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Dane County, 199 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 57 (Eutrophic) and was determined using satellite water clarity observations data. For a Two-Story lake, this is considered Poor.
Fish Lake was monitored by volunteers between 1987 and 2007. 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. Fish 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. 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|
|Fish Lake - Deep Hole-Littoral Zone||133120||Map||2015||Details|
|Fish Lake - North side||10044695||Map||2015||Details|
|Fish Lake - SE corner||10044694||Map||2015||Details|
|Fish Lake at Culvert ||10031438||Map||2010||Details|
|Fish Lake at Culvert Fish Lake Rd||10031440||Map||2010||Details|