3.4 Ecological Integrity
- Most of the subwatershed is
characterized by large open areas of forest, grasslands, and wetlands
punctuated by low density development.
Wetland and associated upland areas with high ecological value are
present and should be conserved and connected to preserve their values,
create larger areas of ecological value, and connect existing resources.
- The Dutch Lake
fishery was last surveyed in 2003 and revealed a good quality sport
fishery that should be maintained.
- Eurasian water milfoil is present in
- A significant spring algal bloom
appears each year in early June.
- No survey information is available on
aquatic vegetation in Dutch