Bacteria Monitoring: List of Lakes and 2005 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 2005 recreational season.
Click here for weekly results of bacteria and toxic algae.

Lake / Beach NameSeasonal Geometric Mean
Big Indian Reservoir near Wymore at Swimming Beach24
Bluestem Reservoir near Martell at Swimming Beach27
Box Butte Reservoir near Hemingford at North Swimm11
Branched Oak Lake near Malcolm at Area 10 Beach46
Branched Oak Lake near Malcolm at Lieber’s Point B46
Carter Lake in Omaha at North Boat Ramp37
Conestoga Reservoir near Denton at Boat Ramp4
Cottonwood (Yankton) Lake at South Swimming Beach2
Crystal Cove Lake near S. Sioux City at Boat Ramp6
Cub Creek Lake #12A near Plymouth at Swimming Beac431
Fremont Lake # 10 at Brick’s Bay Beach7
Fremont Lake #20 at East Beach4
Fremont Lake #20 at West Beach4
Fremont Lake #9 at Fremont Beach5
Glenn Cunningham Lake in Omaha at Marina Boat Ramp90
Iron Horse Trail Lake near DuBois at Swimming Beac14
Johnson Lake near Lexington at North End9
Johnson Lake near Lexington at SE Swimming Beach10
Kirkman’s Cove Reservoir near Humboldt at Swimming6
Lake Maloney near North Platte at Outlet Beach2
Lake McConaughy near Ogallala at Martin’s Bay Beac3
Lake Minatare at East Swimming Beach2
Lake North near Columbus at Swimming Beach10
Lewis and Clark Lake near Crofton at Weigand Beach17
Louisville Lake #2 at Swimming Beach9
Maskenthine Reservoir near Stanton at Swimming Bea5
Merritt Reservoir near Valentine at Northeast Beac2
Middle Bridgeport Lake at Swimming Beach1
Oliver Reservoir near Kimball at Swimming Beach4
Pawnee Reservoir near Emerald at East Beach12
Pawnee Reservoir near Emerald at West Beach18
Summit Lake near Tekamah at Swimming Beach14
Sutherland Reservoir at Hershey Beach3
Swan Creek Reservoir #5A near Tobias at Swimming B4
Wagon Train Lake near Hickman at Swimming Beach11
Willow Creek Reservoir near Pierce at Swimming Bea5
Wirth Bros. Lake 111

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