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Bayfield County, 1250 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 27 (Oligotrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Two-Story lake, this is considered Excellent.
Lake Owen has been monitored by volunteers since 1992. 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 Name||Station ID||Map||Max Year||Reports|
|Lake Owen - North End Deepest Section||043038||Map||1997||Details|
|Lake Owen - S. Tip||043188||Map||2019||Details|
|Lake Owen - Site A - South Central Bay Sec 33||043134||Map||2014||Details|
|Lake Owen - Site B - Nr Deep Hole Sec 28||043135||Map||2019||Details|
|Lake Owen - Site C - Central Bay Sec 22||043136||Map||2003||Details|
|Lake Owen - Site D - No Central Bay Sec 14||043137||Map||2021||Details|
|Lake Owen - Site E - Outlet Bay Sec 11||043138||Map||2021||Details|
|Lake Owen - Site G - Northeast Bay Sec 13||043139||Map||2003||Details|
|Owen Lake - Owen Lake||044034||Map||1979||Details|