Lake Information/Statistics

Little Arbor Vitae Lake, Vilas County, Wisconsin, is a 534-acre drainage lake with a maximum and mean depth of 32 and 11 feet, respectively. This productive, eutrophic lake has a relatively large watershed encompassing nearly 22 square miles, and in 2010, was found to contain 34 native plant species, of which coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum) is the most common plant. A few plants of the non-native purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) were observed growing along the shoreline of the lake.

 

 

 

Morphology

Acreage

534

Maximum Depth (ft)

32

Mean Depth (ft)

11

Shoreline Complexity

3.9

Vegetation

Curly-leaf Survey Dat

June 24,2010

Comprehensive Survey Date

August 2 & 3, 2010

Number of Native Species

34

Wisconsin Natural Heritage Listed Species

0

Exotic Plant Species

Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Simpson's Diversity

0.79

Average Conservatism

6.3

Water Quality

Trophic State

Eutrophic

Limiting Nutrient

Phosphorus

Water Acidity (pH)

8.8 - 8.9

Sensitivity to Acid Rain

Not sensitive

Watershed to Lake Area Ratio

21:1