May 17, 2019 – The buoys have been placed on the waterway and set for “Center Channel Navigation”, “Rocks” and “No Wake Areas”. Navigational buoys are deployed for the purpose of assisting in the navigation of vessels, indicating the location of channels and warning of hazards. All buoy regulations can be found on the WDNR website. Many thanks go to the Waterford Police Department, Chet Anderson and Greg Horeth for placing the buoys and helping to keep the waterway safe.
Note: There is a reward for anyone that reports witnessing damage to buoys to the Waterford Police Department with a boat number or names of the guilty parties.
Let’s all help make and keep our waterways safe.
Green Water in Conservancy, Tichigan and Other Bays
May 7, 2019 – Towards the end of April, the water in many areas turned a green color. A sample collected in Conservancy Bay by Greg Horeth was given to Onterra to determine what the cause was. On initial inspection he suspected that it is a Planktonic Algae and he would have it tested to confirm. The results were received on May 7th and you can see them here.
Notice of Public Meeting
The next regular meeting of the WWMD Board will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 pm at Waterford Town Hall at 415 N. Milwaukee St.
2019 Carp Roundup and Bowfishing Tournament
Fox River C.A.U.S.E. will be holding their annual Carp Roundup the first weekend in June. That same weekend will see the first-ever sanctioned bowfishing tournament on our waterway.
Fix the Fox
March 19, 2019 (updated May 17, 2019) – The Waterford Waterway Management District (WWMD) plans for phase 1 of our Ecosystem Restoration and Rehabilitation Project are now in place after the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the United States Army Corps of Engineers approved our plan to spread between 7,000 and 9,000 cubic yards of dredged and dewatered sediment on farm fields owned by the WDNR. For more information see the WWMD Spring Mini Newsletter.