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Kentuck Lake
Forest, Vilas County, 1001 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 61 (Eutrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Deep Lowland lake, this is considered Fair. Deep Lowland lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have watersheds greater than 4 square miles in area.

Kentuck Lake has been monitored by volunteers since 1986. 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. Kentuck Lake is also part of DNR's long term trend monitoring project. 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
Kentuck Lake - Center10043427Map2015Details
Kentuck Lake - NE Center Site10043426Map2015Details
Kentuck Lake - SW10043429Map2016Details
Kentuck Lake - SW near shore10043428Map2015Details
Kentuck Lake - Site 1-Center643334Map2016Details
Kentuck Lake - Site 2-East End-Deep Hole643451Map2019Details