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Yellow Birch Lake
Vilas County, 192 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 58 (Eutrophic) and was determined using Secchi 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.

Yellow Birch Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1993. Volunteers monitor water clarity with a black and white Secchi disk. 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
Yellow Birch - East Side Deep Sp643431Map2008Details
Yellow Birch Lake Sediment pore water sampling site D410040194Map2013Details
Yellow Birch Lake - Deep Hole643119Map2006Details
Yellow Birch Lake South Bay Littoral Zone (A 08#1)10028828Map2008Details
Yellow Birch Lake South Bay Littoral Zone (A 08#2)10028829Map2008Details
Yellow Birch Lake South Bay Littoral Zone (A 08#3)10028830Map2008Details
Yellow Birch Lake South Bay Littoral Zone (A 08#4)10028831Map2008Details
Yellow Birch Lake South Bay Littoral Zone (A 08#5)10028832Map2018Details
Yellow Birch Lake at Max Depth643180Map2019Details
Yellow Birch Lake sediment pore water sampling site D110040191Map2013Details
Yellow Birch Lake sediment pore water sampling site D210040192Map2013Details
Yellow Birch Lake sediment pore water sampling site D310040193Map2013Details