Lake Chelan

Clear Into The Future

Lake Chelan Weather

Mission & Goals


Establish the long-term trends in the water quality of Lake Chelan in the context of land use and climate change. Its clear waters are a vital resource to the community and to visitors from around the world. We must understand processes governing the lake’s clarity if we are to preserve the lake’s ultra-low nutrient status.



  • 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

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Education Outreach

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Support Organizations

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Make a difference in the future of Lake Chelan.

Contact Us

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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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