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DNR Contacts for Manitowish Lake

Manitowish Waters Lakes Association Inc [exit DNR]

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Manitowish Lake
Vilas County, 496 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 42 (Mesotrophic) and was determined using Secchi data. For a Two-Story lake, this is considered Excellent.

Manitowish Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1992. 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
Manitowash Lake - Cran Study Manitowish L-East Inl643005Map2014Details
Manitowash Lake - West Outlet643006Map1976Details
Manitowish - Treaty Chain10015044Map2010Details
Manitowish Lake - Deep Hole643135Map2020Details
Manitowish Lake/Little Star Lake - Treaty Chain10015043Map2001Details