For the past ten years lakes in Western Maine have been the subject of semester-long research projects by the Aquatic Biology students from the University of Maine at Farmington. State-of-the Art water monitoring equipment for used for this purpose and the information gathered is shared with Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection and with local lake associations. Student researchers using GPS/GIS technology have created high definition depth maps of 14 lakes in central and western Maine. These maps represent significant improvements over existing state maps, often being constructed from in excess of 5000 GPS points with associated water depth readings.

For more information contact Dr. Dan Buckley