Navigation Access and Hydraulic Management

Committee Members Committee Documents
Cmr. Don Baron (Chair)
Cmr. Paul Kling
Dick Kosut
John Bostrom
Jim Pindel
Lake Management Plan: Volume One (9-2007)
Lake Management Plan: Volume Two (9-2007)
Lake Management Plan: Update – Aquatic Plant Management (12-2012)
SEWRPC Dredging Feasibility Assessment (5-2012)
Sediment Investigation Report (7-2013)
Sediment Report Appendix B Sampling Photos (7-2013)
GRAEF Opinion of Probable Cost (6-2014)
Permit Application Package (9-2014)
Wetland Impact Permit Application (9-2014)
Wetland Individual Permit Application (2-2015)
Sediment Testing (9-2017)
Proposed Dredging Channels

Latest News on the Dredging Project

For the most up-to-date information on the dredging project, please see the sub-committee EcoSystem Restoration (ESR) report in the minutes from the latest board meeting.

2019 Waterway Buoy Placement

May 23, 2019 – The Waterford Water Management District (WWMD) is once again pleased to share that the Waterford Police Department along with the DNR will be assisting with the coordination of the buoy placement, maintenance and monitoring for the upcoming 2019 season.

Much effort goes into the planning and coordinating of the buoy management and this year, as in past years, we are going to be looking to all the riparian owners for your assistance and support when it comes to managing the buoy efforts. They are vital for effective navigational and safety reasons for all using the water. This year’s plan is to place buoys into the waterway during the month of April and remove them again in October.

  • If you see damage being caused by individuals not respecting the waterways, report it to the Police immediately, hopefully with a vehicle number. They will act on this and there is a reward of $1,000 for anyone who reports damage being caused that can be verified and a citation being issued to the offender.
  • From time to time buoys drift in the current or move for other reasons. If this occurs please report this so we are able to relocate them to the correct location.
  • Own Your Own Buoy – In the past, the WWMD helped coordinate a program where riparian owners could sponsor a buoy that had their name on it for the season. The cost was fairly nominal and it was a great way for people to share their commitment to the waterway. Is there a riparian owner that would like to assist with this? If so, please contact Commissioner Greg Horeth at or call at 847-652-2759.

DNR Small Scale Dredging Permit

Updated May 26, 2019 – There is a small scale dredging general permit available from the DNR for riparian land owners for the navigational dredging of man-made impoundments (GP20), that was issued on September 27, 2018. It allows for the removal of up to 50 cubic yards of material per year from a waterway for the purposes of navigation. There are specific eligibility standards as well as a self-certification that an applicant is required to complete as part of the process which addresses the type of material being dredged. For more information, see:

2017 Wisconsin Act 214, which was enacted on April 3, 2018.

General Permit for riparian navigational dredging of man-made impoundments (GP20)

Self certification Criteria Flow Chart

Overall Webpage for Dredging

Dredging Permit

Stay up to date on the progress and status of our permit with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at their permit site:

WDNR Water Permit Application Site

In the search box enter the applicant:   Waterford Waterway Management District

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