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Wapogasset Lake
Polk County, 1189 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 64 (Eutrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Shallow Lowland lake, this is considered Fair. Shallow Lowland lakes do not stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have watersheds greater than 4 square miles in area.

Wapogasset Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1991. 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 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 NameStation IDMapMax YearReports
Wapogasset - A10021511Map2007Details
Wapogasset - B10021512Map2007Details
Wapogasset - C10021513Map2007Details
Wapogasset - D10021514Map2007Details
Wapogasset - F10021516Map2007Details
Wapogasset - G10021517Map2007Details
Wapogasset - H10021518Map2007Details
Wapogasset - I10021519Map2007Details
Wapogasset - J10021520Map2007Details
Wapogasset Lake - Center Basin (Site B)493150Map2012Details
Wapogasset Lake - Nw End (Site A)493149Map2016Details
Wapogasset Lake - Site C-SE End-Deep Hole493131Map2022Details
Wapogasset Lake Sediment Core Site10041175Map2001Details