Waterford Waterway Management District
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Weed Control - Starting SOON
Riparian Property Owner; A series of aquatic herbicide treatments is scheduled to occur for aquatic invasive and/or nuisance plant control adjacent to properties starting in May and continuing periodically throughout the summer as needed. Copies of the WDNR permits, maps, and herbicides to be used are available on the Aquatic Plant Management (APM) page. If you need a hard copy of any of these materials, or wish to be excluded from the treatment please call Bill McCormick at 262-363-0861 by May 31.
Everyone will be included in treatment areas, which are subject to approval by the WDNR. Each time a treatment occurs adjacent to your property a yellow sign will be placed on or near your dock indicating what herbicides were used, date of treatment and any pertinent restrictions on water uses.
Questions about the herbicides or treatment can be directed to Jim Scharl of Wisconsin Lake & Pond Resource, our licensed applicator, at 920-979-3072. Information regarding herbicides, possible health effects and their use can be viewed at: http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/plants/factsheets/
A public notice regarding treatment will be published in the legal section of the local newspaper with an informational meeting held on the proposed treatments if 5 or more individuals request in writing to the District and the WDNR that a meeting be held within 5 days after the public notice is published.
Please contact the District and the WDNR, 262-884-2357, if you would like to request a meeting regarding the above referenced treatment.
Welcome to the WWMD
Mission: Maintain, protect, and improve the quality of the Waterford Waterway, its fisheries, its watershed, and boundaries; while maintaining the highest possible quality of living experience for its residents.
The district includes Tichigan Lake, Conservancy Bay, Buena Lake, Waterford Lake, and the Fox River.
Learn More About the Project
The objective of this project is to address and improve water depths in areas adjacent to the
channels already identified in the past as requiring dredging, but at a smaller scale that may
be approved and funded at a faster pace than previous dredging efforts with minimal or no
engineering/consulting costs. The project would follow the guidelines of an existing DNR
dredging permit for individual riparian owners allowing up to 50 cubic yards of sediment per
property to be removed each year for the next three years. One permit per year will be filed
for approximately 500 owners, at a cost that the majority of owners will agree to by vote,
which would then be added to tax levies.
Project Update (5/2/22)
The Waterford Waterway Management District (WWMD) has partnered with engineering firms Kieser & Associates and Geosyntec to go out for bid in May of 2022 for dredging of the Fox River and Tichigan Lake in Waterford, WI. The total amount of sediment to be removed over the course of four years will be approximately 145,935 cubic yards. The bid package and project manual will be available after May 13th at 2:00pm. A site visit with the engineers will be available on May 18th. Bidders have until June 10th at 2:00pm to submit proposals to the WWMD.
Questions can go to John Jacobson at Kieser & Associates:
Phone: (269) 344-7117
Cell: (616) 485-6287
Email: [email protected]
Below you will find a variety of information related to the project. For a complete project description please click below. Project Brief
Life on the Water
Send us photos of your Life on the Water
Our waterway offers an array of outdoor activities all year long. We would like to see how our owners and local community members utilize the waterway throughout the year. Your photos could be featured on the website and social media.
Partnerships in Action
“Waterford Police Department Patrol Boat Gets a New Look”
The WWMD board of commissioners approved financial assistance to the Waterford Police Department to make necessary upgrades to their patrol boat. The WWMD's funds were used to wrap the boat in new "clearly" identifiable markings, a new light system, and a PA system. The WWMD is committed to improving safety within the watershed and this was an important step in ensuring increased safety.