SWIMS help guides
About the SWIMS database.
SWIMS data model
Projects, monitoring stations, fieldwork events, finding data.
Surface water viewer
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Great Lakes data
Beach stations, projects, grants, and data.
River & stream data
Stations, projects, results.
Wetlands data
Wetlands data in SWIMS.
Aquatic invasives
Aquatic invasives in Wisconsin.
Citizen lake data
Explore citizen lake monitoring datasets.
Citizen stream data
Volunteer stream monitoring.
Wisconsin Data Exchange
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Contact information
For information on this page, contact:
Lisa Helmuth
SWIMS File Manager
Water Division

Surface Water Integrated Monitoring System (SWIMS)

Welcome to the Surface Water Integrated Monitoring System (SWIMS), a Wisconsin DNR information system that holds chemistry (water, sediment), physical, and biological (macroinvertebrate, aquatic invasives) data.

Little St. Germaine Lake, L. Helmuth

Little St.Germain Lake, L. Helmuth

SWIMS is the state´s repository for water and sediment monitoring data collected for Clean Water Act work and is the source of data sharing through the federal Water Quality Exchange Network [Exit DNR]. DNR Fisheries and Water Quality Biologists use the system to locate monitoring stations, providing a gateway to final, reviewed fisheries management datasets housed at the U.S. Geological Survey. SWIMS is also the data system that citizen volunteers use to document water monitoring results for our state´s lakes, streams and wetlands.

Access the system

Non-DNR General SWIMS Users log in here with your WAMS ID and Password.

WDNR SWIMS Users log in here with your WAMS ID and Password.

Questions? Email Molli MacDonald

Citizen Based Stream and Lakes Volunteer Monitors used SWIMS to record their data since 2007!! For more information about these outstanding monitoring programs see the links below. A special note: When entering your Citizen Lake Monitoring data online, please use our new address: http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/clmn-data.

Related Links

Citizen Involvement in Water Monitoring [Exit DNR]
U.S. Geological Survey [Exit DNR]
University of Wisconsin Extension [Exit DNR]
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Waters Mapping Program [Exit DNR]

Last revised: Wednesday September 03 2014