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.
The lakes are the primary recreational water resource in this subwatershed, although Six Mile Creek and wetlands provide aesthetic enjoyment, wildlife viewing, and other recreational values. There are several public lake accesses and fishing piers as well as a beach on West Lake Auburn. 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 the lakes 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.
- In-lake nutrient concentrations/Trophic State Index Scores (TSI) for Halsteds Bay and the lakes in the subwatershed
- Nutrient loading goals (lbs) for Halsteds Bay and the lakes of the subwatershed
- Macroinvertebrate Index of Biotic Integrity (M-IBI) in Six Mile Creek
- Stream Visual Assessment Protocol (SVAP) in Six Mile Creek
Goal 14.1 - Six Mile Marsh
Support recreational use of lakes in the subwatershed by achieving the District’s summer mean total phosphorus and other water quality goals through the implementation of the programs and projects identified in this plan to reduce phosphorus loads and improve lake water quality.
Goal 14.2 - Six Mile Marsh
Support the fisheries through the implementation of the programs and projects identified in this plan to maintain ecological integrity and promote shoreline restoration.