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Jordan Pond
Portage County, 84 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 51 (Eutrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Impounded Flowing Water lake, this is considered Excellent.

Jordan Pond has been monitored by volunteers since 2012. 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. 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
Jordan Pond - Center10037090Map2019Details
Jordan Pond - Outlet To Plover R503133Map2000Details