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Vital Statistics

Watershed Area 481 acres
Lake surface area 12 acres
Maximum depth 18 feet
Mean depth feet
Public Park No
Boat Ramp No
Fish Present


The key takeaways from the 2021 monitoring season are:

• Tuck Lake continued to have less-clear water, with high nutrient concentrations and high algal growth. • Tuck Lake has contrasting trends in nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations, which is not common. Phosphorus concentrations have increased over time, while nitrogen concentrations have decreased. • An algal bloom was sampled for toxin testing in July. No algal toxins were detected in this sample.

Please see below for a link to the full 2021 Tuck Lake Monitoring Report.

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This map shows the area of the watershed relative to the area of the lake. Generally speaking, the larger a watershed is relative to a lake, the greater the influence land use practices on lake water quality.

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Water Quality Data  

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, data relating to physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the lake have been collected for most lakes. The King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County.

View or Download Data
Use this tool to view or download data from the lake in tabular format. You can define date ranges and select which parameters to view or download.

Chart Data
Use the charting tool to look at graphs showing single parameters for a single water year at a time.

Water quality over time
A common method of tracking water quality trends in lakes is by calculating the “trophic state index” (TSI) (Carlson, 1977) and testing the values for positive or negative trends over time. TSI indicators predict the biological productivity of the lake based on water clarity (Secchi) and concentrations of total phosphorus (TP) and chlorophyll a (Chlor). Generally at least 8 years of data without major lake management activities are needed to have confidence in a significant trend.

The average of these three TSI indicators during the growing season can be used to place lakes in one of three broad categories:
<40 = oligotrophic (low productivity),
40 to 50 = mesotrophic (moderate productivity)
>50 = eutrophic (highly productive).

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Reports and Related Links

2021 Tuck Lake Monitoring Report
2020 Tuck Lake Monitoring Report
2019 Tuck Lake Monitoring Report
2018 Tuck Lake Monitoring Report
2017 Tuck Lake Monitoring Report

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For questions about lakes in King County, please contact or call the Water and Land Resources Division front desk at 206-477-4800.