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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Wildwood Lake

Wildwood Lake is an impounded lake, which was formed by damming a small tributary that flows into Lance Lake and the Sturgeon River. Water quality data show the lake to have relatively low levels of nutrients; however, the lake is plagued with heavy aquatic plant growth, which is likely the result of the unnatural formation of the lake, shallow depth, and poor riparian property management.

227 acres

OF SURFACE AREA

6 miles

OF SHORELINE

17 feet

MAX DEPTH

Overview of Wildwood Lake

Watershed

Primary Inflows

Primary Outflows

Mouth

Surface Area

227 acres

Shoreline

6 miles

Maximum Depth

17 feet

Length

Known Aquatic Invasive Species

Description:

Wildwood Lake is an impounded lake, which was formed by damming a small tributary that flows into Lance Lake and the Sturgeon River. Water quality data show the lake to have relatively low levels of nutrients; however, the lake is plagued with heavy aquatic plant growth, which is likely the result of the unnatural formation of the lake, shallow depth, and poor riparian property management.

Monitoring and Research:

Wildwood Lake is monitored every three years through the Watershed Council’s Comprehensive Water Quality Monitoring (CWQM) Program for dissolved oxygen, specific conductivity, pH, nitrate-nitrogen, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and chloride levels.

It is NOT currently monitored through the Watershed Council’s Volunteer Lake Monitoring (VLM) Program. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact the Watershed Council at 231-347-1181.

Additional Resources:

See additional resources on our Aquavist page.

A wide variety of maps for this area are available online at the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) Data Resources page.

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Comprehensive Water Quality Monitoring (CWQM)
2018 Burt Lake Watershed Management Plan
2014 Wildwood Lake Shoreline Survey
2010 Small Gem Lakes Profile

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