This is courtesy of Dan Dinelli. Very neat!!
I did not get to see it first hand but the western bay was pretty much all ice December 8. This am I drove over the bridge and I did not see any open water in the northern end of the lake. I am calling the Catfish Lake Ice-Up on Thursday December 8. A bit overdue but we have some real cold stuff in the forecast. We should be making a lot of ice in the next week. This is a photo looking west from Deer Point.
Here is a link to the latest update for the Eagle River Chain of Lakes from our lake consultant, Onterra.
How did we do with milfoil? We are doing pretty good. The good news is that the DNR says that we are doing so well that they will not fund any more Eurasian Milfoil treatments after 2017. The bad news, the DNR will not fund any more Eurasian Milfoil treatments. Essentially, we have to wait until the milfoil comes back (it will) to start finding it again.
Here is the report from Eddie Heath of Onterra, the consultant we use to monitor milfoil on the chain.
I know this sounds like two weedy species having some sort of meeting. You would be wrong! It is a group of volunteers discussing the state of invasive species in Vilas County (and beyond). Here are presentations from the meeting held in October.
Here is a link to the entire Eagle River Chain Phase 1 and 2 Management Plan.