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Total Locations: 26
Total Lakes and Rivers: 26 *

Disclaimer: Aquatic invasive species (AIS) records are assigned statuses of "verified", "observed", or "no longer observed" based on AIS Status Guidance. In general, "verified" populations are established and have been verified by a taxonomic expert. Populations with the "observed" status have not been verified by a taxonomic expert or do not have established populations. Populations with the "no longer observed" status include populations where a reproducing population did not establish. Our inventories are not necessarily exhaustive so it is important to report occurrences. To report new discoveries visit: See the Aquatic Invasive Species Guidance for information on how statuses are assigned. Personally identifiable information on data collection forms may be provided to requesters to the extent required by Wisconsin's Open Records Law [ss. 19.31-19.39, Wis. Stats.].

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WaterbodyStatusWaterbody ID Code (WBIC)Year First FoundDetails
Ashland County (1)
Lake SuperiorVerified27512201924 Details
Barron County (1)
Beaver Dam LakeVerified20812001980 Details
Bayfield County (4)
Cisco LakeVerified28992001983 Details
Diamond LakeVerified28971001967 Details
Lake SuperiorVerified27512201924 Details
Sand Bar LakeNo Longer Observed24949001962 Details
Douglas County (2)
Lake SuperiorVerified27512201924 Details
Whitefish (Bardon) LakeVerified26940001977 Details
Florence County (1)
Keyes LakeVerified6729002000 Details
Forest County (1)
Lake LucerneVerified3965001962 Details
Iron County (1)
Lake SuperiorVerified27512201924 Details
Polk County (1)
Lower Pine LakeVerified24799002015 Details
Vilas County (15)
Anderson LakeVerified9685002000 Details
Crawling Stone Lake (LDF Chain)Verified23228001975 Details
Crystal LakeVerified18424001985 Details
Dead Pike LakeVerified23166001996 Details
Fence Lake (LDF Chain)Verified23230001968 Details
Flambeau Lake (LDF Chain)Verified23205001968 Details
Little Crawling Stone Lake (LDF Chain)Verified23240001982 Details
Little Trout LakeVerified23216001990 Details
Long Interlaken Lake (Long) (LDF Chain)Verified23223001983 Details
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* Total Lakes and Rivers = total unique Waterbody ID Codes (WBICs). If a waterbody, such as a small pond not in the DNR 24 K Hydrolayer, doesn't have a WBIC, it isn't currently counted in the total.

** Purple Loosestrife - DNR has only a partial list of locations. For more extensive data, visit the Great Lakes Indian and Fish Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) website [exit DNR].

** Fish species - This web page only has a partial list of locations. For more extensive data, visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Map of Distribution of WI Fish Species [exit DNR].