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Lake McMurray is 160-acres with a maximum depth of 52-feet, making it the biggest lake in the Nookachamps Creek Watershed. It is one of the most popular lakes for recreational fishing in the region, and is considered to have good water quality.

Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) was discovered at Lake McMurray in the mid 1990's, which prompted lakeside residents to partner with Skagit County Public Works to draft an Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan (to be hyperlinked once the document is scanned and made into a PDF). This plan identifies control alternatives to eradicate milfoil. Since the formation of a Lake Management District (LMD) at Lake McMurray, the community has implemented the plan and succeeded in removing Eurasian watermilfoil from the lake. Continuing a monitoring and education will help ensure early detection and prevention of invasive species reintroduction.

lakeStay informed about aquatic plants and activities at Lake McMurray by keeping in touch with members of the Advisory Committee and the Skagit County Water Resources Technician, as well as reading the annual reports provided below.

Lake McMurray Reports [Pdf]:

2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

IAVMP Report

Contact Tracy Alker (360) 416-1400