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Secchi Depth: A Measure of Water Clarity

This graph shows water clarity--a higher number indicates greater clarity, as the Secchi disk is visible at greater depths.  


Lake clarity was excellent from November 2018 through June 2019--8 months in which the Secchi disk was visible sitting on the bottom of the lake--and dropped in July and August.  As water temperatures dropped in November 2019 clarity again improved, but has been more variable since--there can be a difference of several feet over the course of several weeks, both increasing and decreasing.  As of the last sampling date (March 6) the clarity was improved nearly 2 feet.

Clarity has been more variable over the winter--a lot of rain, windy conditions, and warm water