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Boot Lake Improvement Association

Townsend, Wisconsin

updated: 3/02/2024

 

Current Conditions on

Boot Lake

Boot Lake Webcams

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Boot Lake Fox Sunning Himself

on a 50 Degree Boot Lake Day (2/20/24)

Town of Doty – Weight Limits – UPDATE

Due to the warm weather that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, the Town of Doty is placing weight limits on several GRAVEL roads starting at 9am Friday February 2nd

click here to read more

Clean Your Boat: Learn about Invasive Species

website suggested by students at Lakeville Nature Conservancy

Lakeville, Minnesota

click here to go to the website

 

2023 Boot Lake DNR Water Report

(thanks to Kurt and Amy)

read the report here

From the Town of Doty

If you own a BnB (Short Term Rental) – please contact the Clerk/Treasurer on or before December 31, 2023.
New guidelines begin January 1, 2024

click here to find out more

 

Final Draft of Doty Lake Ordinance

click here to read the final draft

 

DOTY RECYCLE CENTER

Winter Hours

Wed/Sat – 9 – 11 am

Sun – 1 – 4 pm

 

Boot Lake Cleanup

THANKS FOR HELPING

Boot Lake Clean-up 8/5/23

We had a record-breaking attendance at this years annual Boot Lake clean-up. The participants included:
Elzan Ohlwein, Craig Vorpahl, Ben Ariss, Dan Platkowski, Mark Koeppler, Kim Koeppler, Breleigh Koeppler, Zofia Gorman, Emma Hoops, Jeff Strey, Jerry Cismoski, Laura Kulkacek, Sanjay Kulkacek, Aaron Popkey, Charlie Popkey, Bill Bero and Patty Bero.
We cleaned the entire National Forest shore line from the jumping tree to Earlers Beach. We also cleaned a small section along Archibald Lake Rd and Beach Lane. My best guess is we covered 50% of Boot Lakes shore line. The most unusual item we found was a thermos water bottle filled with what appeared to be potable water. I was too chicken to taste it. Maybe if it smelled like vodka or gin I would have had a taste.

Bill Bero

 

Zebra Mussels Update

I wanted to pass along three pics of some invasive species we found over the last weekend. Last two years we have found a few here and there on a few rocks and on a few sticks. This year we are finding the number of zebra mussels to have increased significantly. We are located four places down from the boat landing.

Thanks,
Jeff Strey



 

THANKS FOR ATTENDING!

Boot Lake Improvement Association Annual Meeting

Saturday - June 3rd at 9 am at Doty Town Hall

click here to read 2023 annual meeting minutes

see minutes from past meetings

Dues Form Now On Line

click here

Latest postcard of "downtown Lakewood" in the early 1950's  If you look closely you can see the steps of the Red Owl store where I would sit with my Drumstick ice cream cone melting watching the cars drive past.  Very exciting.

Kurt

More Postcards from Boot Lake Past

 

 

THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH

2023 Monitoring

Boot Lake Boat Landing

(Clean Boats/Clean Waters Program)

make your plans to help with 2024 monitoring

to signup, contact Elzan Ohlwein

ohlweino@aol.com

download boat inspection form

find out more about this program at

https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/UWEXLakes/Pages/programs/cbcw/default.aspx

 

 

 

 

click here to find out more

 

read the latest 2023 FLOW newsletter

read more about FLOW AIS

 

 

LAKESHORE INVASIVE SPECIES
MANAGEMENT AREA

check out the LISMA website

The Town of Riverview Brush Site is open and free to Doty residents with a recycle sticker. 

The hours of operation are: Wed 1 – 4, Sat 9 – 3, and Sun 1 – 4. 

click here to read the latest issue

Oconto County Lakes Project

Boot Lake Study Report 2019

Overall Project: All 60 lakes with in Oconto County with public access will be studied and each lake will have an individual Lake Management Plan developed and the County will have an Operational Strategy and Plan completed and adopted to help County staff members in achieving an overall goal of "Having the Healthiest Waters in Wisconsin"

Boot Lake was included in the first round of studies

click here to read the Boot Lake Management Plan 2019

If anyone has comments, they can email them to Amy Klebe (amywolves14@gmail.com) and she will forward  the comments to Ryan Haney, Water Resource Scientist, Center for Watershed Science and Education UW-Stevens Point

Boot Lake Water Data for 2019 (updated 8/25/20)

Final lake water measurements for 2020.  At the surface down to 15 feet the lake temps have dropped one degree compared to July.

Kurt

click here to see 2018 - 2019 -2020 water data readings

 

The effects and causes of low levels of dissolved oxygen in lake water

The Boot Lake Improvement Association has purchased a dissolved oxygen (DO) meter for the purpose of providing a key missing piece of information needed to provide our on-going monitoring of our lake.  Along with sampling for chlorophyll, phosphorus, temperatures, and water clarity testing, coupled with boat launch duties and invasive species monitoring, these along with this new instrument will help give us a complete picture of the health of the lake, and most importantly a heads up if something’s were to change.  I have put together a question and answer sheet on why doing dissolved oxygen is so important, I hope you find it useful and informative. Please feel free to pass this message onto any of your neighbors who are not members of the association so they know what's going on.

Kurt

read the question and answer document

 

Bathymetric Contour Scan Map of the Boot Lake

completed by the WDNR, all part of our lake management plan.  It's a nice representation of the various water depths around the lake.

Boot Lake Survey Map

click here for Boot Lake Survey Map pdf

Aquatic Invasive Species Identification

contact Amy Klebe if interested in identifying invasive aquatic species on Boot Lake

click here to visit the Wisconsin Lakes website

 

Update on Condition and Health of Boot Lake

click here to read the report from Amy Klebe

 

Boot Lake Fish Stocking Information

email from Senior Fisheries Biologist - Inland waters of Marinette County & Oconto County regarding fish stocking and historical fish population in Boot Lake
Boot Lake Gamefish Panfish Electro CPE_Summary
Boot Lake Stocking From1972 Present

 

Citizen Lake Monitoring Reports now on-line

click here to see Boot Lake data

 

U.S. Geological Survey

Water Level Marker on Boot Lake

2023 Readings

DATE
TIME
READING
May 21, 2023
10:30 am
4.04 ft
June 2, 2023
3:00 pm
3.88 ft
June 14, 2023
11:00 am
3.74 ft
June 25, 2023
10:30 am
3.70 ft
July 6, 2023
11:30 am
3.64 ft
July 22, 2023
10:00 am
3.56 ft
July 29, 2023
11:00 am
3.80 ft
Aug 6, 2023
10:30 am
3.74 ft
Aug 19, 2023
11:00 am
3.64 ft
Sept 3,2023
10:30 am
3.44 ft
Sept 20, 2023
2:00 pm
3.40 ft
Oct 8, 2023
10:00 am
3.36 ft
Oct 30, 2023
9:30 am
3.50 ft

October 8, 2022 - final 2022 reading: 3.24 ft

Base height on 5/17/10 1.37 ft

(feet to inches calculator)

2022 Water Levels

2021 Water Levels

2020 Water Levels

2019 Water Levels

2018 Water Levels

2017 Water Levels

2016 Water Levels

2015 WaterLevels

2014 Water Levels

2013 Water Levels

2012 Water Levels

2011 Water levels

2010 Water levels

historic water levels for Boot Lake

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Aquatic Invasive Species Identification

contact Amy Klebe if interested in identifying invasive aquatic species on Boot Lake

click here to visit the Wiscosnin Lakes website

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click here to see lake map, wake hours and recommended boating, skiing, tubing directions

Boot Lake Wildlife Photos

click here to see more photos

email photos, questions, comments, etc. to:

rkelm000@centurytel.net

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