WHITMAN LAKE -- PIERCE COUNTY: 1994

Lake Whitman is located 6.5 miles north of Eatonville. It is the largest of the Benbow group of lakes. It is fed by Twin Lakes, and drains to Tanwax Creek and the Nisqually River. Lake Whitman was monitored by Ecology staff only.

Size (acres)                          30
Maximum Depth (feet)                  20
Mean Depth (feet)                     12
Lake Volume (acre-feet)              360
Drainage Area (square miles)        0.97
Altitude (feet)                      601
Shoreline Length (miles)             1.0

Contour Map

Source of morphometric data: Water Supply Bulletins 42, 43, and 57.


VOLUNTEER-COLLECTED SECCHI DATA ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Date Temperature Water %Cloud Recent Secchi Lake (Y/M/D) (C) (F) pH Color Cover Rain Wind (ft) Ht(in) Abbrev. Comments ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There are no Secchi data available for 1994. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
LABORATORY RESULTS ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Total Total Fecal Col. Bacteria Turb- Suspended Solids Phosphorus Nitrogen Chlorophyll (colonies/100 mL) idity Total Non-Volatile Color Date Strata (ug/L) (mg/L) (ug/L) Site 1 Site 2 (NTU) (mg/L) (mg/L) (Pt-Co) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ STATION 1 94/06/03 E 34 0.19 2.3 94/06/03 H 35 0.18 94/08/26 E 47 0.49J 11.3 94/08/26 H 101 0.47J ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ E=epilimnion composite, H=hypolimnion composite. Remarks codes: U = Below detection limits; J = Estimate.
SUMMARY OF VOLUNTEER SURVEY There was no survey response for 1994. FIELD OBSERVATIONS OF ECOLOGY STAFF There were no field observations recorded for WHITMAN (PIERCE) in 1994
TROPHIC STATUS Estimated Trophic State: Not Available Mean Trophic State Index (Secchi): 0 (Not assessed) Mean Trophic State Index (Total Phosphorus): 60 (Eutrophic) Mean Trophic State Index (Chlorophyll a): 49 (Meso-eutrophic)
SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION OF TROPHIC STATE ASSESSMENT No summary analysis was performed for WHITMAN (PIERCE) in 1994
COMMENTS FROM 93/06/04 AQUATIC PLANT SURVEY Aquatic plants were surveyed at the public access and at one to three transects around the lake. A thorough survey was not made and the list below may be incomplete.
AQUATIC PLANT LIST (This list may be from multiple years and sources.) Elodea sp. (waterweed) Potamogeton zosteriformis (eel-grass pondweed)


Data collected and provided by Washington Department of Ecology's Lake Monitoring Program (Maggie Bell-McKinnon, phone 360- 407-6124).

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