DNR Fisheries Survey
The DNR has notified the WWMD that they are conducting a comprehensive fisheries survey of Tichigan Lake this year. Beginning February 27, they will be setting fyke nets anchored to the shore and marked with a black and white buoy with a DNR flag on it. The DNR warns that boats should stay far away from the buoys, unless they want their motors tangled up in a net or anchor line. They will set up to ten nets, but did not indicate their locations or how long they will be set for. They have given a sample picture of what the nets look like:
Dredged Sediment Disposal
The Wisconsin DNR held a public meeting on February 23 to discuss disposal of dredged materials. You can view the meeting presentation here.
The next monthly meeting will be Saturday, March 25 at 9:00 am at Waterford Town Hall.
2016 Aquatic Plant Management
Waterford WI, September 16, 2016: Southeastern Wisconsin Fox River Commission (SEWFRC) at their monthly meeting Friday gave approval and presented a final check for $80,880.00 to Waterford Waterway Management District (WWMD) to cover 90% of the cost to prepare and receive the approval of Chapter 30 Dredging Permit Application. Read more …
Check the following documents to see the 2016 riparian owners survey and results.
Information Exchange 8-11-2016
Dredging History Lessons
Please check our first Dredging History Lesson to get caught up on everything that has gone into our Dredging Project. More lessons to come soon!
The Graef Report on Aeration for Waterford Lakes can be read on the Special Projects Committee page. There are also new links for the UW-Whitewater Water Quality Measurements and the Lake Savers Project Results Update 2016.
Proposed Over Winter Drawdown
Additional information regarding the proposed over winter drawdown can be found at the Aquatic Plant Management Page.
Waukesha Water Diversion
The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers has unanimously approved Waukesha’s request to divert up to 8,200,000 gallons of Lake Michigan water per day. This is water that will not be put into the Fox River, which could be up to 1/3 of the daily flow during times of low flow in summer.