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Lake Waubesa at Libby Rd Boat Launch

Lake Waubesa at Libby Rd Boat Launch
Photo by Ashley Beranek

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For information on Lakes in Wisconsin, contact:
Wisconsin DNR Lakes
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DNR Contacts for Lake Waubesa

Lake Waubesa Conservation Association [exit DNR]

Yahara Lakes Association Ltd [exit DNR]

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Lake Waubesa
Dane County, 2074 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 57 (Eutrophic) and was determined using Secchi 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.

Lake Waubesa has been monitored by volunteers since 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 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
Lake Waubesa - Babcock Park10044693Map2015Details
Lake Waubesa - Deep Hole133125Map2019Details
Lake Waubesa - North End10042265Map2016Details
Lake Waubesa - South End10042266Map2016Details
Lake Waubesa - zebra mussel voucher10048872Map2017Details
Lake Waubesa off Morris Park Rd10043410Map2014Details
Yahara River - Lake Waubesa096Map1976Details