- Locate the metal staff gauge (see image below) that may be located near the boat ramp or lake outlet.
- Wipe off any scum or algae at the waterline.
- Record the lake level in feet, tenths of feet, and hundredths of feet.
- Enter the data online.
If your lake does not have a gauge, you may contact your local DNR office to install one or receive additional instructions from them on other methods of collection.