Edinboro Lake


Location

Latitude / Longitude: 41° 53' 05" N / 80° 08' 12" W
Altitude: 1197 ft  (364.8 m) above sea level
County: Erie County
Townships: Washington 
Borough: Edinboro

Maps

Bathymetric 

Edinboro Lake Watershed Association Bathymetric Map
USGS 1:24,000 Topographic (7.5 minute quadrangle) -Edinboro North

Physical Characteristics

Edinboro Lake is a natural lake that is dammed. The water level was raised by 3.3 m. The Borough of Edinboro owns the Lake.

MAJOR INLETS

MAJOR OUTLETS

Conneautee Creek

Conneautee Creek

Shenango Creek

 

Whipple Creek (local name)

 

Lakeside Run (local name)

 
Depth
Max: 9.1 m (30 ft)
Mean: 3.4 m (11 ft)

Area of Lake: 1.0 km2
Volume of Lake: 5.6 x 106 m3
Flush rate: 5.1 vol./yr.
Geology: Devonian Age red, gray and brown shale and sandstone (Ulanoski et al. 1981)
Soils: Sloan silty clay loam that is poorly drained. (Ulanoski et al. 1981)
Area of Watershed: 42 km2
Land Use in Watershed

Glossary

Water Quality / Nutrients

Data collected Spring 2002
Alkalinity: 67 mg/L 
Conductivity: 150 ppm 
Limited nutrient and water quality data available

For more information regarding water quality and nutrients contact Dr. Milton Ostrofsky.

Glossary

Biological Diversity

Fishery (Ulanoski et al. 1981)

Common Name Scientific Name

largemouth bass

Micropterus salmoides

smallmouth bass

Micropterus dolomieui

pumpkinseed sunfish

Lepomis gibbosus

bluegill

Lepomis macrochirus

black crappie

Pomoxis nigromaculatus

white crappie

Pomoxis annularis

muskellunge

Esox masquinongy

yellow perche

Perca flavescens

walleye

Stizostedion vitreum vitreum

brown bullhead

Ictalurus nebulosus

yellow bullhead

Ictalurus natalis

Stocked fish: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocking overview.
Consumption advisory: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission 

Vegetation / Macrophytes (Ulanoski et al. 1981)

Common Name Scientific Name

Water milfoil

Meriophyllum spicatum

Coontail

Ceratophyllum demersum

Pondweeds

Potamogeton zosteriformis

 

P. crispus

 

P. natans

 

P. amplifolius

 

P. pectinatus

Bladderwort

Utricularia vulgaris

Watterweed

Elodea Canadensis

Starweed

Heteranthera dubia

Spatterdock

Nuphar variegatum

White waterlily

Nymphaea odorata

Water shield

Brasenia schreberi

Water smartweed

Polygonum smphibium

Cattails

Typha latifolia

 

T. angstifolia

Bur-reed

Sparanium eurycarpum

Arrow-arum

Peltandra virginica

Pickerelweed

Pontederia cordata

Arrowhead

Sagittaria latifolia

Softstem bulrush

Scirpus validus

Reed

Phragmites communis

Stonewort, Muskgrass

Chara sp.

Lake Sediment

Pesticide Sediment analysis (Ulanoski et al. 1981)
Date of collection: September 23, 1980

Pesticide

μg/kg

 

Pesticide

μg/kg

ALDRIN

0.0

 

HEPTACHLOR

0.0

CHLORDANE

6.0

 

LINDANE

0.0

DDD

6.9

 

MIREX

0.0

DDW

8.1

 

METHOZYCHLOR

0.0

DDT

1.9

 

PCB

22.0

DIELDRIN

0.0

 

PCN

0.0

ENDOSULFN I

0.0

 

PERTHANE

0.0

ENDRIN

0.0

 

TOXAPHENE

0.0

HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE

0.0

     

Recreation

Edinboro lake recreation opportunities: http://www.edinboro.net/recreation.html

Fishing / Boating access areas:

Indianhead Marina & Boat Rental
Located in Edinboro Borough
Owned Privately
Horsepower restriction: unlimited
Fee: yes
Fishing Pier: yes
Shore Fishing: yes
Parking: large parking lots
Launch Ramp: yes
Dock: no
Lakeside Boat Ramp
Located in Edinboro Borough
Owned by local government.
Horsepower restriction: unlimited
Fee: no
Fishing Pier: yes
Shore Fishing: yes
Parking: large parking lots
Launch Ramp: yes
Dock: yes
Thomas Lakeside Marina
Located in Edinboro Borough
Owned privately
Horsepower restriction: unlimited
Fee:
Fishing Pier: no
Shore Fishing: yes
Parking: large parking lots
Launch Ramp: yes
Dock: yes

Access Area information: http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Fish_Boat/acctbl.htm
Dock fees: http://www.edinboro.net/recreationfees.html
Special Boating Regulations: http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/Fish_Boat/spbtregs.htm

Consumption advisory 
Limit yourself to 2 meals / month of largemouth bass due to the mercury content
Source: Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Links

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC)
PFBC Fishing and Boating Map
French Creek Watershed Conservation Plan (Jan 2002)
Edinboro Recreation

References

Ulanoski, James T. and Shertzer, Richard H. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. Marker, James L. United States Geological survey. Hartman, Richard T., PhD University of Pittsburgh. (Dec. 1981). Trophic classification and characteristics of twenty-six publicly owned Pennsylvania lakes. Bureau of Water Quality Management. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. (p 77-84 / 240)