Current Lake Information Perry Kugler – Ice History Results
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Water Clarity Testing Results
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- Phosphorus and chlorophyll is high –
- Phosphorus is found in commercial products such as foods, detergents, and fertilizers. Natural phosphorus found in soil and rocks.
- Hopefully non-phosphorus fertilizers will start to show positive results and hopefully all lake members are using the non-phosphorus fertilizer!
- Essential plant nutrient
- Chlorophyll – Main pigment in algae. What more can we ALL do to keep our lake healthy and clean??
- Rule of thumb – If you wouldn’t put it in your bath water or drink it, then don’t put it in your lake!
- Reduce storm water runoff from your yard (Plant and vegetation buffers)
- Continue to reduce grass clippings, leaves, and landscaping materials entering our lake
- Always use Non-Phosphorus fertilizers
- When possible use burns pits and discard ashes in a safe location, not in the lake.
- Never allow hazardous chemicals into your lake (gas, oil, paint, insecticides, pavement salts…etc)
- Monitor your septic systems, never run them into your lake (it is estimated that 64,000 straight-pipe septic systems discharge directly into MN lakes)
- Tell your friends and family members visiting to “Wash their Boats” before entering the lake to prevent invasive aquatics (zebra mussels, curly-leaf pondweed, Eurasian water milfoil)