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DNR Contacts for Twin Lakes (South)

North & South Twin Lakes Riparian Association [exit DNR]

North and South Twin Lakes Riparian Association [exit DNR]

Find A Lake > Vilas County > Twin Lakes (South)

Twin Lakes (South)
Vilas County, 628 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 36 (Oligotrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Two-Story lake, this is considered Excellent.

Twin Lakes (South) has been monitored by volunteers since 1993. 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 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
North Twin Lake - Herbicide Monitoring Site NT510048319Map2017Details
South Twin Lake - Deep Hole643106Map2022Details
South Twin Lake - N (Herbicide Monitoring Site 3)10044687Map2016Details
South Twin Lake - NE (Herbicide Monitoring Site 1)10044685Map2016Details
South Twin Lake - ST6 (Application Area Y-21)10055087Map2021Details
South Twin Lake - ST7 (Application Area X-21)10055088Map2021Details
South Twin Lake - ST8 (Untreated, Northwest End of Lake)10055090Map2021Details
South Twin Lake - SW (Herbicide Monitoring Site 2)10044686Map2021Details