4.14 Recreation

Goal 14 - Recreation

Promote the recreational use, where appropriate, of surface waters within MCWD by providing recreation opportunities for citizens by promoting the use and enjoyment of water resources with the intent of increasing the livability and quality of life within the watershed.

Discussion

Gleason Lake is the primary recreational water resource in this subwatershed, although Hadley, Kreatz, and Snyder Lakes and other streams and wetlands provide aesthetic enjoyment, wildlife viewing, and other recreational values.  District and local efforts to improve ecological integrity and conserve corridors will enhance those aesthetic and recreational values across the subwatershed.  The District’s primary strategies in promoting and supporting recreational use of Gleason Lake is improving water quality and managing aquatic vegetation.

Desired Outcomes: Manage surfaces waters to achieve water quality goals so designated use is maintained and unimpaired.

Metrics:

  • In-lake nutrient concentrations/Trophic State Index Scores (TSI) for Gleason Lake
  • Clarity by satellite-estimated Secchi depth for Hadley, Kreatz, and Snyder Lakes
  • Nutrient loading goals for Gleason Lake

Goal 14.1 - Gleason Lake

Support Gleason Lake recreational use by achieving the District’s interim goal of 80 Mu-g/L summer mean total phosphorus through the implementation of the programs and projects identified in this plan to reduce phosphorus loads and improving Gleason Lake water quality.

Goal 14.2 - Gleason Lake

Support the Gleason Lake fishery through the implementation of the programs and projects identified in this plan to maintain ecological integrity and promote shoreline restoration.