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Elk Lake
Price County, 87 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 58 (Eutrophic) and was determined using satellite water clarity observations data. For a Deep Lowland lake, this is considered Fair. Deep Lowland lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have watersheds greater than 4 square miles in area.

Elk Lake was monitored by volunteers between 2000 and 2005. 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. 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
Elk Lake - 100 Yards North Of Phillips Wwtp Outfall513181Map2005Details
Elk Lake - 30 Yards North Of Phillips Wwtp Outfall513180Map2005Details
Elk Lake - Deep Hole513093Map2019Details