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Little Blacksmith Lake
Menominee County, 91 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 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.

Little Blacksmith 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 - Little Blacksmith Deep Hole403109Map2022Details
Legend Lake - Little Blacksmith Lk NW (Herbicide Monitoring Site LBL2)10043841Map2017Details
Legend Lake - Little Blacksmith Lk SE (Herbicide Monitoring Site LBL3)10043842Map2017Details
Legend Lake - Little Blacksmith Lk SW (Herbicide Monitoring Site LBL1)10043840Map2017Details