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Pipe Lake
Polk County, 293 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 chlorophyll data. For a Deep Seepage lake, this is considered Excellent. Deep Seepage lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have no inlet or outlet.

Pipe Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1994. 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. 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
Pipe Lake - Deep Hole493097Map2019Details
Pipe Lake - Inlet - East493168Map2001Details
Pipe Lake - Inter Stream Nr Pipe L - Sene S15493175Map2001Details
Pipe Lake - Inter Stream Nr Pipe L - Sese S15493176Map2001Details