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Amherst Millpond
Portage County, 38 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 46 (Mesotrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Impounded Flowing Water lake, this is considered Excellent.

Amherst Millpond was monitored by volunteers between 1994 and 2018. 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. 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
Amherst Millpond - Center10040059Map2018Details
McDill Pond - Site 2503092Map1996Details
McDill Pond - Site 3503093Map1996Details
Mcdill Pond - Site 1503091Map1996Details