Rice Lake Area Association
Lake Issues and Surveys Page
This page was last updated on: December 10, 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.
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.
Secchi Readings (Water Clarity)
Citizen Monitoring Surveys
CLMP (Citizen Lake Monitoring Program) measures water clarity and temperature for lakes.
CSMP (Citizen Stream Monitoring Program) measures the water clarity and temperature for creeks/streams.
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).
Other Issues and Special Projects
Note: Some data for 2016 removed due to monitoring unit calibration issues.