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Saint Croix County, 370 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 43 (Mesotrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Deep Seepage lake, this is considered Good. Deep Seepage lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have no inlet or outlet.
Bass Lake was monitored by volunteers between 1986 and 2020. 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. Bass Lake is also part of DNR's long term trend monitoring project. 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|
|Bass Lake - E Shore N Frog Pond||563102||Map||1996||Details|
|Bass Lake - Middle Of Lake||563058||Map||2022||Details|
|Bass Lake - N End Deep Spot||563101||Map||1996||Details|
|Bass Lake - N End Nr Cattle Pasture||563099||Map||1996||Details|
|Bass Lake - Nw Side||563153||Map||2018||Details|
|Bass Lake - S End Connected Pond||563103||Map||1996||Details|
|Bass Lake Pump SIte||10049162||Map||2022||Details|