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Land & Water Conservation

Hill Lake:
Hill Lake is a private 12-acre impoundment located in the Town of Jackson in Adams County, WI. It has a maximum depth of about 9 or 10 feet, with an average depth of less than 5 feet. There is no defined public access. The lake is managed by the Hill Estates Property Owner's Association, which owns a private boat access and outlot for use by landowners in the lake area.


Aquatic Plant Report Hill Lake 2014 
Hill Lake Snapshot 2001-2017

Jordan Lake:
Jordan Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. Jordan Lake is a natural seepage lake fed by precipitation, surface runoff, and groundwater. It has good to very good water quality and very good water clarity. There are 213 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 100 feet. Except for one section, Jordan Lake is heavily-developed. With no stream outlet, water leaves the lake through groundwater seepage or by evaporation from the lake’s surface. There is a public boat ramp owned by the Adams County Parks Department on the west side of the lake. There are also condominiums, RV campgrounds and resorts on the shore. The lake is managed by the Jordan Lake Improvement District.

Reports

Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2012
Aquatic Plant Report 2016
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Report Long
Lake Classification Report Short
Management Plan 2015 pt 1
Management Plan 2015 pt 2
Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map(2010)
Sediment Map
Soils Map
Watershed Wetlands Map 


sites.google.com/site/jordanlakerehabilitation


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Mason Lake:
Mason Lake is located in the Town of New Haven, Adams County, WI, in the Town of Douglas, Marquette County, and in the Town of Lewiston, Columbia County, in the south central part of Wisconsin. The largest part of the impoundment lies in Adams County. This impoundment (man-made lake) has 855 surface acres, maximum depth of 9 feet, with a surface watershed covering 28 square miles. The Town of Douglas owns the dam forming Mason Lake. Mason Lake is a popular fishing lake in both summer and winter.


Attached to Mason Lake by a channel is Amey Pond. Amey Pond is operated as a waterfowl refuge by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Duck Unlimited jointly. In 2002, Mason Lake was placed on the federal impaired waterways list (commonly called the “303(d)” list). The reasons for this placement included highly-elevated phosphorus level, eutrophication, pH problems, NPS contamination and degraded habitat. The lake is managed by the Mason Lake District.
www.lakemason.org

Reports

Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2009
Aquatic Plant Report 2014
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Report Long
Lake Classification Report Short
Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map
Soils Map
Watershed Map
Wetlands Map 



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McGinnis Lake:
McGinnis Lake is located in the Town of New Chester, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. The impoundment is 33 surface acres in size. Maximum depth is 28 feet, with an average depth of 9 feet. The dam is owned and maintained by Adams County. There is a public boat ramp located on east end of the lake owned by The Adams County Parks Department. Most of the lake’s shore is developed into residences. The lake is managed by the McGinnis Lake Association.


Reports

Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2010
Aquatic Plant Report 2015
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Report Long
Lake Classification Report Short
Lake Management Plan--Pt 1
Lake Management Plan--Pt 2 
Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map(2010)
Sediment Map
Soils Map
Watersheds Map
Wetlands Map 

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