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Scattering Rice Lake
Vilas County, 263 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 56 (Eutrophic) and was determined using satellite water clarity observations 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.

Scattering Rice Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1994. 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 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
Scattering Rice Lake (A 08ta)10028817Map2008Details
Scattering Rice Lake - Deep Hole643102Map2020Details
Scattering Rice Lake North Shore (D 08#1)10028818Map2008Details
Scattering Rice Lake North Shore (D 08#2)10028819Map2008Details
Scattering Rice Lake North Shore (D 08#3)10028820Map2008Details
Scattering Rice Lake North Shore (D 08#4)10028821Map2008Details
Scattering Rice Lake North Shore (D 08#5)10028822Map2008Details