Thomas Lake, Portage County - Critical Habitat Designation
A Critical Habitat Area Study was conducted June 16, 2008 and September 18 2008 on Thomas Lake, Portage County. The designations were based on aquatic plant data collected during July 2006.
Thomas Lake is a mesotrophic seepage lake with good-to-very good water clarity and good water quality. Filamentous algae was found at 8% of the sites in Thomas Lake in 2006.
The aquatic plant community in Thomas Lake is characterized by fair species diversity, average for lakes in the state and region.
The aquatic plant community colonized the entire littoral zone, to a maximum depth of 17.5 feet.
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