||Investigation of a Northeastern Wisconsin Lake Ecosystem: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Phase II. Management Problems and Alternatives.
Thompso, Thomas W. ;
Bedrosia, Allen J. ;
Berr, James E. ;
Kolk, James W. ;
Ditto, Robert B. ;
||Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Water Resources Center.
||WIS-WRC-73-08; DI-14-31-0001-3667; OWRR-B-065-WIS; B-065-WIS(4),; 02662
Lake Noquebay ;
Aquatic plants ;
Urban development ;
Water resources ;
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Employing an interdisciplinary team approach, a recreational lake (Lake Noquebay) suffering from excessive growth of a rooted aquatic plant, Myriophyllum heterophyllum, new to Northeastern Wisconsin as a problem species, was studied over a three-year period. The plant appeared capable of regulating the nitrogen content of the lake's water and hence, controlling phytoplankton populations. The cause of the problem lies in the uncontrolled development of lowland areas surrounding the lake. Legal and political problems involved in the enforcement of the Wisconsin Shoreland Zoning Ordinance and in watershed management in Northeastern Wisconsin are analyzed and the importance of public education in developing political support for lake management programs is stressed. The approach adopted by the team and the conceptual model it employed are evaluated.