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Lake Owen, Bayfield County

Lake Owen, Bayfield County
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Contact information
For information on Lakes in Wisconsin, contact:
Wisconsin DNR Lakes
Division of Water
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DNR Contacts for Lake Owen

Lake Owen Association [exit DNR]

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Lake Owen
Bayfield County, 1250 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 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 NameStation IDMapMax YearReports
Lake Owen - North End Deepest Section043038Map1997Details
Lake Owen - S. Tip043188Map2019Details
Lake Owen - Site A - South Central Bay Sec 33043134Map2014Details
Lake Owen - Site B - Nr Deep Hole Sec 28043135Map2019Details
Lake Owen - Site C - Central Bay Sec 22043136Map2003Details
Lake Owen - Site D - No Central Bay Sec 14043137Map2021Details
Lake Owen - Site E - Outlet Bay Sec 11043138Map2021Details
Lake Owen - Site G - Northeast Bay Sec 13043139Map2003Details
Owen Lake - Owen Lake044034Map1979Details