The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) analysis team completed the study to update the Big Cedar watershed land use and pollutant loading from data captured in 1995. The study breaks the watershed area into 20 subbasins and measured pollutant loading for each. Agriculture and open land are still the dominant land type, but there was significant growth in “open land” attributable to increases of land in conservation easements or conservation reserve programs. The shift to less intensive rural use has resulted in less phosphorus and sediment loading.
SEWRPC recently presented the results via a zoom conference to a group of PRD, CLCF and POA members. The presentation is available by this link Big Cedar Lake 2020 Watershed Update Presentation