Citizens Lake Monitoring Program

Cedar Lake residents have a rich history of joining the Citizens Lake Monitoring Program (CLMP).  We join over 1,000 volunteers monitoring 900 Minnesota lakes.  It is imperative we maintain or improve our water quality, as it is central to our way of life on Cedar.  CLMP participants take readings of transparency measurements on Cedar Lake at ten locations at least eight times during the summer using a Secchi disc.  Data collected by our volunteers is entered into the State’s water quality database.  The data is used to analyze water quality trends and provide a basis for water quality goal setting.

2017 volunteers are:  Bruce Bogema, Dale Dragovich, Katie Kraft, Les Martin, Jeff Mitchell, Ron Nelson, Frank Parisi, Heather and Bob Rykhus, Herb Schoon, Bill Stein and Todd Werner.  A recap of this year’s readings will be published in the fall.

Jon Campbell