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Pipe & North Pipe Lake P & R District [exit DNR]

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North Pipe Lake
Polk County, 64 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 57 (Eutrophic) and was determined using Secchi data. For a Deep Headwater lake, this is considered Fair. Deep Headwater lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have a watershed area less than 4 square miles.

North Pipe Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1998. 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. 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
North Pipe Lake - Deep Hole493105Map2022Details
North Pipe Lake - Inlet 2-18 Inch Culvs493179Map2001Details
North Pipe Lake - Inlet 36 Inch Culv493178Map2001Details
North Pipe Lake - Inlet West493167Map2001Details