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Land & Water Conservation

Parker Lake:
Parker Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin, right off State Highway 82. The lake is 60 surface acres in size. Maximum depth is about 37 feet, with an average depth of 13 feet. About 21% of the lake is over 20’ deep. Parker Lake is a “seepage” lake, a natural lake fed by precipitation, surface runoff, and groundwater. With no stream outlet, water leaves the lake through groundwater seepage or by evaporation from the lake’s surface. There is a public wayside located on Highway 82 with walking access to the lake. There is no public boat landing, although the Parker Lake Lodge permits boat launching for a fee. The lake is managed by the Parker Lake Association.


www.parkerlakeassociation.org

Reports

Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2010
Aquatic Plant Report 2015
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 



Lake Snapshots
1980-1995
2004 & 2006
2005
2007
2008-2009
2010
2011-2012
2013 -2014
2015-2016
2017

Patrick Lake:
Patrick Lake is located in the Town of New Chester, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. Patrick Lake is a mesotrophic natural seepage lake with good to very good water quality and clarity. It has 50 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 21 feet and a mean depth of 10 feet. In the past few years, the water level in Patrick Lake has been declining substantially. Studies are underway to determine what factors may be contributing to the ongoing lowering water levels. There is a county park and boat launch at the southeast “corner” of the lake. The lake is managed by the Patrick Lake Improvement District.


Reports

Aquatic Plant Report 2005
Aquatic Plant Report 2011
Aquatic Plant Report 2016
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Long Report
Lake Classification Short Report
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 Maps
Watersheds Map
Wetlands Map 



Snapshots


Peppermill Lake:
Peppermill Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. Peppermill Lake is a mesotrophic impoundment with good to very good water quality and very good water clarity. It has 65 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 14 feet and an average depth about 6 feet. Peppermill Lake is at the head of a stream subsystem that flows eventually into the Fox River and Lake Michigan. There is a public boat ramp on the northeast end of the lake owned by the Town of Jackson. The dam is owned and maintained by Adams County. The lake is managed by the Peppermill Lake District.


www.peppermilllake.us

Reports

Aquatic Plant Report 2006
Aquatic Plant Report 2012
Aquatic Plant Report 2016
Critical Habitat Report
Lake Classification Report Long
Lake Classification Report Short
Lake Management Plan 
Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map(2010)
Sediment Map
Soil Map
Watersheds Map
Wetlands Map 



Snapshots
1992-1995
1999-2001
2002-2003
2004-2005
2006
2007
2008-2009
2010-2011
2012
2013-2014
2015
2016
2017


Petenwell Lake:


Sherwood Lake:


Sohlberg Silver Lake:

Sohlberg Silver Lake is located in a Wisconsin State Natural Area in the Town of Quincy in Adams County, WI. It is adjacent to and north of the Quincy Bluff Natural Area. Although Sohlberg Silver Lake Area has 308 acres, the lake itself fluctuates from 7 to 16 acres, depening on precipation. The lake itself is heavily stained with tannin. Public access to the lake is a walk-in area fomr a dead-end paved road, then hike down a steep hill.


Aquatic Plant Report 2014


Wolf Lake:
Wolf Lake is located in the Town of Jackson, Adams County, WI, in the south central part of Wisconsin. . Wolf Lake has 49 surface acres and a maximum depth of 58 feet. Wolf Lake is a “seepage” lake, a natural lake fed by precipitation, surface runoff, and groundwater. With no stream outlet, water leaves the lake through groundwater seepage or by evaporation from the lake’s surface. About 1/3 of the lake shore is owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and is undeveloped. The rest of the shore is occupied by residences, but effort has been made to keep natural shorelines. There is a public boat landing owned by the Town of Jackson for this no-motor lake. The lake is managed by the Wolf Lake Association.


Reports

Depth Map
Endangered Resources Map
Historical Resources Map
Land Use Map(2010)
Sediment Map
Soils Map
Watersheds Map
Wetlands Map 
Aquatic Plant Report 2005
Aquatic Plant Report 2011
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 



Snapshots:
2002