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Shawano County, 6215 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 51 (Eutrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Shallow Lowland lake, this is considered Excellent. Shallow Lowland lakes do not stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have watersheds greater than 4 square miles in area.
Shawano Lake was monitored by volunteers between 1988 and 2016. 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. Shawano Lake is also part of DNR's long term trend monitoring project. Additional monitoring has been done through projects funded in part by DNR 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|
|Shawano Lake - Deep Hole||593072||Map||2019||Details|
|Shawano Lake - E (Herbicide Monitoring Site 5)||10044690||Map||2016||Details|
|Shawano Lake - East Central Part Of Lake||593145||Map||2016||Details|
|Shawano Lake - Northwest Basin||593154||Map||2016||Details|
|Shawano Lake - Outlet Above Sth 47100' Above Bridge On N. Side Of Channel||593139||Map||1998||Details|
|Shawano Lake - Southwest Bay (Herbicide Monitoring Site 1)||10042086||Map||2014||Details|
|Shawano Lake - Southwest Bay (Herbicide Monitoring Site 2)||10042087||Map||2014||Details|
|Shawano Lake - Southwest Bay (Herbicide Monitoring Site 3)||10042088||Map||2014||Details|
|Shawano Lake - Southwest Bay (Herbicide Monitoring Site 4)||10042089||Map||2014||Details|
|Shawano Lake - W Basin Betw. Island & Outlet||593153||Map||2016||Details|