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

Christmas Lake is an exceptional recreational water resource in this subwatershed due to its water clarity and its fishery.  The District’s primary strategies in promoting and supporting recreational use of Christmas Lake are protecting its water quality to support swimming and fishing, and managing aquatic vegetation.

 

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

 

Metrics:

Goal 14.1 - Christmas Lake

Support Christmas Lake recreational use by continuing to meet the State's aquatic recreation standard of 40 μg/L summer mean total phosphorus through the implementation of the programs and projects identified in this plan to reduce phosphorus loads and improve Christmas Lake water quality.

Goal 14.2 - Christmas Lake

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