Special Projects

Committee Members Committee Documents
Cmr. Gary Bluemel (Chair)
Cmr. Don Baron
Cmr. Paul Kling
Jason Dolphin
Jeremy Doering
Tom Pollick
Greg DeMent
Sue DeMent
Heather Hodach
Brandon Begotka
2016 Water Quality Locations
2016 Water Quality Graphs
2016 Water Quality Raw Data
Lake Savers Waterford Waterway Assessment Report 2015
Lake Savers Project Results Update 2016
Graef Report – Aeration
Rain Garden Manual

Special Projects: Erosion

The Special Projects Committee focuses on problem areas in the waterway where runoff is causing erosion and adding silt to the waterway. The map and table below show the list of projects we are working on.

Click on the numbers in the map to read more about each project

1. N. Tichigan Road 2. Birch/Cedar Lane 3. Hwy 164 at Pine Lane 4. Hwy 164 at Poplar Circle 5. Joy Marie Ln 6. Idlewood Drive 7. Beach Drive 8. Washington Road 9,10,11. 5850,5908,5852 N. River Bay Road 12. Wood Drive into Island View Bay 13. Island View Court 14. Indian Lane 15. 28932 Elm Island Drive 16. 29109 Elm Island Drive 17. Elm Island Bay Project 18. 636 Oak Lodge Rd 19. River City Marina 20. Fox Isle 21. Waterford Dam Operation Enhancement 22. pond drainage on Jefferson Dr 23. 157 & 177 Riverside Dr 24. 197 & 199 Riverside Drive 25. 4317 Riverside Dr 26. 4337 Waterford Drive 27. 4431 & 4441 Riverside Dr 28. Caley Road 29. Elm Island test project 30. 4925/4945 Riverside Rd 31. 5101 Riverside Road 32. 5225 Riverside Road 33. ~5436 Scenery Road 34. 5523/5517 Scenery Road 35. Court lane 36. Grand Drive culvert 37. Park Place (W. Peninsula) 38. Grand Drive Rip Rap 39. Bend in river 40. 5710 Island View Court 41. Prospect Dr & Buena Park Road 42. 6528 Channel Road 43. 6660/6648/6644 Channel Road 44. Beechwood Lane 44. Bridge Rd 44. Marsh Rd and river 44. Tichigan Lake by lift station 44. 64 ft deep hole 44. 40 ft deep hole 44. 7154 Joy Marine Lane 44. Culvert under Tichigan Rd 44. Riverside Rd 44. Culvert connecting lake to Conservancy Bay

Special Projects Map
You can also download a copy of the map and project list.

# Title History Current status/activity
1 N. Tichigan Road 2014 – farm to west is main source for sediment in water flow. 2000 – A drainage ditch north of Dooley’s was reported to spew mud into the lake on occasion. 2016: Monitor
2 Birch/Cedar Lane 2011 – Proposed to be a source of runoff into the north end of the lake. 2016: Monitor
3 Hwy 164 at Pine Lane 7/2014: DOT has added 2 check dams and consider this area complete. County working with farmer for additional runoff controls.
1/14/14: meeting held with DOT, DNR, county and WWMD, 23 people. Some action items will be investigated this spring.
11/17/13 – Major rain caused significant runoff into Tichigan lake indicating area is not as good as 2007.
7/11/13 – Plans and pictures of the WWMD project were sent to WI-DOT Rt.164 project so they can maintain the velocity and volume run off impact to Lake Tichigan.
2007 – control of drainage from 50 acres of upland through the use of a filtration basin, filter strip plantings, ditch dams, culvert-rip rapping, a settling basin in the ravine, and outflow channel improvements. In addition, approximately 150 feet of shoreline filtration plantings were installed in the drainage area. Cost was about ∼$97k, 90% paid by WI via FRC.
2016: Monitor
4 Hwy 164 at Poplar Circle 2009 – Drainage river starting from hidden harbor natural area brings erosion into lake. 2016: Monitor
5 Joy Marie Ln 2011 – Homeowners group repaired eroded drainage ditch with riprap, $3k 2014: Monitor
6 Idlewood Ln 2010 – remediated upland flooding in a drainage easement and reduced the velocity of out flow through a steeply-sloping ravine. Five natural rock check dams and stilling basins where installed in a wooded conservation area. ∼$50k, 90% funded by WI via FRC. 2014: Monitor
7 Beach drive 4/2013 – During heavy rains settling pond can’t handle flow and muddy water enters the bay.
∼2003 – Holding pond was dredged by FRC, $10k.
2014: Monitor
8 Washington Road Drainage from multiple lots cross East River Bay Drive into bay without filtration. 2014: Monitor
9 5850 N. River Bay Road ∼2006 – Rain Garden installed 2014: Monitor
10 5908 N. River Bay Road ∼2006 – Rain Garden installed. Several acre watershed goes through culvert under road and into lake. Tall grass before crossing road performs filter which seems very adequate. 2014: Monitor
11 5852 N. River Bay Road ∼2006 – Rain Garden installed 2014: Monitor
12 Wood Drive into Island View Bay 2016 – check dams removed on Wood Drive
2009 – multiple ditch dams, major ravine rip rapping, and the installation of stilling basins. Shoreline filtration plantings were accomplished through the District’s Rain Garden Grant Program. Cost ∼$81k, 90% paid by WI via FRC.
2016: Monitor
13 Island View Court 2011 – An idea was floated to install a bridge or a culvert under Island View Court to get water flowing between Island View bay and Bernie’s Bay. 2011: Unworkable with no benefit. Will not be pursued.
14 Indian Lane 2011 – Water continues to run off of the farmer’s field and into Bernie’s Bay during very heavy rainstorms. The county, Chad Sampson, also has a project called Wood Drive that is addressing this same water flowing west from 164 into the farmers field. 2014: County is working with FRC to improve area.
15 28932 Elm Island Drive ∼2006 – Rain Garden installed 2014: Monitor
16 29109 Elm Island Drive ∼2006 – Rain Garden installed 2014: Monitor
17 Elm Island Bay Project 2008 – Water draining into river via the swamp from the cemetery area. DNR will not consider any action here. 2008: No action needed.
18 636 Oak Lodge Rd 2014 – some erosion seen due to drainage from local area 2014: Monitor
19 River City Marina 2014 – gravel parking lot eroding into river at multiple locations 2014: Monitor
20 Fox Isle 2002 – Riprap installed by FRC, ∼$50k. 2014: Monitor
21 Waterford Dam Operation Enhancement 2008 – Riprap installed by FRC, ∼$111k 2008: Monitor
22 pond drainage on Jefferson Dr 2+ acre pond overflows through culvert into river at intersection of Riverside Dr and Danielson St. 2014: Monitor
23 157 & 177 Riverside Dr Step grade to West washes gravel, mulch etc into driveway and river 2014: Monitor
24 197 & 199 Riverside Drive Step grade to West washes gravel, mulch etc into river 2014: Monitor
25 4317 Riverside Dr Step grade to West concentrates water with contaminates through culvert under road and then into river 2014: Monitor
26 4337 Waterford Drive Drain hole 2014: Monitor
27 4431 & 4441 Riverside Dr Plugged culvert under road 2014: Monitor
28 Caley Road Large culvert under road brings water with contaminates into bay on river plus silt fence at end of road is being bypassed. 2014: Monitor
29 Elm Island test project FRC is doing erosion experiment, ∼$6k so far
2013 – Test report received
2014: Monitor
30 4925/4945 Riverside Road Drainage from multiple lots cross Riverside Road into lake without filtration. 2014: Monitor
31 5101 Riverside Road 2014: 3 + acre watershed area crosses road through culvert and could drain into lake. Homeowner says water doesn’t make it to lake which is consistent with observations on walk. Also saw submerged culvert in lake which looks abandoned. 2014: no action needed.
32 5225 Riverside Road 2014: 18 acre watershed area crosses road through culvert and settles in bioswale before going into lake. Bioswale installed in 1990’s by homeowner. Homeowner says water doesn’t makes it to lake which is consistent with observations on walk. 2014: no action needed.
33 ∼5436 Scenery Road 2014 – topographical map shows 7+ acre area collecting into low area on west side of street. Local homeowner says he never saw the water accumulate high enough to cross road and drain into lake.
9/2013 – viewed some shoreline erosion down hill area
2013: Owned by ∼60 owners of Buena Park. No action needed.
34 5523/5517 Scenery Road 9/2013 -Viewed some minor shoreline erosion 2013: Owned by ∼60 owners of Buena Park. WWMD not pursuing.
35 Court Lane 9/2013 – Viewed some minor shoreline erosion at the end of Court Lane 2013: Owned by ∼60 owners of Buena Park. WWMD not pursuing.
36 Grand Drive culvert 2013 – Proposal is to install a culvert under Grand Drive so the land north of the road would drain into Buena lake. It is thought that the extra water would flush out Buena Lake.
8/2013 – Cmr. Andres Peekna and Dick Kosut talked to Racine County about the culvert idea and received some topographical maps of the area. They discovered a culvert does not exist. Cmr. Peekna prepared a report detailing that a culvert would not be beneficial.
8/2013 – Graef reported that adding a culvert was of little to no value. Further, a study would have to be done and the 7 affected land owners would need to buy into a change. WWMD has been told on many occasions that pictures exist that show the culvert. Repeated attempts to secure a copy have resulted in nothing. Information was received from Tom Pollock that he says indicates a culvert was indeed in place at some point. Tom indicated that the area north of Grand drive fills up with water during periods of high water. Tom provided information that a permit was not needed to replace the culvert. According to the DNR, they allow culvert replacement without a permit if the culvert was previously authorized by a permit under s. 30.12 & 30.123
2013: Unworkable, no benefit would result. No further action will be pursued.
37 Park Place (W. Peninsula) Town property with erosion issue. 6/2014 – Riprap project complete
38 Grand Drive Rip Rap 2009 – rip rapping at the road and shoreline reduced the run-off from E. Peninsula Road to the Fox river. Cost ∼$21k, 90% funded by WI via FRC. 2014: Monitor
39 Bend in river 2012 – Contracted a landscaper to move boulders, rocks and logs to the shore line for fish beds and created safer navigation in the bend in Fox River. ∼$3k 2014: Monitor
40 5710 Island View Court ∼2006 – Rain Garden installed 2014: Monitor
41 Prospect dr & Buena Park Road Large watershed area including farm field drains into small pond. 2014: no action needed.
42 6528 Channel Road 14 area watershed area crosses channel road through culvert drains into river without filtration. 2014: Monitor, no feasible options
43 6660/6648/6644 Channel Road 17 area watershed area crosses channel road through culvert. Water settles in yard before draining into river. 2014: Monitor, no feasible options
44 Beechwood Lane Local area drains alongside Beechwood Lane into lake. Owner has placed two check dams in swale. 2014: Monitor
45 Bridge Rd Water Sample location
46 Marsh Rd and river Water sample location
47 Tichigan Lake by lift station Water sample location
48 64 ft deep hole N88.2092 W42.8142 Water sample location
49 40 ft deep hole N88.2039 W428199 Water sample location
50 7154 Joy Marie Ln Water sample location
51 Culvert under Tichigan Rd 2015: culvert installed None
52 Riverside Rd None
53 Culvert connecting lake to Conservancy Bay None