3.4 Ecological Integrity

  1. 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.
  2. The Dutch Lake fishery was last surveyed in 2003 and revealed a good quality sport fishery that should be maintained.
  3. Eurasian water milfoil is present in the lake.
  4. A significant spring algal bloom appears each year in early June.
  5. No survey information is available on aquatic vegetation in Dutch Lake.