Water Quality

Lake Water Quality

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Lakes can be classified into three broad categories based on their productivity or ability to support plant and animal life. The three basic lake classifications are “oligotrophic,” “mesotrophic,” and “eutrophic.”

Oligotrophic lakes are generally deep and clear… Read more

Lake Water Quality: Are We Winning the War?

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With this being the 50-year commemorative issue of The Michigan Riparian, it seems like a good time to ask the question, “Are we winning the war to preserve the quality of our lakes?” While this is a reasonable question, it is difficult to answer... Read more