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Muskellunge Lake
Vilas County, 270 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 63 (Eutrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Shallow Lowland lake, this is considered Fair. 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.

Muskellunge Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1991. 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
Aerator Hole N - Muskellunge Lake, Vilas County10050662Map2018Details
East Bay - Muskellunge Lake, Vilas County10050649Map2019Details
Muskellunge Lake - Deep Hole643137Map2019Details
NE Bay - Muskellunge Lake, Vilas County10050652Map2018Details
North Bay - Muskellunge Lake, Vilas County10050661Map2019Details
SW Bay - Muskellunge Lake, Vilas County10050660Map2019Details
West Bay - Muskellunge Lake, Vilas County10050651Map2018Details