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    All hands on deck this 4th of July to stop AIS in Wisconsin

     


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Madison—Thousands of Wisconsinites will take to the water this Fourth-of-July for the state's busiest boating holiday of the year. During the tenth annual Landing Blitz, July 3-7th, 2019, many boaters will be greeted at landings and access points by Glacierland RC&D and Wisconsin DNR staff, as well as volunteers sharing a simple, but powerful message: YOU can protect lakes, rivers, and streams from aquatic invasive species.

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Click on the map to enlarge. Watershed map courtesy of Manitowoc County Soil and Water Conservation Department. New! Zoom in even closer with this new interactive watershed mapping tool.  

Directions: A PRIVATE lake in Town of Eaton.


About Twin Lakes

Lake Health

Recreation

Statistics

  • Surface Area: 5 acres (north) & 6 acres (south)
  • Depth: Max 24′ (north lake) and 21′ (south lake)
  • Bottom: 5% sand, 20% gravel, 0% rock, 75% muck (north lake) and 10% sand, 5% gravel, 0% rock, 85% muck (south lake)
  • Shorelength: unknown
  • Type of Lake: Seepage
  • Lat/Long: 43.986470, -87.93096660 (north lake) and 43.983933, -87.93112870 (south lake)

 


Aquatic Invasive Species Threats

  • None specifically reported.


Fishing

  • Fish present: Largemouth bass and panfish common, northern pike present.

Regulations

  • View Twin Lakes fishing regulations on DNR website
  • Open All Year
    • Panfish: Daily bag limit 25. No min length.
    • Catfish: Daily bag limit 10. No min length.
  • Open 5/4/2019-3/1/2020:
    • Largemouth/smallmouth bass: 14″ Limit 5.
    • Northern Pike: 26″ Limit 2.
    • Walleye: 15″ Limit 5.
  • Motor Trolling is allowed with up to 3 hooks, baits, or lures, per angler.
  • Familiarize yourself with Wisconsin fishing:
    WDNR Hook & Line Guide
  • Consumption Advisory: General Manitowoc County/Mercury. Click here.

Stocking and DNR Surveys

  • None on file.


Condition

North Twin Lake: GOOD (2015 data)

  • Secchi Disk (2015): The average summer secchi disk reading (Deep Hole) was 11.5 feet. Southeast Georegion average = 7.1 feet. Typically, the north lake’s summer water was reported as CLEAR and BLUE.*
  • Chemistry (2015): Not available.
  • Trophic State Index (TSI) (2015): 42/Mesotrophic. Mesotrophic lakes are characterized by moderately clear water, but have a increasing chance of low dissolved oxygen in deep water during the summer.

view TSI data graph on the DNR page

South Twin Lake: FAIR (2015 data)

  • Secchi Disk (2015): The average summer secchi disk reading (Deep Hole) was 5 feet. Southeast Georegion average = 7.1 feet. The south lake’s water was MURKY and BROWNThis suggests that the secchi depth may have been mostly impacted by suspended sediments, tiny particles of soil or organic matter that are suspended in the water. Shallow lakes are often turbid because wind stirs up sediment from the bottom. High suspended sediments are often found in flowages and impoundments where precipitation runoff from the watershed transports solids via an incoming stream.
  • Chemistry (2015): Not available.
  • Trophic State Index (TSI) (2015): 54/Eutrophic. Based on secchi, not chlorophyl. This TSI usually suggests decreased clarity, fewer algal species, oxygen-depleted bottom waters during the summer, plant overgrowth evident, warm-water fisheries (pike, perch, bass, etc.) only. To calculate true TSI, chlorophyll should be measured. A limited number of grants are available to expand your monitoring to this level if you are interested (contact your Region Coordinator for more info).

view TSI data graph on the DNR page

Condition based on Wisconsin DNR volunteer data from 3 different days in 2015 (north lake) (south lake)


Click on the map to enlarge. Watershed map courtesy of Manitowoc County Soil and Water Conservation Department. New! Zoom in even closer with this new interactive watershed mapping tool.  
Updated: May 16, 2019 — 1:47 pm

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