Watershed - Lower Grand River (UF11)
Lower Grand River Watershed

Details

The Lower Grand River Watershed is located primarily in Green Lake County, but also in Marquette, Columbia and Dodge counties. It is 70,011 acres in size and includes 185 miles of streams and rivers, 1,264 acres of lakes and 13,715 acres of wetlands. The watershed is dominated by agriculture (44%), wetlands (19%), forest (17%) and grassland (14%) and is ranked high for nonpoint source issues affecting groundwater.

Date  2010

Ecological Landscapes for Lower Grand River Watershed

Ecological Landscapes

The Lower Grand River Watershed is covered primarily by the Central Sand Hills Ecological Landscape which 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 Grants
Grant Details
Aquatic Invasives Education
Date
4/1/2008
Waters Involved
Lake Emily
Status
Complete

Lake Emily Fishing Improvement Club: Lake Emily Apm Plan & Curlyleaf Pondweed Survey: The Lake Emily Fishing Improvement Club will sponsor an aquatic invasive species (AIS) project for Lake Emily, Dodge County. Project goals and objectives: 1) assess the Curly-leaf pondweed population during peak coverage; 2) educate local residents on the value of a healthy aquatic plant community; 3) promote AIS awareness; 4) create an aquatic plant management plan. Deliverables identified: 1) survey to assess the extent of curly-leaf pondweed around the lake to include mapping and digital images; 2) public meeting to educate public on the ecology of shallow lakes; 3) workshops for the public to educate and train volunteers to identify and monitor AIS; 4) meetings to address issues related to the development of the final APM plan; 5) finalize and distribute APM plan update.


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

Lake Emily Fishing Improvement Club: Lake Emily Apm Plan & Curlyleaf Pondweed Survey: The Lake Emily Fishing Improvement Club will sponsor an aquatic invasive species (AIS) project for Lake Emily, Dodge County. Project goals and objectives: 1) assess the Curly-leaf pondweed population during peak coverage; 2) educate local residents on the value of a healthy aquatic plant community; 3) promote AIS awareness; 4) create an aquatic plant management plan. Deliverables identified: 1) survey to assess the extent of curly-leaf pondweed around the lake to include mapping and digital images; 2) public meeting to educate public on the ecology of shallow lakes; 3) workshops for the public to educate and train volunteers to identify and monitor AIS; 4) meetings to address issues related to the development of the final APM plan; 5) finalize and distribute APM plan update.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Alderley Millpond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Beaver Dam Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


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
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Chub Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Collins Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Crystal Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Crystal Spring
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Danville Millpond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


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
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Fox Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


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
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
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Kekoskee Millpond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lake Emily
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


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
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
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
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lomira Pond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lost Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lowell Millpond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Lower Mayville Pond 174
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


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
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Mud Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Neosho Mill Pond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


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

Columbia County Lwcd: Lmi-Tmdl Development-Phase Ii-Park Lake: Columbia County Land and Water Conservation Department will conduct phase 2 of its TMDL development program for Park Lake. This phase will focus on continued monitoring along with the use of a graduate student to conduct water quality modeling to allow for final development of a TMDL for Park Lake, a 303(d) listed lake. The objectives of this study are to quantify P export from the watershed, and link water quality with nutrient loss from the land. Project deliverables include 1) monitoring of wetland effectiveness by measuring upstream and downstream flow and concentration; 2) Field-scale Snap-Plus and watershed-scale modeling; 3) simulating water quality changes caused by wetlands in this watershed using Army Corp PRE-WET model; 4) continuation of water quality monitoring/data collection along with targeting water sample collection adjacent to wetlands; 5) information/education efforts throughout project; and 6) compilation, documentation, and recommendations of findings. Education efforts include a news release, providing updates and final presentation through regular and annual meetings of the Lake District.


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
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Sinissippi Lake (Hustisford)
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


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
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Theresa Marsh Flowage
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


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
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


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
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Lake Protection Grant
Date
8/1/2002
Waters Involved
Upper Mayville Millpond 172
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Lco-Dodge Co. Waterway Classification Project: Dodge County Planning & Development Department is interested in revising the Dodge County Shoreland Zoning Regulations and adopting a "waterway" classification system to better regulate and manage the county's water resources.

A full description of the project scope and project deliverables is available in the grant application, which is a part of this aggreement.

The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant appllication.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Alderley Millpond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Beaver Dam Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Chub Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Collins Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Crystal Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Crystal Spring
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Danville Millpond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Fox Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Kekoskee Millpond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Lake Emily
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


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

Lake Emily Fishing Improvement Club: Lake Emily Baseline Monitoring Project: The Lake Emily Fishing Improvement Club will do an APM survey, water quality monitoring, and historical data search, and make recommendations for future actions or management.

A full desciption of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Lomira Pond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Lost Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Lowell Millpond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Lower Mayville Pond 174
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Mud Lake
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Neosho Mill Pond
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Sinissippi Lake (Hustisford)
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Theresa Marsh Flowage
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Un Spring
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Unnamed
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


Grant Details
Large Scale Lake Planning
Date
10/1/2001
Waters Involved
Upper Mayville Millpond 172
Status
Complete

Dodge County: Dodge County Lakes Survey: Dodge County will collect information utilizing a public survey questionnaire in order to determine public opinion about the waters in the county and to see if there is need to conduct a Waterway (Lake & Stream) Classification Project in the future.

A full description of project scope and deliverables is available in the grant application, which is part of this agreement. The DNR will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of the final report. Information will be disseminated to the public as described in the grant application.


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
Lower Grand River Watershed
Watershed Recommendations
Best Management Practices, Implement
Columbia County TRM 2017
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, a manure storage system closure, a barnyard runoff control system, critical area stabilization, diversions, heavy use area protection, roofing, roof runoff systems, a waste transfer system, wastewater treatment strips, relocation/abandonment of animal feeding operation, a milking center waste control system, and a feed storage runoff control system to remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff entering waters of the state and address the following NR 151 Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions: sheet, rill, and wind erosion; process wastewater handling; clean water diversions; nutrient management; prevention of overflow from manure storage facilities; and prevention of direct runoff from a feedlot or stored manure.
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Best Management Practices, Implement
Columbia County TRM 2017
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, a barnyard runoff control system, critical area stabilization, roof runoff systems, a waste transfer system, wastewater treatment strips to remedy discharges of manure, sediment and phosphorus in runoff entering waters of the state and address the following NR 151 Agricultural Performance Standards and Prohibitions: sheet, rill, and wind erosion; manure storage facilities-new/significant alterations; process wastewater handling; clean water diversions; nutrient management; prevention of overflow from manure storage facilities; prevention of direct runoff from a feedlot or stored manure
1/1/2017
In Progress
Projects
 
Hire County Aquatic Invasives Coordinator
 
Date
Status
Hire Aquatic Invasives (AIS) County Coordinator - Columbia
1/1/2011
In Progress
Projects
 
Monitor Water Quality or Sediment
Belle Fountain Creek TP
Date
Status
Do not list for TP until more recent data can be collected AU: 11099; Station ID: 10028731
5/1/2018
Proposed
Projects
 
Stormwater Planning, Implementation
Citywide Water Quality Master Plan Update
Date
Status
Storm water planning activities will be undertaken by the municipality and will result in the following products: updated storm water management plan for the entire developed urban area.
1/1/2018
In Progress
Projects
 
Lower Grand River WatershedWatershed History Note

The Villages of Kingston and Friesland are located in the Lower Grand River Watershed. The Grand River meanders through Kingston and is dammed there to form Grand Lake, a favorite year-around fishing spot for local fishermen. Kingston is also the eastern gateway to the Grand River Marsh State Wildlife Area, a four-season haven for conservationists, sportsmen and families interested in hunting, fishing and viewing wildlife. Located in the northeast corner of Columbia County is the Village of Friesland. In 1844, Welsh settlers came to the area and later, between 1893 and 1918, German and Dutch settlers arrived. The settlers first called this community Randolph Center, but it was changed to Friesland in 1910 when the railroad and post office came to the village. Friesland was chosen as the village name because of the many Dutch settlers, some of whom came from the province of Friesland in the Netherlands.

Date  2011