Water-quality and lake-stage data for Wisconsin lakes, water years 2008−2011

Open-File Report 2012-1238
Prepared in cooperation with the State of Wisconsin and with other agencies
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with local and other agencies, collects data at selected lakes throughout Wisconsin. These data, accumulated over many years, provide a data base for developing an improved understanding of the water quality of lakes. To make these data available to interested parties outside the USGS, the data are published annually in this report series.

The purpose of this report is to provide information about the chemical and physical characteristics of Wisconsin lakes during water years 2008–2011. A water year is the 12-month period from October 1 through September 30. It is designated by the calendar year in which it ends. Thus, the period October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008 is called "water year 2008." Data that have been collected at specific lakes, and information to aid in the interpretation of those data, are presented in this report for water years from 2008–2011. Data collected include measurements of in-lake water quality and lake stage. Time series of Secchi depths, surface total phosphorus and chlorophyll a concentrations collected during non-frozen periods are included for all lakes. Graphs of vertical profiles of temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, and specific conductance are included for sites where these parameters were measured. Descriptive information for each lake includes: location of the lake, area of the lake’s watershed, period for which data are available, revisions to previously published records, and pertinent remarks. Additional data, such as streamflow and water quality in tributary and outlet streams of some of the lakes, are available via the "USGS Annual Water Data Report" Web site: http://wdr.water.usgs.gov/.

Suggested Citation

Manteufel, S.B., Olson, D.L., Robertson, D.M., and Goddard, G.L., 2012, Water-quality and lake-stage data for Wisconsin lakes, water years 2008–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1238, 554 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20121238.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Water Year 2008
  • Water Year 2009
  • Water Year 2010
  • Water Year 2011
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water-quality and lake-stage data for Wisconsin lakes, water years 2008−2011
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2012-1238
DOI 10.3133/ofr20121238
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description 558 p.
Public Comments Previous citation: Manteufel, S.B., Olson, D.L., Robertson, D.M., and Goddard, G.L., 2012, Water-quality and lake-stage data for Wisconsin lakes, water years 2008–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1238, 554 p., http://wi.water.usgs.gov/pdf/USGS-OFR-2012-1238.pdf.

This report has previously been available from http://wi.water.usgs.gov/pdf/USGS-OFR-2012-1238.pdf. The report that had been available on that Web site had a different cover, title page, and information page.

Country United States
State Wisconsin
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