IR Secchi Disk

Monitor water quality in your lake! Secchi depth measurements are an easy yet scientifically valuable way to measure lake clarity over time.

DSCN5023With a simple black and white disk on a string, boaters can take Secchi depth measurements during the open water season. In this way, Secchi depth measurements can provide regular, baseline water quality data. This can be especially useful in between LakeWatch monitoring years to track trends over time.

The I-R Secchi Disk program provides a means for involvement in stewardship activities and public education about the issues facing our lake’s water quality for many lake users. We encourage every lake steward to get involved.

Additional links regarding the use of Secchi Disks in lake monitoring:
What is a Secchi Disk?
Secchi Reading Simulator
The Secchi DipIn