Little Lake Project to Take a Step Forward

Another step in the effort to rehabilitate “Bradley Lake,” or “Little Lake,” as it is often called in Sturgeon Bay, is expected to take place Tuesday evening when the city council meets for the first time in July. Council-members will be asked to approve the bid of Foth Infrastructure & Environment of Madison for an engineering study of the 20-acre lake at Sunset Park.

A number of factors have severely impacted the small body of water, including excessive aquatic vegetation, shallow water depth, a high level of nutrients & storm water runoff. Grant funding helped pay for a comprehensive study of the lake in 2008 & 2009, but the filtration system recommended was not supported by the DNR. With that in mind, a grant application was submitted in order to engineer a different type of filtration system for Bradley Lake. The city was successful & has been awarded a grant not to exceed $23,000. No local match is needed. Foth’s bid of $22,900 comes in under budget. For that amount of money, the consultant will analyze the drainage basin tributary for the lake, evaluate pollutant removal strategies, prepare designs & specifications for storm sewer & water quality improvements., secure permitting from the DNR, &, assist the city in preparation for the public bidding process.


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