Lake Tides – February 2016

Here is the February, 2016 issue of Lake Tides.  Lake Tides is produced by the UW Extension and is aimed at people who love lakes!  The bobcat piece is very interesting!

http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Documents/resources/newsletter/vol41-vol45/vol41-1winter2016websmall.pdf

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Ice-Up Then Ice-Out

It has been an odd year.  We froze up on 11-29-15.  The lake then opened up this past week.  It was navigable on Thursday 12-17-15.  It then froze up again despite the windy conditions on 12-19-15. We will see what happens next!!Catfish Lake 2015 freezeCatfish Lake 2015 open

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Ice On

Catfish Lake 002It appears that Catfish Lake is frozen up this morning 11-29-15.  There was only a small portion of open water in the western section of the lake when this photo was taken.  This morning it is froze up.  We are in the hard water  season!

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Onterra Presentation for the Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes

Here is the Onterra presentation from the November 12, 2015 to the Unified Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association.  Onterra is the lakes partner that monitors aquatic invasives like Eurasion Water Milfoil (EWM).  According to Onterra, our treatments have been successful enough to not perform treatments in 2016.

Onterra Presentation

 

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Eagle River Chain Results – 2015 – Milfoil Treatment

There is a meeting Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7 pm at the Town of Lincoln Town Hall. Here is some info:

FIND OUT HOW WE DID WITH
MILFOIL MANAGEMENT THIS YEAR

WHEN: Thursday, November 12th 7 PM

WHERE: Lincoln Town Hall
1205 Sundstein Rd
Eagle River, WI 54521

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out how we’re doing in our battle against Eurasian water milfoil.

The scientists from Onterra, LLC (the lake management consultants who manage our project) will be here to explain the results of this year’s EWM management program on the Eagle River Chain.

They’ll also outline the proposed project for 2016.

There will be maps of each lake. They’ll gladly answer any questions you may have.

This is your opportunity to hear firsthand from the scientists themselves and get your questions answered!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Help ERCLA continue its work on the Eagle River Chain

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Eagle River Chain of Lakes Management Plan

The new preliminary lake management plan is here!! Please check it out…

September 2015 Prelim Lake Plan

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Economic Impact of Lakefront Homeowners

A very neat article on the impact that lakefront homeowners have on our local economy. Fully 34% of Vilas County is wet!!

Lakefront Homeowner Facts

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