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Wind Lake
Racine County, 919 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 51 (Eutrophic) and was determined using chlorophyll data. For a Deep Lowland lake, this is considered Good. Deep Lowland lakes stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have watersheds greater than 4 square miles in area.

Wind Lake was monitored by volunteers between 1988 and 2007. 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. Additional monitoring has been done through projects funded in part by DNR Lake 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
Wind Lake10030313Map2016Details
Wind Lake - Deep Hole523124Map2019Details
Wind Lake - Herbicide Site WL1(t)10051055Map2018Details
Wind Lake - Herbicide Site WL1010051065Map2018Details
Wind Lake - Herbicide Site WL2(t)10051056Map2018Details
Wind Lake - Herbicide Site WL3(t)10051057Map2018Details
Wind Lake - Herbicide Site WL4(t)10051058Map2018Details
Wind Lake - Herbicide Site WL5(t)10051059Map2018Details
Wind Lake - Herbicide Site WL610051061Map2018Details
Wind Lake - Herbicide Site WL710051062Map2018Details
Wind Lake - Herbicide Site WL810051063Map2018Details
Wind Lake - Herbicide Site WL910051064Map2018Details
Wind Lake Road off dock10030682Map2009Details