Who tracks water quality in the Forest Lake area, and how do we nurse impaired lakes and streams back to good health?Read More
Three variables – water clarity, total phosphorus, and chlorophyll – are combined to create a metric known as a trophic state index.
A few years back, Jerry Spetzman began noticing that the color of the algae samples on a white filter corresponded almost perfectly with the lakes’ overall water quality.Read More
During 2020, Washington Conservation District monitored water quality on 71 lakes in Washington County. Here’s what recent data tell us about five local lakes.Read More
A healthy lake is a thriving ecosystem, alive with millions of organisms in an assortment of colors and sizes.Read More
Whether itâ€™s the beautiful natural surroundings or the sense of community the valley engenders, thereâ€™s just something about living in this part of the country that inspires Chuck Taylor and others like him to become everyday heroes.Read More