Whitewater and Rice Lakes Management District NOTICE

Re: Proposed Aquatic Herbicide Application for Eurasian watermilfoil and Curlyleaf pondweed control on Whitewater and Rice Lakes.
Permit Application (click to view 2.6 Mb pdf)
Whitewater Lake Approval (0.2Mb pdf)
Rice Lake Approval (0.2Mb pdf)

The Whitewater and Rice Lakes Management District (the District) proposes to assess and chemically treat up to 175 acres on Whitewater Lake and up to 65 acres on Rice Lake to control the excessive growth of the exotic invasive aquatic plants, Eurasian Watermilfoil and Curlyleaf Pondweed.  The District proposes to conduct an application of ProcellaCOR EC (florpyrauxifen-benzyl) and Aquathol K (endothall) to be performed by Clarke Aquatic Services. We anticipate the treatment to occur sometime in spring, 2021 and will proceed only after the District obtains a permit for the treatment from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Notification of the exact dates of treatment and water use restrictions associated with the use of ProcellaCOR EC and Aquathol K will be provided by the posting of shoreline in and adjacent to treatment areas, and public access points.

The water use restrictions associated with use of the above pesticide are noted below:

Up to 5 Day Irrigation Restriction (ProcellaCOR EC)

For additional information on the proposed treatment including a completed copy of the permit application, DNR Chemical Fact Sheets on florpyrauxifen-benzyl and endothall as well as proposed treatment map please visit :  www.district.whitewater.org

 If you do not have internet access, would like a hard copy or for additional questions about the proposed treatment, please contact:

 Mike Lindenmuth, WWRLD

(630) 707-1843

mdlgeneva@gmail.com

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Shoreland Zoning presentation to Walworth County Lakes Association

Walworth County Shoreland Zoning Ordinance

Algae have been down compared to a majority of southeast Wisconsin lakes. That’s because we work hard to keep nutrients out. One way is to use phosphorous free fertilizers (zero in the middle number). Another way is to keep organic material out.  A third way is to not release any caught carp.  Throw them in the trash or on shore for foragers.

Do NOT dump grass or leaves into the lake. Tell your landscapers to haul the material away. Let your neighbors who may not have access to the Internet know. Spread the word.

A HOMEOWNERS GUIDE TO NATIVE SHORELINE GARDENS

All assistance or questions about the buoys, buoy placement, buoys disconnected from its anchor should be directed to the Town Office: phone: 262-473-4639 or townofwhitewater@yahoo.com.