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Find A Lake > Vilas County > Lower Buckatabon Lake

Lower Buckatabon Lake
Vilas County, 378 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 50 (Mesotrophic) and was determined using Secchi data. For a Two-Story lake, this is considered Fair.

Lower Buckatabon 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 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
Lower Buckatabon Lake - Deep Hole643082Map2019Details