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Pestiga Lake
Menominee County, 94 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 43 (Mesotrophic) and was determined using Secchi data. For a Deep Lowland lake, this is considered Excellent. Deep Lowland lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have watersheds greater than 4 square miles in area.

Pestiga Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 2002. 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 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
Legend Lake - Peshtiga (Herbicide Monitoring - Site 3)10042199Map2014Details
Legend Lake - Peshtiga (Herbicide Monitoring Site 1)10042196Map2014Details
Legend Lake - Peshtiga (Herbicide Monitoring Site 2)10042197Map2014Details
Legend Lake - Peshtigo Basin Deep Hole403108Map2022Details
Legend Lake - Pestiga Center E (Herbicide Monitoring Site Pes2)10043838Map2017Details
Legend Lake - Pestiga N (Herbicide Monitoring Site Pes1)10043837Map2017Details
Legend Lake - Pestiga S (Herbicide Monitoring Site Pes3)10043839Map2017Details