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Lac Vieux Desert
Vilas County, 4017 Acres
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 51 (Eutrophic) and was determined using satellite water clarity observations data. For a Shallow Lowland lake, this is considered Excellent. 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.
Lac Vieux Desert was monitored by volunteers in 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 Name||Station ID||Map||Max Year||Reports|
|Lac Vieux Desert - Lac Vieux Desert||217||Map||1970||Details|
|Lac Vieux Desert - Max Depth||643206||Map||2018||Details|
|Lac Vieux Desert - Outlet Bay||10042274||Map||2016||Details|
|Lac Vieux Desert - Southeast of Duck Island||10042273||Map||2016||Details|
|Lac Vieux Desert Lake - Lac Vieux Desert Lake||644057||Map||1979||Details|