Little Ossipee Lake

Waterboro, York, Maine
MIDAS 5024

Secchi transparency (mean, maximum & minimum annual values)

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Little Ossipee Lake
MIDAS 5024 - Station 1
Year Depth - Meters Depth - Feet
Min Avg Max Min Avg Max
1977 6.1 6.1 6.1 20.0 20.0 20.0
1978 6.5 7.5 8.5 21.3 24.6 27.9
1979 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1980 5 6.7 8.2 16.4 22.0 26.9
1981 5.6 7.2 9 18.4 23.6 29.5
1982 5.8 6.5 7.3 19.0 21.3 24.0
1983 5.9 6.6 7.3 19.4 21.7 24.0
1984 4.4 6.2 7 14.4 20.3 23.0
1985 6.1 6.7 7.3 20.0 22.0 24.0
1986 6.1 6.4 7 20.0 21.0 23.0
1987 5.8 6.7 8.5 19.0 22.0 27.9
1988 4.6 5.1 5.5 15.1 16.7 18.0
1989 5.2 6.1 6.7 17.1 20.0 22.0
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1991 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1992 6.4 7.7 9.1 21.0 25.3 29.9
1993 7.5 8.1 8.8 24.6 26.6 28.9
1994 5.5 7.1 8 18.0 23.3 26.2
1995 5 7.4 9.7 16.4 24.3 31.8
1996 5 7.7 9.9 16.4 25.3 32.5
1997 5.4 8 10.3 17.7 26.2 33.8
1998 5.8 7.1 8.9 19.0 23.3 29.2
1999 4.9 8.3 10.3 16.1 27.2 33.8
2000 5.4 7.3 8.7 17.7 24.0 28.5
2001 6 7.8 9.1 19.7 25.6 29.9
2002 7.1 7.7 8.9 23.3 25.3 29.2
2003 5.5 7.8 9.3 18.0 25.6 30.5
2004 6.7 8.3 10.1 22.0 27.2 33.1
2005 5 7.4 8.9 16.4 24.3 29.2
2006 5.9 7.9 9.9 19.4 25.9 32.5
2007 6.1 8 10.4 20.0 26.2 34.1
2008 6.6 7.8 10.2 21.7 25.6 33.5
2009 5.9 8.9 11.9 19.4 29.2 39.0
2010 6.2 8.2 9.9 20.3 26.9 32.5
2011 6 8 9.6 19.7 26.2 31.5
2012 6.3 7.9 10.6 20.7 25.9 34.8
2013 7.1 8.9 10.8 23.3 29.2 35.4
2014 7 9.2 10.6 23.0 30.2 34.8
2015 8.4 9.9 11.1 27.6 32.5 36.4
2016 8 9.9 10.8 26.2 32.5 35.4
2017 5.6 8.5 11 18.4 27.9 36.1
2018 6.5 8 10.3 21.3 26.2 33.8




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Distribution of Secchi Disk Transparency in All Maine Lakes

Source Data:
Maine Lakes Transparency, Color & Chemistry: Annual Mean Values

Date-specific Secchi data for this and other Maine lakes can be found HERE