Rice Lake Area Association
Lake Issues and Surveys Page
This page was last updated on: October 6, 2017
Number of Visitors since April 18, 2010
This page identifies different issues (problems) and surveys (measurements) which Rice Lake has faced over time. Each year where the issue or survey occurred is identified below. 
NOTE: There may not be linked data with each year listed below.
Algae Blooms
Curlyleaf Pondweed
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Eurasian Watermilfoil
Water Level
Carp Removal 2010-2011
Thanks to the dam on Elm Creek north of the lake, there has not been a problem with water level (except during drawdowns).
To date, there has not been a problem with Eurasian Watermilfoil infestations on Rice Lake.
None in 2003
None in 2002
Plant Surveys
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Fish Surveys
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None in 2003
None in 2004
None in 2002
None in 2001
None in 1998
None in 1999
None in 2000
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Unable to treat due to DNR post-drawdown guidelines (2 years))
CLP and Algae this year
Lake Restoration applied Aquathol K
Volunteers cut weeds in May 1999
Surveys
Issues
Secchi Readings (Water Clarity)
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Lake Restoration applied Aquathol K
Volunteers cut weeds in May 1998
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Native Vegetation Issues
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Dissolved Oxygen
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Citizen Monitoring Surveys
CLMP

CLMP (Citizen Lake Monitoring Program) measures water clarity and temperature for lakes.
CSMP
CSMP (Citizen Stream Monitoring Program) measures the water clarity and temperature for creeks/streams.
CAMP
CLMP+
CAMP (Citizen Assisted Monitoring Program) measures the water nutrient, clarity, and temperature for lakes. (Rice Lake was only able to participate in this program from 2008-2011)
CLMP+ (Citizen Lake Monitoring Plus  Program) expands the CLMP to include more nutrient data plus Dissolved Oxygen (DO) for lakes.
Rice Lake was only able to participate in this program for 2 years (2010-2011).
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Other Surveys
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None in 2010
Special Projects
Channel Dredging 2010-2011
Other Issues and Special Projects
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Final Report in process
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None in 2011
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Fish Kills
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None in 2011
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Final Report in process
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Final Report in process
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None in 2013
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Other Surveys
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2016 Secchi Readings
Elm Creek (north of dam) shoreline restoration (2016)
2016 Secchi Readings
2016 Secchi Readings
2016 Secchi Readings
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Note: Some data for 2016 removed due to monitoring unit calibration issues.
2015 Fish Stocking
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2016 Secchi Readings
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