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Little Arbor Vitae Lake

Little Arbor Vitae Lake
Photo by Bill Christiansen

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For information on Lakes in Wisconsin, contact:
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DNR Contacts for Little Arbor Vitae Lake

Little Arbor Vitae P & R District [exit DNR]

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Little Arbor Vitae Lake
Vilas County, 480 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 66 (Eutrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Deep Lowland lake, this is considered Poor. Deep Lowland lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have watersheds greater than 4 square miles in area.

Little Arbor Vitae Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1990. 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 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
Little Arbor Vitae Lake - Deep Hole643074Map2019Details
Little Arbor Vitae Lake - Little Arbor Vitae Lake644033Map1979Details