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DNR Contacts for McDill Pond

Mcdill Inland Lake P & R District [exit DNR]

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McDill Pond
Portage County, 247 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 46 (Mesotrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Impounded Flowing Water lake, this is considered Excellent.

McDill Pond has been monitored by volunteers since 1992. Volunteers monitor water clarity with a black and white Secchi disk. Some also collect water samples, which are sent to the State Lab of Hygiene to be analyzed. Volunteers are the source of the majority of Wisconsin's lake water quality data, and their dedication is greatly appreciated. Additional monitoring has been done through projects funded in part by DNR 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
Mc Dill Pond - Rr Crossing503131Map1992Details
McDill Pond - Deep Hole - Mid 1/2 Up Dam503126Map2019Details
Mcdill Pond - Deep Hole503125Map2000Details
Mcdill Pond - Upper (Flowage)503127Map1993Details
Mcdill Pond Chan - Above Heffron St503128Map1993Details