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Whitefish Lake
Douglas County, 848 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 37 (Oligotrophic) and was determined using satellite water clarity observations data. For a Two-Story lake, this is considered Excellent.

Whitefish 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. Whitefish 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 NameStation IDMapMax YearReports
Bardon Lake - Deep Hole163121Map1975Details
Whitefish Lake South Shore Site 210041157Map2007Details
Whitefish Lake West Hillside near boatramp10041158Map2007Details
Whitefish Lake at North Basin Near Gordon WI163388Map2019Details
Whitefish Lake at South Basin Near Gordon WI163389Map2019Details
Whitefish Lake near Gordon WI10040747Map2006Details
Whitefish Lake west hillside woods10041159Map2007Details