PL-566 Project (1992)
In 1992 the Green Lake Association approached the Green Lake County Land Conservation Department to determine the feasibility of implementing a PL-566 project for the Big Green Lake Watershed. 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.
It was the recommendation of the Green Lake County Land Conservation Department that Green Lake County authorize the Land Conservation Department to apply to the USDA-Soil Conservation Service for a PL-566 watershed project for Big Green Lake. However, the PL-566 watershed project was never implemented due to potential controversy regarding some of its components.