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Find A Lake > Washington County > Silver Lake (Paradise Valley)

Silver Lake (Paradise Valley)
Washington County, 122 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 44 (Mesotrophic) and was determined using satellite water clarity observations data. For a Deep Headwater lake, this is considered Excellent. Deep Headwater lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have a watershed area less than 4 square miles.

Silver Lake (Paradise Valley) was monitored by volunteers between 1988 and 2016. 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
Silver Lake - Deep Hole673203Map2020Details
Silver Lake 30 ft from shore10034744Map2005Details
Silver Lake 90 ft off shore10034743Map2005Details