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Buskey Bay
Bayfield County, 88 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 33 (Oligotrophic) and was determined using Secchi data. For a Deep Seepage lake, this is considered Excellent. Deep Seepage lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have no inlet or outlet.

Buskey Bay has been monitored by volunteers since 2009. 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 NameStation IDMapMax YearReports
Buskey Bay - Deep Hole10020502Map2019Details
Buskey Bay - Near Center of Lake (B2)10048393Map2017Details
Buskey Bay - SW End of Lake (B3)10048394Map2017Details
Busky Bay - Deepest Point043071Map2017Details