Chute Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District #1
P.O. Box 184 Mountain, WI 54149
Welcome to the Home Page of Chute Lake, commonly called Chute Pond, a 417 acre flowage of the Oconto River, located in the Town of Mountain, in Oconto County, WI.
Chute Pond News
The commissioners are going to be appointing someone to fulfill Don Lattin’s remaining two years of his commissioner’s position. If you are interested in this position please contact anyone of the commissioners.
A BIG thank you to the 112 Chute Pond property owners who attended
our special meeting on March 21 regarding a possible drawdown. The three DNR presenters did an awesome job of providing us with a wealth of information on the chemical treatment history of Chute Pond, all of our management options, drawdown benefits and drawbacks, why and how drawdowns work, and fishery implications. After a great question and discussion time, the vote was taken on whether or not to have a drawdown. THE VOTE WAS OVERWHELMING IN FAVOR OF A DRAWDOWN - 90 yes and 17 no votes. The drawdown will tentatively take place mid September, 2015 thru April/May, 2016. You will receive more information on this in our spring newsletter.
Dock and Pier Regulations
Do you need to register your pier with the DNR? If you are thinking about a new dock or pier, or adding on to your existing one, please review the following information:
NOTICE: You do not need to register if your pier, dock, or wharf meets ALL of the following exemption standards, which
· A maximum 8 ft long by 8 ft wide loading platform or deck may be placed at the end of a 6 ft wide pier, if it is not
located in an Area of Special Natural Resource Interest (ASNRI) waterbody. Please use the WDNR’s Designated Waters
Search found in the Surface Water Data Viewer at: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/water/data_viewer.htm to determine if
the waterbody is not an ASNRI
· The maximum length to reach a depth needed to moor your boat, use a boat lift, or extends to the 3 ft depth, which
ever length is greater
· The placement of the pier cannot interfere with the rights of other riparian owners.
· The number of moored boats may only be 2 for the first 50 ft of shoreline frontage, and 1 for every additional full 50 ft.
Here are a couple of links to more information from the WI DNR regarding dock and pier regulations and registration:
Please help prevent excess weeds in our lake- if you fertilize your lawn, only use a fertilizer with a "zero" as the middle number. The middle number is the phosphorus content, which causes algae bloom and encourages weed growth when any runoff enters the lake.