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Sawyer County, 2716 Acres
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 58 (Eutrophic) and was determined using Secchi data. For a Reservoir lake, this is considered Good.
Nelson Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 2001. 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 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 Name||Station ID||Map||Max Year||Reports|
|Nelson Lake - Site A Deep Hole||583168||Map||2020||Details|
|Nelson Lake - Site B East Basin||583169||Map||2020||Details|
|Nelson Lake - Site C West Basin||583170||Map||2020||Details|
|Nelson Lake deep area near dam||10044708||Map||2016||Details|