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Stage fluctuations of Wisconsin lakes

Information Circular 49

In cooperation with University of Wisconsin-Extension: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
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Abstract

This report describes lake-stage fluctuations of 83 gaged lakes in Wisconsin and presents techniques for estimating stage fluctuation at ungaged lakes. Included are stage information at 83 lakes and stage-frequency data for 32 of these lakes that had sufficient record for analysis. Lakes are classified by a hydrologic-topographic lake classification scheme as ground-water flowthrough (GWF) lakes, surface-water drainage (SWD) lakes, and surface-water flow-through (SWF) lakes. Lakes within the same class were found to have similar water-level fluctuations. The lake-stage records indicate that most annual maximums occur during the months of May and June for all three classes. Annual minimum lake levels generally occur in September for surface-water drainage lakes, in March for surface-water flowthrough lakes, and in November for ground-water flow-through lakes. Data for each lake include location, period of water-level record, hydrologic classification, drainage area, surface area, lake volume, maximum depth, long-term mean stage and its standard deviation, maximum and minimum observed lake stage, and the average annual lake-stage fluctuation.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
Stage fluctuations of Wisconsin lakes
Series title:
Information Circular
Series number:
49
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
Publisher location:
Madison, WI
Description:
iv, 84 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin