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Grading Lake Quality
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District monitors all 56 of its lakes and grades them in three areas; water clarity, algae growth, and total phosphorous. The lake grades are used to compare water quality although they are not considered trends due to a number of factors that impact the lake’s grade, such as the amount of rainfall.

Higher than normal precipitation can often result in more runoff, contributing pollution to area streams and lakes. Options for citizens to help maintain or improve the lake’s performance include, installing rain gardens, pervious pavers, and rain barrels. These help prevent the excessive runoff.

Filtering runoff also helps reduce the nutrient levels in lakes. This is done by planting native plants along shorelines and stream banks. These plantings also prevent erosion and deter geese which prefer mown grass adjacent to water.

Read the full article to see the grades and other ways to protect area lakes and streams open the full article.

 
 


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Verona New Jersey to go Phosphate-Free? - Phosphates enter waterways from human and animal waste, phosphorus rich bedrock, laundry, cleaning, industrial effluents, and fertilizer runoff. These phosphates become detrimental when they over fertilize aquatic plants and cause stepped up eutrophication. If too much phosphate is present in the water the algae and weeds will grow rapidly, may choke the waterway, and use up large amounts of precious oxygen (in the absence of photosynthesis and as the algae and plants die and are consumed by aerobic bacteria.) The result may be the death of many fish and aquatic organisms.


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