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Research and Monitoring

Research and Monitoring

Over the decades, numerous studies and projects have been completed regarding Big Green Lake. These projects have made a positive impact in helping to  keep Green Lake clean and healthy.  To the best of our knowledge, our gallery includes the majority of the most well known and recent projects.  Feel free to read the brief descriptions below to gain a better understanding of this work or click on each picture to dive into the details and to read the full reports.

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LAKE MANAGEMENT PLAN

A lake management plan is a critical piece in helping keep our lake clean and healthy because it provides shared goals for local and state partners working together to manage Green Lake. Read More…

FISH SURVEYS

The WDNR conducts fish surveys on Big Green Lake in order to learn more about our fisheries. Read More…

VEGETATION STUDIES

The WDNR conducts periodic plant surveys to help estimate the frequency of occurrence of plants and indicate any major shifts in plant growth. Read More…

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STATE OF THE UPPER FOX RIVER BASIN (2001)

STREAM FLOW AND WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAMS

Green Lake’s annual stream flow and water quality program and volunteer citizen lake monitoring programs help monitor the quality of our lake. Read More…

REMOTE SENSING AND WATER CLARITY

The University of Wisconsin Environmental Remote Sensing Center uses water clarity measurements and satellite imagery to predict the health of lakes. Read More…

STATE OF THE UPPER FOX RIVER BASIN (2001)

The Upper Fox River Basin Team and its partners developed a report which identified conditions, issues, and work priorities for the entire basin. The report also identified specific issues for Big Green Lake and its tributaries. Read More…

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BIG GREEN LAKE PRIORITY WATERSHED PROJECT (1980)

DIAGNOSTIC AND FEASIBILITY STUDY (1998)

Soil and barnyard watershed inventories, sediment core sampling, and lake water quality models are strategies that were used to learn more about non-point pollution and sediment loading into Big Green Lake. Read More…

PL-566 PROJECT

The PL-566 program is a federal watershed project wherein large scale dams and retention basins are constructed to protect channel areas and reduce sedimentation from unstable shorelines that would otherwise reach the lake. Read More…

BIG GREEN LAKE PRIORITY WATERSHED PROJECT (1980)

This project provided cost sharing and technical assistance for the control of non-point pollution via installation of best management practices (BMPs) in order to reduce sediment and nutrient loading into Big Green Lake. Read More…