Lake Bancroft is a lake located in the city of Ishpeming in the U.S. state of Michigan.[1] The lake has experienced progressive eutrophication resulting in hypoxia, disrupting its natural ecology. The Lake Bancroft Project, appointed by the Ishpeming City Council, aim to reverse the damage caused by eutrophication in a process using a food-grade polymer which binds itself to suspended material then brings it to the bottom of the lake.[2]

Lake Bancroft
LocationIshpeming, Marquette County, Michigan
Coordinates46°29′37″N 87°40′26″W / 46.49361°N 87.67389°W / 46.49361; -87.67389Coordinates: 46°29′37″N 87°40′26″W / 46.49361°N 87.67389°W / 46.49361; -87.67389
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1,000 ft (300 m)
Max. width500 ft (150 m)
Surface elevation1,407 ft (429 m)[1]

See alsoEdit

List of lakes in Michigan


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Bancroft
  2. ^ City of Ishpeming (2012). "The Lake Bancroft Project". City of Ishpeming. Retrieved April 4, 2015.