Lake Ida

Filed in Lake Profiles by on March 26, 2014

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Nearest Town: Leaf Valley
Primary County: Douglas
Size: 4426.74acres
Max Depth: 106’
Water Clarity: 11’

Photo Courtesy of www.lakeida.org

Photo Courtesy of www.lakeida.org

Lake Ida is a large (4,289 acres), moderately fertile basin located northwest of Alexandria. Mean depth is approximately 28.0 feet. Maximum depth exceeds 100.0 feet. Residential development surrounding the lake is considered moderate to heavy. Water quality and clarity are good. Average water clarity measurements typically exceed 10.0 feet during summer months. This lake is a popular destination for both anglers and recreational boaters. Recreational pressure can be high, especially on weekend days during summer months. Lake Ida supports a complex fish community due to good water quality and exceptional habitat diversity such as shallow bays, rock bars, abundant mid-lake structure, emergent and submergent vegetation, etc.

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