Bacteria Monitoring: List of Lakes and 2006 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 2006 recreational season.
Click here for weekly results of bacteria and toxic algae.

Lake / Beach NameSeasonal Geometric Mean
Bader Memorial Park Lake @ Swimming Beach0
Big Indian Reservoir near Odell13
Bluestem Reservoir near Martell58
Box Butte Reservoir at North Swimming Beach2
Branched Oak near Malcolm at Area 10 Beach67
Branched Oak near Malcolm, Liebers Point Beach26
Bridgeport Middle Lake at Swimming Beach 2
Carter Lake near Omaha41
Conestoga Reservoir near Denton5
Cub Creek Reservoir #12A at Swimming Beach215
Elwood Reservoir near Elwood3
Fremont Lakes #10 Swimming Beach6
Fremont Lakes #20, East Beach 2
Fremont Lakes #20, West Beach3
Fremont Lakes #9 Swimming Beach3
Glenn Cunningham Lake in Omaha at the Marina Boat
Holmes Lake in Lincoln at north shore54
Iron Horse Trail Lake at Iron Horse Beach40
Johnson Lake at North End16
Johnson Lake at Southeast Swimming Beach6
Kirkman’s Cove Reservoir at Swimming Beach8
Lake McConaughy at Martin’s Bay Beach 2
Lake North at NW Swimming Beach2
Lake Yankton (Cottonwood Lake)2
Lewis and Clark Reservoir at Weigland Beach on Neb11
Louisville Lake #2 Swimming Beach7
Maloney Reservoir at Outlet Beach4
Maskenthine Reservoir - Stanton6
Merritt Reservoir Southwest of Valentine0
Minatare Lake at East Swimming Beach7
Morman Island Lake at Grand Island12
Oliver Reservoir near Kimball at Swimming Beach 6
Pawnee Reservoir near Emerald, East Beach9
Pawnee Reservoir near Emerald, West Beach16
Silver Creek City Pond @ Swimming Beach7
Sutherland Reservoir at Hershey Beach6
Swan Lake 5A near Tobias7
Two Rivers SRA Lake #427
Valentine Mill Pond18
Wagon Train Lake near Hickman16
Willow Creek Reservoir – Pierce35
Wirth Brothers Lake127

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