While ALMS collects a large suite of water chemistry parameters, this report will attempt to highlight the variability which exists across only a few of our major parameters: Secchi Depth, Total Phosphorus, Chlorophyll-a, and Microcystin.
The variation within these parameters does not necessarily reflect a degree of lake management, for many factors outside of human control also impact lake water quality. The depth of the lake, the size of the drainage basin, lake order, and the composition of bedrock and sediment are just some of the factors which affect lake water quality and should be taken into consideration when reading these results.
Annual reports summarizing LakeWatch monitoring data:
|LakeWatch Summary Reports|
|LakeWatch Summary 2015|
|LakeWatch Summary 2016|
|LakeWatch Summary 2017|
|LakeWatch Summary 2018|
|LakeWatch Summary 2019|
For more detailed individual lake reports, please click here.
Crane Lake, Photo by Pauline