Water Quality and Lake Level Testing

LCAA completed its annual spring water testing in Lake Carlos.  Over the last couple of years, water clarity has improved.  This may be due to the presence of zebra mussels filtering the water.  We are off to a dry start and hope for rain.

Water Clarity:  Our water clarity on May 15, 2006, was clear to 24 feet deep, and is similar to last year’s read and much clearer than the historic visual depth clarity marker of 15 feet.

Lake Level:  Water levels change over the years and have a big impact on channel navigation, shoreline erosion, ice-ridge damage, and dock and boat-lift use.  This chart shows the results of LCAA monitoring.  (Inches above DNR fixed point)

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