Bacteria Monitoring: List of Lakes and 2004 Averages

Below is a list of public lakes being sampled for bacteria periodically by NDEQ, and the seasonal mean average for bacteria. Click on the lake name to view a chart of sample results for the 2004 recreational season.
Click here for weekly results of bacteria and toxic algae.

Lake / Beach NameSeasonal Geometric Mean
Big Indian Reservoir at Swimming Beach17
Bluestem Reservoir near Martell at Southeast Swimm34
Box Butte Reservoir at North Swimming Beach1
Branched Oak near Malcolm at Area 10 Beach53
Branched Oak near Malcolm at Liebers Point Beach 44
Conestoga Reservoir near Denton at Boat Ramp4
Cottonwood (Yankton) Lake at South Swimming Beach1
Cub Creek Reservoir at Swimming Beach76
Fremont Lakes #10 at Brick’s Bay Beach9
Fremont Lakes #20 at East Beach2
Fremont Lakes #20 at West Beach2
Fremont Lakes #9 at Fremont Beach4
Glenn Cunningham Lake in Omaha at the Marina Boat 6
Iron Horse Trail Lake at Iron Horse Beach7
Johnson Lake Near Lexington at North End21
Johnson Lake Near Lexington at SE Swimming Beach23
Kirkman’s Cove Reservoir at Swimming Beach25
Lake Babcock Near Columbus168
Lake McConaughy Near Ogalala at Martins Bay Beach4
Lake North Near Columbus at Swimming Beach14
Lewis and Clark Reservoir at Weigland Beach on Neb2
Louisville Lake #2 at Swimming Beach 15
Maloney Reservoir Near North Platte at Outlet Beac8
Maskenthine Reservoir at Swimming Beach9
Merritt Reservoir near Valentine at Northeast Beac1
Middle Bridgeport Lake at Swimming Beach1
Minatare Lake at East Swimming Beach 13
Morman Island Lake Near Grand Island at Swimming B
Morman Island Lake Near Grand Island at Swimming B
Oliver Reservoir at Swimming Beach4
Pawnee Reservoir near Emerald at East Beach24
Pawnee Reservoir near Emerald at West Beach39
Rockford Reservoir Near Beatrice at SW Swimming Be6
Sutherland Reservoir Near Sutherland at Hershey Be5
Swan Lake 5A near Tobias at South Swimming Beach 2
Two Rivers State Recreation Area Lake #417
Wagon Train Lake near Hickman at East Beach11
Willow Creek Reservoir at Swimming Beach2
Windmill Lake near Gibbon at Swimming Beach

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street, Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
(402) 471-2186