Your Lake, Your Story

Your Lake, Your Story

The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams has been closely studying local lakes since 2007. However, lakes in Kosciusko County have a wonderful heritage of scientific research going back to 1875. Understanding the health of local lakes in the context of their history can assist in guiding future research and actions. As we investigated the past and present of local lakes, we researched and collected data on water clarity, nutrients, dissolved oxygen and other parameters. Past data was collected only from university and government sources during the months of July and August. Both past and present research uses data collected in open water above the deepest point in each lake.

James Lake

Oswego Lake

Syracuse Lake

Lake Tippecanoe

Lake Wawasee

Winona Lake

This research and its publication was funded by the K21 Health Foundation, Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission, Grace College and private donors.