Tri-Lakes Management District was formed in 1984 by property owners of the three lake associations. A statutory taxing body, its commissioners are elected from each of the three lake Property Owners Associations. Tri-Lakes works with our lake residents and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to maintain and preserve water quality, and actively safeguard the shorelines and water resources at each location. The Tri-Lakes Management District has five commissioners, one from each lake association and one from the Town and County Board. All meetings are open attendance, however, voting privileges are granted only to those owning property within the lake district boundaries.
Tri-Lakes meetings are held every other Wednesday evening at 6 pm at
1555 Apache Ave.
For services offered via Tri-Lakes (Barley straw bales to assist in controlling algae. Annual Tri-Lakes Meetings, the Sanitary District, etc.) please contact the Tri-Lakes Management District at 715-325-3250.
For lake levels call Tri-Lakes Mgmt. 715-325-3250 - Adams County Land & Water 608-339-4268
What happens to the Special Charge that I pay each year to the Tri-Lakes?
While some individuals would have you believe that the Special Charge goes only to support lake clean-up activities, the full truth is that many other activities of the lake district are also funded by the Special Charge.
In addition to operating the harvesters, the Special Charge also covers the following:
As you can see, the $48 per parcel Special Charge provides funding for many activities of the district -- some would say, it’s quite a bargain!
The mission of the Tri-Lakes lake district is to pursue activities that positively impact the cleanliness and health of our lake community. All property owners in the lake district have access to the lakes and the amenities that they provide. In the end, we all benefit from the services and feel that the per parcel charge is the fairest way to spread the costs amongst all property owners. We are a community. As members of our community, we all share in the benefits of living here and in the responsibilities of maintaining our greatest natural resource – the lakes.
Lake Management Plan
Chapter 92 of the Wisconsin State Statutes established the Adams County Land and Water Conservation Committee (LWCC) and the Adams County Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD). The LWCC and LWCD have the responsibility of conserving long-term soil productivity, protecting the quality of related natural resources, enhancing water quality and focusing on severe soil erosion problems.
The Tri-Lakes Management District was formed in 1978 to monitor lake water quality and implement best management practices to maintain and improve lake water quality and quantity on Arrowhead Lake, Sherwood Lake, and Camelot Lake (Tri-Lakes).
Lake Management Plan Introduction - /uploads/ckfiles/files/Tri%20Lakes%20Introduction-consolidated.pdf
Lake Management Plan Goals & Action Items - /uploads/ckfiles/files/Tri%20Lakes%20Goals-Word%20Rev%205-14-13.pdf
Lake Management Plan Appendices - /uploads/ckfiles/files/Appendix%20A.pdf - /uploads/ckfiles/files/Appendix%20C%20(2).pdf - /uploads/ckfiles/files/Appendix%20D.pdf - /uploads/ckfiles/files/APPENDIX%20L.pdf
Table of Accomplishments - /uploads/ckfiles/files/Tri%20Lakes%20TABLE%20OF%20ACCOMPLISHMENTS.pdf
Barley Straw: There is something unique to barley straw (unlike other forms of straw) that helps to control the amount of algae in the water. As the straw decomposes in the lake, it releases a natural chemical which inhibits algal growth. This method is a good alternative to using copper-containing compounds since it is not known to have toxic effects on rooted aquatic plants, zooplankton, insect larvae or fish. It is a cost-effective and environmentally acceptable way to control algae in ponds and lakes.
The decomposition process is temperature dependent. The best time to place under piers is mid to late April as it takes approximately six to eight weeks for the decomposing straw to produce enough of the growth inhibiting chemical. Once the straw begins to produce sufficient amounts of the chemical, it is likely to control algae for four to six months.
Bags of barley straw are provided at no cost to Tri-Lakes property owners. Two bags per pier are allowed. They can be picked up at our office at 1555 Apache Ave.
DURING THE MONTH OF May:
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 9:00 A.M. – Noon
SATURDAY May 11 Only FROM 9:00 A.M. – Noon
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