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

Langdon Lake is the primary recreational water resource in this subwatershed, although Saunders and Black Lakes and other wetlands provide aesthetic enjoyment, wildlife viewing, and other recreational values.  District and other 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 Langdon Lake is by improving 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 - Langdon Lake

Support Langdon Lake recreational use by achieving the District’s interim goal of 55-70 μg/L summer mean total phosphorus through the implementation of the programs and projects identified in this plan to reduce phosphorus loads and improve Langdon Lake water quality.

Goal 14.2 - Langdon Lake

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