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Red Cedar Lake
Barron, Washburn County, 1897 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 54 (Eutrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Two-Story lake, this is considered Poor.

Red Cedar Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1987. 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 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
Jon Boles Bay on small island and along shoreline10053074Map2017Details
Red Cedar Lake - CT-1010052481Map2019Details
Red Cedar Lake - CT-1310052484Map2019Details
Red Cedar Lake - CT-1610052487Map2019Details
Red Cedar Lake - CT-710052477Map2019Details
Red Cedar Lake - CT-910052480Map2019Details
Red Cedar Lake - Deep Hole331410Map2014Details
Red Cedar Lake - Deep Hole North033140Map2021Details
Red Cedar Lake - Near Mikana South033141Map2020Details
Red Cedar Lake - Red Cedar Lake034017Map2014Details
Red Cedar Lake - South Basin10033961Map2020Details
Red Cedar River - Red Cedar Lake Near Mikana033190Map2001Details