A Martha Stewart Guide to Lake Water Quality

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.

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Tracking the health of lakes in Washington County

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.

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The Spirit of the St. Croix Valley

Whether it’s the beautiful natural surroundings or the sense of community the valley engenders, there’s just something about living in this part of the country that inspires Chuck Taylor and others like him to become everyday heroes.

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