LRP - Licenses

LRP - Regulations

LRP - Permits

Recreation - Statewide

Recreation - Trapping

Recreation - Fishing

Recreation - Hunting

Env. Protection - Management

Env. Protection - Emergency

Env. Protection - Resources

 
Lake Name:


Find
a lake.
Contact information
For information on Lakes in Wisconsin, contact:
Wisconsin DNR Lakes
Division of Water
Bureau of Water Quality
DNR Contacts for Potter Lake

Potters Lake P & R District [exit DNR]

Find A Lake > Walworth County > Potter Lake

Potter Lake
Walworth County, 155 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 satellite water clarity observations data. For a Deep Seepage lake, this is considered Fair. Deep Seepage lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have no inlet or outlet.

Potter Lake was monitored by volunteers between 1993 and 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
Potter Lake - Deepest Spot653296Map2016Details
Potter Lake - Middle of Lake653220Map2019Details