Having an understanding about the water and aquatic plant resources is a
big part of Lake Management. Collecting baseline data on the water and
aquatic vegetation in Penn Lake will help us to answer some important
questions such as:
- Is the water meeting or exceeding state Water Quality Standards?
- Are our waters safe for swimming?
- What are the different types of vegetation in Penn Lake?
- Are the fish getting enough dissolved oxygen?
- Is enough oxygen being produced at the right depths?
- Is the lake acidic or basic?
for further information on monitoring Water Quality and
here for the DEP Sampling Protocol Manual.
DEP Citizens Lake Monitoring Program - Completed
The DEP Citizen's Lake Monitoring program was conducted at Penn Lake in
2009 in an effort to baseline some of the above questions and understand
more about the water quality of Penn Lake. Biologists from the DEP
came out to help facilitate the water monitoring program and work with
volunteers at the lake. Over the course of 2009, three water samples
were taken using a variety of scientific instruments in order to get the
necessary measurements. The program was a success! The DEP
provided their final water sampling report in February 2010. The reports are
provided below. The Rod & Gun club is reviewing the data and
determining next steps.
Water Sampling Reports - Provided by DEP