Depth Distribution:

dEPTH Chart

Depth and Plant Growth

A bathymetric survey was conducted and recorded alongside coverage area and bio volume to allow for simpler associations between depth and plant growth. The depth chart shows that the area surrounding Sears Island maintains a relatively consistent depth while the main body of Indian Lake is broken into four depth zones. The southeastern quadrant of the main body gets deeper off the shore very rapidly and reaches depths of approximately 20 feet. The southwestern quadrant contains a very steadily increasing depth, again reaching approximately 20 feet. While both the northeastern and northwestern quadrants are on average much deeper than the area around Sear's Island, both experience similar maximum depths.


Developed as Part of a WPI Sponsored Project
In Affiliation with The Indian Lake Watershed Association
Worcester, MA 2013