisting of compressors, air delivery lines, filter system, and a housing structure. The circulation system is designed to ensure sufficient oxygen concentrations in the deep-water areas of the lake. Oxygen in deep-water areas of the lake will reduce the release of phosphorous from the lake sediment and decrease the level of lake fertilization. This will result in improved water clarity and algae conditions thereby improving water quality conditions for recreation and aesthetics.

Local resources to be provided include volunteer services during installatiotn, volunteer services regarding project management, and financial contribution from Green Lake County.

The project deliverables will include design and installation of a system of compressors and airline sufficient to circulate lake water in the deepest portions of the lake generally greater than 15 feet; report of evaluation monitoring of lake nutrient and mixing conditions after the system becomes operational; and, conduct pre and post operation public informational meetings and prepare fact sheets (current lake conditions, descriptions of circ system, goals/benefits/ecological effects).


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

Little Green Lake P & R District: Acq-Little Green Lake (Scharschmidt) Land Acquisition: The Little Green Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District proposes to purchase 45.61 acres of land known as the Scharschmidt property to help prevent nutrient loading into Little Green Lake.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Little Twin Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Waushara County: Acq-Meinen Land Acquisition On Lyman/Hartford Lake: Waushara County proposes to purchase 70 acres of land known as the Meinen parcel on Lyman (Hartford) Lake to be used for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Mill Pond
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2007
Waters Involved
Montello River
Status
Complete

Montello Lake P&R District: Lmi-Montello Lake Diagnostic Feasibility Study: The Montello Lake Protection and Rehab District proposes to conduct a Diagnostic Feasibility Study on their lake. This project will result in the development of a lake management plan while integrating all partners including the area community. This will be executed via the completion of a diagnostic/
feasibility study on the lake, watershed and tributaries; these elements will be developed and included: water quality monitoring on lakes in the Montello River Basin; water quality monitoring on six tributaries; flow monitoring on six tributaries; model tributary loads to the lake; land use impact assessment via SWAT modeling; internal loading evaluation; physical shoreline assessment; coordination and communications with all partners and public; management options and implementation plan.

This scope is a summary and does not supersede the content of the original grant application scope.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/1997
Waters Involved
Pleasant Lake
Status
Complete

Pleasant Lake Improvement Corporation: Lmi-Pleasant Lake Run Off Control: Pleasant Lake Improvement Corporation proposes to implement their stormwater runoff control plan. The project diverts the runoff and it's associated sediments and pollutants away from Pleasant Lake and into a sand discharge area. The project activities include North and South diversions removed and replaced, a speed bump and west edge ramp removed and replaced as called for in the approved plans.


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

Waushara County: Lco-Waushara County Lakes Study And Plan (Group A Lakes): Phase Two of this Lake Planning study will involve up to seventeen Waushara County lakes (Group A) : Alpine Lake, Beans Lake, Bughs Lake, Curtis Lake, Deer Lake, Fish Lake, Little Hills Lake, Irogami Lake, Lake Huron, Long Lake, Marl Lake, Pine Lake, Pleasant Lake, Silver Lake, West Branch Mill P.(White River), White River Fl (Lower Pond), Witters Lake. The goals are to characterize the existing aquatic plant communities, characterize existing water quality, develop tools for relating lake water quality to land use, predict sensitivity of water and habitat quality to future changes in land use, identify critical landscape features, provide a practical summary of these results for use by citizens and county staff, and characterize and map levels of shoreline development and determine any relationships between development and wildlife communities.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Puchyan Millpond
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 52.899 acres of land on Green Lake for conservancy purposes.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-East" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 6.7 acres of land known as the "ABA-East" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2009
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Sanitary District "Aba-West" Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 24.5 acres of land known as the "ABA-West" property.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2013
Waters Involved
Silver Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Lmi-Management Plan Implementation: Green Lake Sanitary District is sponsoring a lake protection grant on Big Green Lake in Green Lake County. The main goal of this protection grant is to reduce the nutrient loading to the lake through the various activities listed below.
The following work activities will be completed:
1. **9** Identification and implementation of strategic BMP\2019s in the tributary sub-watersheds.
2. **9** Identification of upland buffer problems/opportunities in the impaired tributary sub-watersheds
3. **9** Evaluation and study of the potential to restore the County K Estuary to a plant dominated system.
4. **9** Education and Informational Activities
a. **9** Press releases, public informational meetings, newsletters, presentations, informational videos, sensitive habitat and safety promotion
The following deliverables (products) will result from this grant:
1. **9** Final Report submitted to local DNR Lakes Biologist (1 digital copy / two hard copies). Report to include:
a. **9** Listing of all BMP\2019s installed over the duration of grant
b. **9** Cost-Share Agreements
c. **9** Detailed BMP Information Plans
d. **9** Photographs of each BMP \2013 prior to and after installation
e. **9** USGS monitoring and measurements focusing on efficiency and nutrient load reductions
f. **9** Summary of all upland buffer opportunities with detailed maps.
g. **9** Pre and Post plant surveys of County K Estuary
h. **9** Pre and Post fish surveys of County K Estuary


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

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake Co. Shorline Inventory: Green Lake County Land Conservation Department is sponsoring a Lake Protection Grant to conduct a shoreline inventory of lakes in the county. The lakes to be inventoried are Big Green, Little Green, Puckaway, Big Twin, Little Twin, Spring (Kingston), Spring (Green Lake), Grand, Heart and Maria.

Major components of this work include:

1. **9** Development of shoreline inventory metrics and survey data
a. **9** Metrics will include data such as vegetation surveys, erosion, slope, structures and anthropogenic influences.
2. **9** Shore land inventory of lakes
a. **9** Photo inventory of all shorelines
3. **9** Database Development
a. **9** Using GIS mapping software
4. **9** Outreach
a. **9** Educational materials sent to property owners informing them about the projects and how classification maps can be accessed.

Project Deliverables:

1. **9** Shore land inventory protocol
a. **9** Including metrics to be assessed
2. **9** Spatially referenced GIS layer maps created from shore land inventory data
a. **9** Digital and hard copies
3. **9** Digital archive of spatially referenced shoreline photographs
4. **9** Maps of base metrics (erosion severity and buffers)
a. **9** Digital and hard copies
5. **9** Educational materials sent to property owners


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
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Spring Lake
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
5/15/1995
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


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

Green Lake County: Lco-Green Lake County Ordinance Development Project: Green Lake County will conduct a land use and environmental resource inventory of the watershed surrounding Green Lake, Little Green Lake, and Lake Puckaway. The existing land use conditions in the area will be matched to the regulations governing development in the area and deficiencies in lake and shoreland protection will be noted. The information from the study will be used to update the existing zoning and shoreland protection ordinances and to assess the need for a storm water management ordinance in the County, the stormwater management ordinance, if its need is determined, will be written.

Reimbursement requests can be made every three months and must be accompanied by a progress report. Eligible equipment costs for this project must be used only for lake protection.

Equipment such as cameras, video/audio equipment, and computers must be leased to be an eligible project cost.

Further detail is provided on the attached project cost estimate worksheet, Form 8700-244.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
9/1/2000
Waters Involved
White Creek
Status
Complete

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake (Guskey) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 30 acres of land along Silver Creek which drains directly into Big Green Lake to be used as nonpoint source abatement.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Conservancy Wick Rd (Specht) Land Acquisition: The Green Lake Conservancy Foundation proposes to purchase 3.21 acres of land along Wick Road known as the Specht property for conservancy purposes.


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

Green Lake Sanitary District: Acq-Green Lake Land Acquisition (Mitchell'S Glen): The Green Lake Sanitary District proposes to purchase 12 acres of land along Big Green Lake known as the Mitchell's Glen parcel.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
2/15/2018
Waters Involved
Crystal Lake
Status
Complete

Marquette County: Crystal Lake Management Planning: Marquette County is sponsoring a project to develop a Comprehensive Lake Management Plan for Crystal Lake.

Project final deliverables include: all data collected, 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 activities include: 1) Water quality and watershed analysis / modeling, 2) Fisheries assessment; 3) Aquatic plant surveys; 4) Dreissena mussel monitoring 5) Conduct sociologic survey; 6) Shoreline and coarse woody habitat assessment, 7) Public meetings and 8) development of Comprehensive LMP & obtain DNR approval.

Special Conditions: 1) All data shall be entered into the SWIMS database; 2) Draft sociological/user surveys must be reviewed and approved by the Department before being initiated.

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.

Consultant final report: it is recommended that Grantee provide DNR Lake Coordinator with a draft for comment on report adequacy prior to making final payment to the consultant. DNR to receive both paper and electronic .pdf copies of the final report along with, or prior to submission of grantee's final payment request.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/25/1993
Waters Involved
Pleasant Lake
Status
Complete

Pleasant Lake Improvement Corporation: Pleasant Lake Management Planning: Assemble existing information on the lake and watershed; conduct water quality monitoring; conduct recreational lake use study.


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

Pleasant Lake Management District: Pleasant Lake Supplemental Management Planning:
The Pleasant Lake District is sponsoring a Large-Scale Planning Grant to conduct supplemental lake management planning work to augment the plan being developed by the University of Wisconsin \2013 Stevens Point (Waushara County Grant). Project activities include:
1. **9** Stakeholder participation (per grant application specifics)
2. **9** Inventory course woody habitat
3. **9** Complete a bathymetric study of the lake.
4. **9** Presence / absence mussel survey
5. **9** Aquatic plant surveys
6. **9** Development of an APM Plan
Project Deliverables
1. **9** APM plan
2. **9** Draft Project Report will be submitted to the DNR for review at least 2-months prior to the project deadline.
3. **9** Final report will be given to the UWSP (Nancy Turyk) in digital format. One digital and two hard copies will be provided to the DNR Lake Coordinator.
4. **9** At the Wrap-up meeting and / or District Annual meeting shoreline restoration / enhancement will be stressed to the lake stakeholders.
Project Timeline
1. **9** Draft Report submittal by 10/31/2014. Draft report needs DNR approval
2. **9** Final Report will be completed by 12/31/2014.


Grant Details
Small Scale Lake Planning
Date
4/1/2012
Waters Involved
Wood Lake
Status
Complete

Marquette County: Wood Lake Aquatic Plant Study: 1. A comprehensive intercept survey will be conducted (343 locations) according to established DNR protocols (WDNR Pub-SS-1068 2010). Spatial distribution maps will be created for individual plant plant species. Also, littoral frequency and relative frequency of occurrence will be calculated for each species indentified in the lake. Lastly, a FQA comparison of the plant assemblages of Wood Lake to other lakes in the same eco-region will be made.

2. Native and exotic plant communities will be mapped within the lake using sub-meter GPS mapping. Specific plant community types and dominant plant species will be illustrated on bathymetric map.

3. A single report summarizing the findings of this study will be created.

4. One meeting will be held with lake stakeholders to discuss the findings of this study. Remedial and other management options will be discussed with the same stakeholders.


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
Mecan River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Marquette County Waste Storage
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; access roads and cattle crossings; and waterway systems.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Citizen Stream Monitoring
Date
Status
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.
1/1/2012
In Progress
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Green Lake Storm Water Impact Study and Management Plan
Date
Status
Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated construction erosion control ordinance, updated storm water ordinance for new development and re-development, updated low impact development/conservation subdivision ordinance, updated ordinances that affect runoff from the developed urban area, new feasibility analysis of alternative funding mechanisms, and new storm water management plan for the developed urban area.
1/1/2016
In Progress
Projects
Documents
 
Mecan River WatershedWatershed History Note

The village of Coloma is located in the Mecan River Watershed. Much of this area belonged to the Menomonee Indians, but in 1849 a treaty was signed giving title to the government for a large tract of land west of the Fox River, including most of present day Waushara County. This land was formally opened for settlement in the fall of 1852. When the country was first settled, there was a heavy growth of oak, pine and tamarack bordering the eastern side of the marshes west of Coloma Corners. The saw mill was at Richford where there was water power. Logs were cut in present day Richfield Township and hauled to Richford. The remnants of this logging industry can be found in the numerous remaining mill ponds in the area. A new railroad was planned for the route between Stevens Point and Portage. Elias Follett built his new store in 1875 in Ross Corners where he thought the railroad would go. Differences between landowners and the railway resulted in the line being constructed four miles to the east. A new village sprang up called Coloma Station. This is the present site of the Village of Coloma. As the new trading center prospered, the old Coloma (called Ross Corners after the first postmaster) began a slow but steady decline. The post office at Ross Corners was moved to Coloma Station and the name changed to Coloma. Ross Corners became known as Coloma Corners. Rural free mail delivery was established in Coloma on June 1, 1904. Prior to that, people picked up their mail at the post office. In 1876 the Coloma Hotel was built and the updated, modernized building continues to welcome guests today to the Village of Coloma.

Date  2011