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Dane County, 336 Acres
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 62 (Eutrophic) and was determined using Secchi data. For a Shallow Lowland lake, this is considered Fair. Shallow Lowland lakes do not stratify, or form separate layers of water, during the summer months and have watersheds greater than 4 square miles in area.
Lake Wingra has been monitored by volunteers since 1986. 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. Reports and graphs featuring data collected by volunteers, DNR staff and others can be viewed below.
Water Quality Reports and Graphs
|Station Name||Station ID||Map||Max Year||Reports|
|Lake Wingra - Carp Exclosure||10014706||Map||2008||Details|
|Lake Wingra - Center of lake||10034810||Map||2012||Details|
|Lake Wingra - Combined Lawn Samplers At Madison WI||133499||Map||2004||Details|
|Lake Wingra - Deep Hole||133320||Map||2021||Details|
|Lake Wingra - North East Site||10046787||Map||2021||Details|
|Lake Wingra - North Side||10034809||Map||2014||Details|
|Lake Wingra - South side of lake||10034811||Map||2015||Details|
|Lake Wingra - West Central Site||10046788||Map||2021||Details|
|Lake Wingra above dam||10043408||Map||2014||Details|
|Lake Wingra at Knickerbocker St||10043409||Map||2019||Details|