Water Quality Data

Collecting water quality data on a lake over many years is important to understand how our lake is doing. Many years of data collection is needed to establish a trend line based on all the variables that impact water quality.  No single year worth of data is enough to establish a trend line. Therefore, decisions on how to manage a lake should be based on long term data. There has been some long term water quality data collected in the lake, although it hasn’t been consistently collected year to year. In addition, very little data has been collected on the tributaries that flow into Hess Lake. According to a 1982 Study done by Edmonds Engineering, 57% of the water and 54% of the phosphorus come into Hess Lake from Wheeler Drain (see this study under the Engineering tab). Additional engineering studies done in the 1990’s agree with this assessment. I know reviewing water quality data can be very boring. However, data is used to make decisions on how to improve the water quality of a lake.

What is Aeration and is it improving Hess Lake Water Quality?

Lake Aeration Description

Water Quality Definitions

Algae in Lake Water

2019 Hess Lake Aeration Water Quality Report by Savin

2019 Aeration DEQ Permit Requirements, PDF 1

2019 Aeration DEQ Permit & Requirements, PDF 2

2018 Hess Lake Aeration Water Quality Report by Savin

2018 Hess Lake Muck Results by Savin

2018 April & August, Lake & Tributaries Water Quality Data by Progressive

2017 Hess Lake Aeration Water Quality Report by Savin

2017 Hess Lake Muck Monitoring Report by Savin

2016 Hess Lake Aeration Water Quality Report by Savin 

2014 Aeration DEQ Permit Requirements

2014/15 Hess Lake Aeration Water Quality Report by Savin

2014 Hess Lake Water Quality Data by Savin

2013 Aeration Quote Package by Savin

2009 Spicer Water Quality Data

1992 & 1991 Water Quality Data for Wheeler Drain and Alger Creek

Hess Lake Water Quality Data 1

from 1981-2010 (internal lake data)

Data taken from https://micorps.net

Hess Lake Water Quality Data 2 

from 1980-2008 (internal lake data)

Data taken from https://micorps.net