Lake Chelan

Clear Into The Future

Lake Chelan Weather

Vision & Goals


Over the next 10 years, LCRI will become the leading authority on interdisciplinary research to understand how Lake Chelan and surrounding ecosystems are impacted by local and regional stresses.  The Institute will establish and manage the needed infrastructure to enable and lead such research, support K-12 and higher education on environmental topics, and lead technical outreach to the public and the scientific community.



  • Support lake stewardship by collection of key water quality data regularly in collaboration with local and state governmental organizations to ensure that we have the complete, unbiased, long-term data we need to protect the lake.
  • Explore Lake Chelan and its watershed through basic research and education, heightening awareness of the lake’s value and unique character
  • Understand the underlying hydrodynamic and biological processes that control the lake’s water quality as informed by a  digital model and database for the lake that are enduring and accessible for lake management  

About Us

Board of Directors

Meet the Lake Chelan Research Institute Team

Lake Stewardship & Research

Find out more about what we do.

Education Outreach

We are getting the classroom involved

Support Organizations

We appreciate the organizations and businesses that support us.


Make a difference in the future of Lake Chelan.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Lake Chelan Research Institute

PO Box 1547, Chelan, WA 98816, US

(509) 531-2987

You Can Make A Difference

Your support and contributions will enable us to complete the unfunded priorities such as: Bathymetry, Aquatic invasive species assessment, Make currently funded activities more robust , Attract research funding via lake access

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