Cherokee Lake is shared by Hawkins, Grainger, Hamblen and Jefferson Counties. Predicted water levels are updated at least once a day, by 1 p.m. Eastern time, and may be updated more frequently when conditions warrant. NOAA weather radar, satellite and synoptic charts. Cherokee Lake covers 30,300 acres at full pool, is 59 miles long, and has 463 miles of shoreline attracting over 2.5 million visitors annually.

It collects water from a 3,428 square mile watershed. Wisconsin has designated many of the state's highest quality waters as Outstanding Resource Waters (ORWs) or Exceptional Resource Waters (ERWs). Light Winds. Dane County Lake Classification-Phase 2: The Phase 1 classification grant classified all county lakes and streams. Can't access lake information? This lake is managed for fishing and swimming and is currently not considered impaired. This value can be used in ranking the watershed or individual waterbodies for grant funding under state and county programs.However, all waters are affected by diffuse pollutant sources regardless of initial water quality. For more information regarding Trout Classifications, see the Fisheries Trout Class Webpages. Cherokee Lake's natural community is not yet identified under the state’s Natural Community Determinations. Discharges are in cubic feet per second and are reported at the end of the hour. 50 °F. Download the TVA Lake Info app, an easy-to-use resource for operating on and around reservoirs and dams in the TVA region. *Elevations are in feet above sea level. Lowest 22 January, 2020 19.4 °F; These designations are intended to meet federal Clean Water Act obligations requiring Wisconsin to adopt an 'antidegradation' policy that is designed to prevent any lowering of water quality - especially in those waters having significant ecological or cultural value.

Biologists evaluate the model results against current survey data to determine if the modeled results are corect and whether biological indicators show water quaity degradation.

This watershed is ranked Not Available for runoff impacts on streams, Not Available for runoff impacts on lakes and High for runoff impacts on groundwater and therefore has an overall rank of High. Waters obtain designated uses through classification procedures. Fish and Aquatic Life - Default Waters do not have a specific use designation subcategory but are considered fishable, swimmable waters. This is not a designation or classification; it is based on the current condition of the water. Chemical and habitat parameters tell researchers more about human induced problems including contaminated runoff, point source dischargers, or habitat issues that foster or limit the potential of aquatic communities to thrive in a given area. Cherokee Lake, Yahara River and Lake Mendota Watershed (LR09) Return to Search. The Official Internet site for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Comprehensive studies often gather all these parameters in great detail, while lighter assessment events will involve sampling physical, chemical and biological data such as macroinvertebrates. Cherokee Lake Water Level including historical chart. Light Winds. Observed water levels also are updated periodically throughout the day. Lows in the upper 50s. Management goals can include creation or implementation of a Total Maximum Daily Load analysis, a Nine Key Element Plan, or other restoration work, education and outreach and more. Patchy frost in the morning.

OF PLANNING & DEV: LCO-Dane Cnty Lk & Stream Classification, DANE COUNTY DEPT. Wisconsin's Riverine Natural Communities. The use that the investigator believes the water could achieve through managing "controllable" sources. Highs in the mid 60s. Click images below for larger picture. Local conditions may vary. Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of Showers. Want your lake info to go? Next-day release schedules are usually available by 6 p.m. of the current day.

This grant will take the next step by developing a management program based on the classification.

OF PLANNING & DEV: LCO-Dane County Lake Classification - Phase 2, CITY OF MADISON: INFOS Model for Yahara Lakes, CITY OF MADISON: Yahara Lakes Beach Bacteria Reduction-Phase 1, DANE COUNTY: ACQ-Cherokee Marsh Land Acquisition, CITY OF MADISON: ACQ-Cherokee Marsh Expansion - Muller Parcel, DANE COUNTY: Restoring Cherokee Lake-Carp Telemetry, DANE COUNTY: Evaluation of Floating Bog Initiative as fish habitat. The state's water monitoring program uses a media-based, cross-program approach to analyze water condition.