UPCOMING EVENTS

February Board Meeting
Thursday, February 8, 2018
TBA
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March Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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Pork Chop Dinner
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Dassel Rod and Gun

Pot Luck
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Dassel Rod and Gun

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END OF THE DOCK

Ron Bubany, Editor

I have always felt that our lake association, along with others in the state, plays an important role in preserving our waterways. Even so, I had no idea just what a major impact lake associations have.

Steve Ullom leads off this issue with a summary of an important study completed in September by Concordia College. The study was commissioned by Jeff Forester, Executive Director, Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates. See Steve's recap on page 4 next. It includes a link to the actual study itself, should you wish to dig into the full details.

Of course we have updates for you on our ongoing activities, including information about the growing invasion of zebra mussels. So have a good read and bring yourself up to date.

The GPS we have been using in our vegetation and water quality surveys is old and out of date. So we have replaced it with a state of the art Humminbird Helix 9 unit. This unit is much easier to use, very accurate, and provides opportunities to see what goes on under the water - much better than just pulling weeds up with a rake.

As for myself, I am excited about the ability this unit has to create contour maps of the lake bottom. These maps can identify hard/soft bottoms, vegetation and other details. Even 3D drawings can be achieved. This winter I will be developing a plan to use this tool to create detailed maps of Lake Washington. It's about time we replace the ancient depth maps we have been using for the past many years.

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Click here for the presentation that Dr. Michael McCartney gave during our annual meeting in May covering zaebra mussels

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