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Pelican Lake
Oneida County, 3545 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 60 (Eutrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll 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.

Pelican Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1987. 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. Pelican Lake 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
Pelican Lake - Crescent Island443478Map2017Details
Pelican Lake - Deep Hole443140Map2019Details
Pelican Lake - Ep Ncd443042Map1979Details
Pelican Lake - Indian Point443477Map2011Details
Pelican Lake - North Of Island (South Of Deep Hole)443488Map2018Details
Pelican Lake - Pelican Lake444030Map1979Details
Pelican Lake - Sabanois Point443476Map2018Details
Pelican Lake - Treacherous Bay443514Map2017Details