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Find A Lake > Winnebago County > Lake Butte des Morts

Lake Butte des Morts
Winnebago County, 8581 Acres


Water Quality

One measure of a lakes health is the trophic state, which relates to the amount of algae in the water. The average summer trophic state for the last 5 years was 61 (Eutrophic) and was determined using satellite water clarity observations data. For a Shallow Lowland lake, this is considered Good. Shallow Lowland lakes do not stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have watersheds greater than 4 square miles in area.

Lake Butte des Morts was monitored by volunteers between 1988 and 2008. Volunteers monitor water clarity with a black and white Secchi disk. Volunteers are the source of the majority of Wisconsin's lake water quality data, and their dedication is greatly appreciated. Lake Butte des Morts is also part of DNR's long term trend monitoring project. Additional monitoring has been done through projects funded in part by DNR Lake Grants and Aquatic Invasive Species Grants. Reports and graphs featuring data collected by volunteers, DNR staff and others can be viewed below.

Water Quality Reports and Graphs

Station NameStation IDMapMax YearReports
Butte Des Morts Lake - Butte Des Morts Lake714006Map1979Details
Fox River - Little Lake Butte Dm Outlet R1713272Map1992Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - 41 Bridge104494Map2018Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - Bu10713256Map2012Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - Bu11713257Map2016Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - Bu12713258Map2016Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - Bu13713259Map1995Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - Bu4713253Map1991Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - Bu6713254Map1994Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - Bu61713255Map2016Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - East End Bu3713252Map2015Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - H10713404Map2005Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - I11a713406Map2014Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - I12713407Map2007Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - I12a713408Map2008Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - I13713409Map2005Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - J12713411Map2005Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - J12a713412Map2006Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - J13713413Map2005Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - J14713415Map2005Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - Mid Lake713291Map2016Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - Middle Bu2713251Map1995Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - N Channel713292Map1997Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - S Channel713293Map1997Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - Site 1 - West End713250Map2004Details
Lake Butte Des Morts - Site 2713306Map2001Details
Lake Buttes de Morts Mid Bridge10043992Map2017Details
Lake Buttes de Morts North End Bridge10043994Map2016Details
Wolf Creek - Wolf Creek At Butte Des Mort068Map1976Details