Douglas Lake – 2021


Please explore our SWIMMER’S ITCH 101 tab on the top of the page to learn more about swimmer’s itch. If you can’t find this tab, use these two links: Swimmer’s Itch Life Cycle and Swimmer’s Itch Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Current Common Merganser Count

(as of August 25, 2021)

4 Broods trapped off Douglas Lake / 29 Ducklings relocated to Lake Michigan

TWO specific ways you can continue to help…..

1.important iconReport A Common Merganser BROOD on Douglas Lake (CLICK HERE)

From June 1 – July 15 the single most important thing you can do to help us control swimmer’s itch is to report any common merganser broods you see on Douglas Lake (click the appropriate link above).

If you aren’t sure that the brood you saw are common mergansers, click on the link anyway and you’ll be shown pictures to help you determine their identity.

2. Report A CASE OF SWIMMER’S ITCH on Douglas Lake (CLICK HERE)

Please use the link above to report any and all swimmer’s itch cases on Douglas Lake in 2021. Thank you.