US Long-Term Ecological Research Network
North Temperate Lakes LTER: Lake Levels 1981 - current


Lake level is measured during the open water season for the seven primary lakes in the Trout Lake area (Allequash, Big Muskellunge, Crystal, Sparkling, and Trout lakes and unnamed lakes 27-02 [Crystal Bog], and 12-15 [Trout Bog]) using Solinst level loggers in stilling wells logging at 30 minute intervals. Lake level elevation is also manually measured several times each season using a survey of benchmarks of known elevation to calibrate the level loggers. Prior to 2017, lake level was measured with staff gauges placed near the shoreline. Staff gauges were read every two weeks as part of LTER routine sampling. Values presented in the database are the water elevation in meters above sea level. Sampling Frequency: before 2017, every two weeks. 2017 to present, every 30 minutes. Number of sites: 7.
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N. Lead PI, J. Magnuson, S. Carpenter, and E. Stanley. 2020. North Temperate Lakes LTER: Lake Levels 1981 - current ver 26. Environmental Data Initiative. Accessed 2021-10-24.

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North Temperate Lakes LTER: Lake Levels